Pumpkins are everywhere! If you want to get creative and try out some recipes that use pumpkins as a main ingredient (I’ve seen recipes for pumpkin hummus, roasted pumpkin spears, and of course, roasted pumpkin seeds), be sure that you are picking out a pumpkin that is intended for cooking and not just for decoration. The typical pumpkins we use to make Jack-o-Lanterns are pretty stringy, moist, and hard to eat. Sugar Pumpkins and Cheese Pumpkins are best for baking and cooking due to their sweet flesh. Pumpkins can last for up to three months if you store them in a dry and cool place.
Happy Halloween! Treat yourself to this delicious smoothie that’s not only easy to make, but it’s full of nutrients. When I first tasted this smoothie, the first thing that came to mind was, “Wow! This tastes like a milkshake!” This is a great smoothie to give to your kids for that very reason…they won’t even know it’s healthy! Pumpkins are full of fiber, vitamin A, potassium, and zinc. Bananas are another good source of potassium as well as vitamin B6 and C. The chia seeds give this smoothie an added boost of antioxidants and protein. Make this festive and fun smoothie today!
- 1 can pumpkin puree (not the type used to make pumpkin pies, straight-up pumpkin)
- 1 C almond milk (plain or vanilla)
- 1 banana
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds