Holy smokes. Can you believe it’s Halloween at the end of this week? I adore the fall: the crisp air, outfits of jeans and sweaters, wild print leggings with scarves and boots, changing leaves, and my birthday make it pretty awesome in my books. It’s not as crazy at work; the harvest of squash, pumpkins, pears and apples, yum! Crockpot meals and cozy couch nights under a blanket. Yay! It’s still warm enough during the day, and this year we have had lots of sunshine. Because it hasn’t been grey and rainy, this month has gone by fast. Or maybe it’s just being so darn busy that has made this month fly by?
Have you made Halloween plans yet? Are you giving out candy? I know there has been some discussion on paleo forums about what to hand out; the last thing anyone needs is more sugar… I don’t envy having to make that decision. I have never gone trick or treating. I grew up in a house where we didn’t celebrate Halloween, and with no kids, I am pretty sure I have missed my window. I mean I look young for my age, but not young enough to trick or treat.
My best friend has an adorable 4 year old who will be going out as Cinderella this year, and the veritable loot of sugary snacks goes under her pillow the night of the 31st for the Pumpkin Fairy. The Pumpkin Fairy flies in while she sleeps and exchanges all that candy for a toy. Genius. I love the Pumpkin Fairy. More kids need to be visited by the Pumpkin Fairy. I need to be visited by that darn fairy!
For all you adults out there, this Spooky Paleo Tiger Ice Cream Smoothie is your healthy Halloween treat. It is sweet, feeding my sugar craving, and molasses does have iron (something I am often deficient of) and other nutrients, and the orange juice wards off those pesky viruses that seem to pop up with the cooler weather (vitamin C and anti-oxidant action baby!). Creamy orange goodness, that is like a paleo tiger ice cream smoothie. Breakfast or dessert, this should satisfy that craving for your sweet tooth!
- 1 cup pure orange juice
- 1tbsp MCT oil
- 1 tbsp black strap molasses
- 3 tbsp coconut cream
- 4-6 ice cubes
- Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Drink while you consider your trick or treat route.