Beautifying Pumpkin Mylk

Pumpkin seeds are a great source of omega essential fatty acids. Along with balancing hormone levels , essential  fatty acids are known to help your skin glow.

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (first soak in 2 cups of water for 2-12 hours and rinse)
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates (can substitute other sweetener)
  • 1/2 vanilla bean or 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch sea salt
  • 5 cups water

Put the pumpkin seeds, dates, vanilla bean, salt and water in the blend and belnd until smooth. Can strain through cheese cloth if desired.

Will keep for 4 days in the fridge.

from Ani's Raw Food Kitchen

Pumpkin Quinoa Pudding

I thought that you might like to try this recipe. I love using quinoa because it is a complete protein all by itself. This is the original recipe that I got, but I think that if you follow it as is, it would be somewhat bland and savory. I wanted mine sweeter and I was using honey so I acually ended up doubling th honey as well as the spice. I added sliced almonds, some chpped walnuts, raisins, and cut up dried figs. You can jazz it up in your own way, but it is a healthy side dish or snack. I warmed it up in the oven for breakfast for a few days. Loved it. Cook 1 c. quinoa in 2 c. water. (rinse quinoa before cooking. combine with water and simmer about 20 minutes.) When done cooking, let cool. Beat 2 eggs (mine were jumbo, I'd use 3 if yours are large) Stir into eggs: 2/3 c. coconut milk (or any kind of milk would work) 3 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice or 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 4 tbsp. raisins or other fruit 2 tbsp. nuts (omit if you prefer) 2 tbsp. sweetner of your choice (agave nectar, honey, molasses, maple syrup) 1 c. canned pumpkin (if you don't have this on hand just up the eggs to 4) Mix with qunioa. Put in pie dish or other ovenproof dish. Bake at 350* for 25-30 minutes. Cool slightly before serving.