What comes to mind when I think of the Autumn season? Anything and everything pumpkin! I want to have pumpkin spice coffee and tea, pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin soup and a yummylicious pumpkin pie…to start.
What is so special about pumpkins? I think they are simply beautiful. Also, they are very healthy to eat. Here are some nutritional facts about the pumpkin:
- Contains Vitamin A, so very good for vision.
- Helps with weightloss
- Boosts your immune system
- Pumpkin seeds can help your heart and boost your mood
- Low in calories
- Pumpkin seeds are rich in magnesium
When cooking with pumpkin, I like to add it to spaghetti sauce and chili (I usually add the pumpkin spice too). There are so many recipes for pumpkin. Check out these websites for pumpkin recipes:
This morning, I made a pumpkin smoothie and here is the recipe:
1/2 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
3/4 tsp pumpkin spice
3/4 cup cashew milk
5 ice cubes
1/2 packet vanilla protein powder (I used SoTru)
Put all ingredients in blender and blend away. Enjoy!
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