Fall Into Fitness

Healthy Pumpkin Recipes For a Guilt-Free Fall

Your favorite trainers & instructors share how they celebrate Fall in the kitchen... without the guilt!

1.) Comforting Pumpkin Quinoa

Morgana loves stocking up on her Fall recipe picks from her sister-in-law's food blog, Fannetastic Food!  This savory dish serves up all the pumpkin goodness. It's the perfect post-class meal. 

2.) Healthy Pumpkin Banana Loaf

Healthy Pumpkin Banana Loaf

Got brown bananas?  Instructor Kayley marries a classic banana bread with the flavor of the season for a quick grab & go breakfast bread.  

INGREDIENTS;

  • 1½ cups (150 g) all-purpose flour *note: you can sub grain-free flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 medium-size ripe banana, mashed (100 g or 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup (120 g) pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup (115 g) plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup (50 g) brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF (176ºC), and lightly grease a 9 x 5 (23 x 13 cm) bread pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt. Stir until well combined and set aside.
  3. Lightly beat the eggs in a medium sized mixing bowl. Add mashed bananas, pumpkin, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, brown sugar, and vanilla. Stir until well combined.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir gently. Do not over mix. Fold in any add-ins you wish to include.
  5. Pour the batter into the loaf pan, spreading it out evenly, and bake for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. After 45 minutes, you may wish to cover with a sheet of tin foil to prevent the top from getting too brown.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.

3.) Pumpkin Protein-Packed Pancakes

Owner & Trainer Nedra found a way to hit her macros, incorporate pumpkin & enjoy a short stack of pancakes - triple score! Here's her quick recipe for a Fall breakfast of champions. 

  • Flapjack protein pancake mix (buy here!)
  • Water
  • Organic canned pumpkin
  • Cinnamon
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Top with Oikos Vanilla or Caramel Greek yogurt, nuts or warm maple syrup!

4.) Paleo Pumpkin Spice Nice Cream (Vegan + Dairy Free)

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Nice Cream - The P.E. Club

Instructor Katy enjoys "nice" cream year round with a seasonal twist on a paleo classic. Check out her additions to a simple recipe turned festive. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 2 tbsp of Pumpkin Puree
  • Splash of Coconut Milk
  • Dollop of Almond Butter
  • Dash of Cinnamon & Pumpkin Spice

Combine all ingredients in the food processor, blend & enjoy! Add dark chocolate chips to the mix for an even sweeter treat. 

5.) All-Pumpkin-Everything Smoothie Bowl

Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl - DailyDoseoFitness - The P.E. Club

If you follow trainer/instructor Miriam (@DailyDoseoFitness) on Instagram, you know she is the queen of tastefully beautiful kitchen creations.  This season, she enjoys all her pumpkin favorites, all in one bowl!  

Need some smoothie bowl #inspo? Here are some of Mir's faves for the perfect bowl:

  • True Nutrition Cinnamon Roll Protein Powder
  • Devotion Nutrition Pumpkin Spice Flex Packets
  • Archer Farms Pumpkin Spice Granola
  • LIFE Pumpkin Cereal
  • P28 Foods Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter
  • Fit Crunch Bar Birthday Cake pieces
  • Walden Farms International Caramel Syrup  

Our Top 7 Favorite Things About NYC In The Fall

Fall is officially in the air.  We're taking a break from sweat & squats to bring you some of our favorite things about the season in NYC!

1.) Crisp Fall Air & Cool Breezes.

No more worrying about that subway car without AC. We're happy to say goodbye to that humidty.

2.) All. Pumpkin. Everything. 

At The P.E. Club, of COURSE we are obsessed. Our current fave? Trainer/Instructor Miriam (@DailyDoseoFitness via Instagram) created THIS delicious pumpkin waffle creation. Need a post-class fix? We're stocking Pumpkin Spice tea bags at the club all season long. 

*Fit Tip! Love the classic PSL, but not loving all the extra calories? Instructor Katy's coffee hack for this seasonal favorite includes coffee + steamed coconut milk + 1 pump of pumpkin syrup for a little sweet & a little spice! 

3.) Central Park. Period.

NYC in the Fall - The P.E. Club

From Fall foliage, to crunchy jogs through the leaf-dusted paths, to an autumn aroma, it's no wonder some New Yorkers spend more time here when the cooler temps hit!

4.) Leather Jackets, Scarves & Athleisure Lines.

Let's face it: our wardrobes miss the black on black layers with leather accents during the warmer months.  Not to mention all the new styles of leggings to choose from...

*Fit Tip! Owner/Trainer Nedra is a Carbon38 ambassador!  Update your wardrobe for Fall - use code NEDRALOPEZ50 on Carbon38.com for a special discount off your first order. 

5.) The Scenery Upstate + apple cider donuts. 

Fall weekend trips are the best!

6.) Taking time to Restore, Relax & Recover.

The Best Things About NYC in the Fall - The P.E. Club

Who doesn't love those rainy fall days with a warm blanket & a good book?  Netflix binging weather, for sure.  This season of change can also mean changes to your current fitness routine. Also, don't forget with colder weather come tighter muscles.  We're excited to reintroduce an old class favorite, Strength, Balance & Recovery. This class is a slower pace workout that incorporates yoga, strength & foam rolling to keep your body flexible and healthy.  Keep your eye on our class schedule - coming soon!


JUST ONE MORE REASON TO LOVE FALL...

Free classes @ The P.E. Club!