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Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bars

Here’s a healthy sweet treat to satisfy any fall dessert cravings you might be feeling! These pumpkin peanut butter bars are only 7 ingredients, take 10 min of active time, and are healthy!🫶🏻 If you cycle sync, these are great for the luteal phase


Ingredients for your luteal phase: millet and pumpkin. During the luteal phase, you want to focus on fiber-rich foods to support the large intestine in flushing out excess estrogen and consume nutrient-dense food as your body's metabolism naturally speeds up.


Pumpkin is high in fiber and is anti-inflammatory, which aids the body in the process of metabolizing estrogen. It’s also high in vitamin E which can help improve luteal bloodflow and raise progesterone levels.


Millet can help improve mood in this phase because it contains the amino acid tryptophan which has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression, as well as magnesium which helps combat anxiety. It is also high in antioxidants, which will reduce inflammation, aiding any discomfort or bloating you might be feeling in this time.


 

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bars

Serves: 12 Active Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 70 minutes

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree

  • 1/8 cup maple syrup

  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

  • 2 cups puffed millet

Melted Chocolate

  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil

  • 75g dark chocolate

Process

1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add the peanut butter, pumpkin purée, maple syrup, and cinnamon. Stir until combined. Then add in the puffed millet and mix again until evenly coated


2. In a lined 9x9 pan, take the puffed millet mixture and pour it in. Use a spatula to flatten it out, so that it’s evenly spread across the base


3. Put the pan in the freezer for 30 minutes to set


4. In a small bowl, melt coconut oil and dark chocolate. I microwave it for 30 seconds, stir, 20 seconds, stir, and then 10-second intervals until smooth.


5. Pour the melted chocolate over the bars so that it covers the top. You can use a spoon or spatula to spread it.


6. Freeze for another 30 min to set, or up to 2 hours. If you’re prepping for a few days, then put it in the fridge

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