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Pumpkin Power!

        “Let the word go forth that today the torch has been passed to a new generation of Pumpkin Growers.”   U.S. President John F. Kennedy


 Pumpkin comes from the same melon family as gourds, squash, zucchini and cucumber. It has many nutritional properties and health benefits, including:

  • rich in proteins that are antiviral and antifungal
  • high in vitamin A, potassium, iron, and other vitamins and minerals
  • regulates digestion and has traditionally been used to expel intestinal parasites
  • contains chemicals that inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria
  • restores the health of the pancreas in diabetics
  • aids in digestion

Try these easy, healthy, delicious pumpkin treats:

Pumpkin protein shake                                                             

In a blender:

1 c. Almond Milk or organic milk

1/3 of a can Organic pure pumpkin (not the pumpkin pie mix)

1 scoop Standard Process Whey Pro or SP Complete

½ banana

1 teaspoon vanilla

¾ teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

2 Tbsp. almond butter

1 tsp. baking powder

Blend until smooth. Add 6 to 8 ice cubes and blend until crushed. Pour into a tall

glass and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon.


Almond pumpkin paleo muffins

1.5 c. almond meal/flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 c. canned 100% pumpkin

1 very ripe banana, mashed

2 Tbsp. honey

3 tsp. cinnamon

3 eggs

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat eggs. Add wet ingredients to eggs, stir until combined. In a separate bowl, mix together almond meal/flour, baking

soda & baking powder. Add the wet and dry ingredients together. Stir. Grease muffin tin with olive oil or coconut oil. Divide evenly into muffin pan.

Bake at 375 for 18 minutes. Makes about 12.

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