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NO BAKE, low carb, low fat, paleo Pumpkin Pie


Cheating never felt so good.



  • 1 bag of Gluten Free Ginger Snap Cookies
  • 6 tablespoons of salted butter
  • 1/4 cups of white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 15oz can of pumpkin pie puree
  • 2 tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice
  • 7 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of grass-fed gelatin
  • 7 oz of organic plain greek yogurt



  1. Crust: Smash an entire box of gluten free ginger snap cookies until the consistency is as close to flour as possible. In a medium bowl, mix the ginger cookie crumbs with butter, white sugar and ground cinnamon.
  2. Press into a pie pan and place in the oven at 350 F for 5 minutes. Let cool before filling.
  3. Filling: In a sauce pan over low heat, combine the pumpkin pie puree with pumpkin pie spice and maple syrup. Stir until all the ingredients are completely mixed together. Remove from heat and add grass-fed gelatin and plain greek yogurt. Mix well (use a blender if possible).
  4. Pour the filling into your gluten-free-ginger-snap-cookie-crust of deliciousness and let harden in the fridge for 4-6 hours (overnight recommended).
  5. Wow your guests.






Pumpkins aren’t just for carving, decorating, and eating.  They’re actually amazing for your skin.  Especially if your skin is damaged from environmental conditions such as overexposure to the sun. Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, which soothes and softens your skin, and vitamin C, an antioxidant that can help to remedy damage produced by free radicals.  Check out our favorite pumpkin products below!


7744955cb64e786c3cdadaa1601a8a39Maybe we’re getting a little carried away with the pumpkin stuff over here but I really love everything about the weather getting cooler and the smells getting richer.  I raved last week about a pumpkin face scrub that was incredible, and then a few days ago I found a Pumpkin Spice Rooibos tea at  Trader Joe’s that is one of my favs, and now I’m obsessing over this Pumpkin-Apple breakfast smoothie I found on Pinterest!  I’m basically  just completely drowning my body in pumpkin at this point, inside and out.  Thank GOD this new addiction/ obsession is a healthy one.

This nutritious smoothie is made with a pinch of pumpkin pie spice and will keep you full for hours! It tastes like a dessert but its packed full of goodness. Both the apple and oats add lots of fiber and the greek yogurt provides filling protein for even more staying power.


  • ¼ cup plus 2 tbsp. old-fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup canned pumpkin
  • ¾ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium apple, cut into pieces (I used honeycrisp and left the skin on)
  • ½ banana, sliced and frozen
  • ½ cup milk (almond, soy, cow’s, etc. – whatever you prefer)
  • ⅛ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 6 ice cubes


  • Place oats in blender and blend for about 30 seconds until finely chopped. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.