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Pumpkin– A Super Food!

Consider the word pumpkin and pictures of jack-o-lanterns and whipped cream covered Thanksgiving pies will most likely pop into your mind. Pumpkin is traditionally considered a vacation food and is a staple in our cooking area pantries and freezers during that joyful time of the year. Did you know that pumpkin now declared as one of the ‘Super Foods?’

According to Dr. Steven Pratt, author of SuperFoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life, “Well, pumpkin is one of the most nutritionally important foods known to man. Moreover, it’s low-cost, readily available all year in canned kind, exceptionally easy to incorporate into recipes, high in fiber, low in calories, and loads an abundance of illness combating nutrients.”

What exactly makes pumpkin so extremely awesome?

The effective anti-oxidants referred to as carotenoids give this food its incredibly status. Carotenoids have the ability to ward off the danger of different kinds of cancer and heart problem, together with, cataracts and macular degeneration. Dr. Pratt points out numerous other illness combating very foods in his book as well, however we are most thinking about pumpkin due to the fact that of the year-round accessibility and ease of usage in canned type.

Roasted pumpkin seeds make an awesome stocking stuffer!

How can we add this wonder food to our diets through out the year? Make the most of the benefits and terrific taste of pumpkin with the following delicious Pumpkin Recipes.

Any day Pumpkin Pancakes

2-1/2 cups flour
1 cup of buttermilk
1 tsp. salt
2-1/4 tsp. soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup of pumpkin

Measure flour into bowl and add dry components. Stir in buttermilk and include pumpkin. Mix Well. Prepare on hot frying pan or frying pan till golden brown.

Pumpkin Spiced Muffins

1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup pumpkin
1/4 cup milk
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda

In a big bowl cream butter with brown sugar. In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder, spices, salt and baking soda. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

What precisely makes pumpkin so extremely? Dr. Pratt discusses many other illness fighting super foods in his book as well, however we are most interested in pumpkin due to the fact that of the year-round schedule and ease of usage in canned type.

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Healthy Blueberry Pancakes Recipe (The Plant Paradox-Approved)

You know something sweet and decadent and a little over the top, and you shouldn’t miss out just because you’re eating the Gundry way. That’s why I came up with a plant paradox friendly version of everyone’s favorite indulgent breakfast blueberry pancakes. Now my oven, baked blueberry pancake is a little different for one. It’s not made of wheat flour and it’s not slathered in maple syrup.

It’s kind of a cross between a pancake and a cake, and it’s perfect for this time of year when blueberries are actually in season, but you can make it all year round. Just leave out the blueberries, no matter what it’s still delicious. It’s got loads of flavor on its own thanks to the lemon, the vanilla and the coconut, and since you make it in a blender you’re only going to get two dishes dirty making breakfast the blender and a pie tin.

So then you’re going to lightly spray. A pipe in with some olive oil spray or some coconut oil spray and be ready to use that okay. So now we’re going to take all of our ingredients and we’re going to put them in a blender. So we’re going to take some coconut oil that we’ve already melted and we’re going to take some vanilla extract. Please use the real stuff we’re going to throw in some salt we’re going to use aluminum free baking powder, we’re going to use baking soda and about six drops of stevia.

I love the sweet leaf brand and a couple of pastured or omega-3 eggs. Then we’re going to take some coconut yogurt plain coconut yogurt. If you can’t find it, please feel free to substitute goat, yogurt or sheep yogurt, but please don’t use American yogurt or Greek yogurt. It’s got casein a1. Then we’re going to add our dry ingredients. We’re going to take some coconut flour and some almond flour and some tapioca.

Now I actually prefer cassava, which is more coarse than tapioca, but they’re both from the same root and we’re going to put all that in our blender. Okay. So we’ll put that in and we’re just going to pulse it for a little bit and then take spatula, scrape it down. Okay. Now the other thing once you’ve got that blend you’re going to grate a lemon and just get a grater gets kind of the coarse grater.

You don’t have to be perfect about this. Please get your fingers out of the way. I don’t want to have to see you in the emergency room, so we’re going to take that zest and and we’re going to cut the lemon in half use a juicer cuz. A lot of our lemons, particularly here in California, if you’re coming out of the yard or full of seeds – and you don’t really want seeded blueberry pancakes, okay, so we’re going to throw that and the zest back in and if you want to do this as part Of the first step, that’s fine with me, and in goes the zest, don’t be afraid of the zest, believe it or not.

There’s an amazing component in lemon peel called lemon and that I’ve talked about before it actually contains is a really cool compound. So it’s great for you every day: okay, back we go around boy and we’re ready to go and that’s really all you need. This is going to be fairly thin. Looking and that’s going right into our pie pan and then what I like to do is sprinkle the blueberries on top and we’ve got some blueberries fresh from the farmers market they’re.

Actually, in season now and we’re just going to put not too many but a good handful of blueberries – remember fruit is a treat you have to treat it like candy, okay, we’re ready to throw this in the oven and away we go. So you want to bake your pancake until it’s golden brown around the edges and firm in the center takes about 25 minutes. You know it’s really the perfect amount of time to set the table wash the dishes and feed the dog.

So when the pancake is done, you want to remove it from the oven and let it cool to room temperature before serving it’ll feed 2 to 3 people easily. You know it’s really that easy blend bake and serve so the next time you want to feed someone. You love a special breakfast feed them, something that loves them back, I’m dr. Steven and Gundry, and I’m always looking out for you. But right now I’m going to look out for myself, fantastic thanks for reading click, the circular blog icon to subscribe and make sure you don’t miss a single article.

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A new kind of pumpkin seed snack! Roasted by two men.