more pumpkin please....

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more pumpkin please....

Postby Judith » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:54 pm

Did you know????

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Pumpkin is a great source of Vitamin A. One cup of pumpkin contains over 200% of the recommended daily allowance of this eye-saving, wrinkle fighting, imune boosting vitamin.
Pumpkin is also a great source of natural fiber. Combine that with it’s low calorie count, pumpkin can fill you up and keep you feeling fuller, longer without tons of calories. There is only 49 calories per cup!
Pumpkin is high in beta-carotene. And beta-carotene is your friend. It is a powerful antioxidant which means it helps get rid of damaging free radicals that damage your cells and DNA.
Pumpkin is also high in vitamins C and E.

Try this and be raw too---how good is that...


Pumpkin Purée
• 1/2 medium pumpkin, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
• 1/4- 1/2 cup water
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon
• 2 tablespoons raw agave nectar or sweetener of choice- OR just do without the sweetener- gradually your taste buds will adjust and actually not LIKE sweeteners!


METHOD


1. Place pumpkin, cinnamon (and agave) in food processor or high-speed blender. Pulse until puréed, adding water as needed. You will have to scrape down the sides of the food processor while processing.

Then you can add this which includes ginger-another winner for we cansurvivors...

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Ginger Whipped “Cream”
• 1/2 cup cashews, soaked overnight, rinsed and drained
• 1/2 cup water
• 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
• 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
• 2 tablespoons raw agave nectar or liquid sweetener of your choice (or forgo this as I suggested before..)
1. Place cashews and water in high-speed blender. Blend until smooth.
2. Add melted coconut oil, fresh ginger and raw agave. Process until well blended.
3. Transfer to container and chill until set.

There you have a perfect pud, with a FEW berries (even fruit has sugar in it)--or try some pomegranate seeds...
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Re: more pumpkin LEAVES please....

Postby Judith » Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:20 pm

Well who'd a thought it...

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pumpkin leaves are a great source of Vitamin C and they make good wraps for whatever you fancy, instead of a cooked wrap- I just got the last ones from my neighbour's community allotment and had a lunch of guacamole (avocado and tomatoes, garlic and a few chopped fresh chilis) in the well-washed huge leaf wrap--tasty and with the added benefit of using something I never thought of using before! Ok to use that much over-used phrase--what's not to like???

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Here's a link to a lot more raw wrap recipes....http://www.pinterest.com/ecochickat/raw ... andwiches/
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