I admit. I’m one of those people that waits patiently every year for the highly anticipated seasonal PSL (aka Pumpkin Spice Latte) at Starbucks.
No. I won’t be buying the 10 year anniversary limited edition mug made with Swarvoski crystals for a mere 150.00 (450.00 if you’re
lucky crazy enough to win the bid on Ebay) but, every now and then, I will enjoy a grande non-fat extra hot pumpkin spice soy latte.
I probably should have said I’m one of those people that waits patiently for pumpkin recipes in general. Pumpkin screams fall is coming and all that I love about the season. It’s the little things right. Is it strange that given how much I love pumpkin recipes they’re strictly a fall delight?
Did you know pumpkin is high in:
- pumpkin seeds are high in protein (If you’re a nut/seed butter fan try making pumpkin seed butter. Yum!)
- EFA’s (essential fatty acids)
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
And, some of the health benefits include:
- reduces the risk of prostate cancer
- anti-inflammatory effect
- great on your skin
- prevents kidney stones
- reduces risk of depression
- a natural diuretic that helps flush out toxins
A few old favorites and a lot of new to try in the kitchen this fall.
Spiced Up Stacked Pumpkin Butter Pancakes for One (vegan)
Pumpkin Pie Monster (vegan)
Pumpkin Pie Protein Muffins
Pumpkin Pie Cookies (vegan)
Anyone else craving pumpkin waffles or pancakes for breakfast?
Green Pumpkin Smoothie
Pink Power Detox Smoothie
What’s on your menu this week? Anything new? Do you have a favorite pumpkin recipe? Do you eat pumpkin year around or seasonal only?