I am asked this question quite a lot by the ladies on my Nutrition plan >> *Please ask for details* or the Cambridge Bootcamp forums..
Its EASY I say!!!!
Once you have carved your pumpkin rather than throw the pulp away.. here are two lovely recipes you could make ..
The first one: ROASTED PUMPKIN + QUINOA SALAD
500g butternut pumpkin, peeled, cut into 2.5cm cubes
2 tablespoon Coconut Oil
2 teaspoons Moroccan seasoning
3/4 cup quinoa, rinsed, drained
2 tablespoons lemon juice *or more if you love lemon like I do!
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind
1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves
THE HOW TO:
- Preheat oven to 220C/200C fan-oven. Place pumpkin, melted coconut oil and seasoning in a bowl. Toss to coat. Transfer to a baking tray lined with baking paper. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, turning once, or until golden and tender.
- Meanwhile, place quinoa and 1 1/2 cups cold water in a saucepan over high heat. Cover. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 10 to 12 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
- Place quinoa in a heatproof bowl. Add pumpkin, lemon juice, preserved lemon and coriander. Season with salt and pepper. Toss gently to combine. Serve.
The second one is a little treat, still using both the pumpkin pulp and quinoa. It could be eaten as a replacement for granola or a dessert depending on your taste buds 🙂
1/4 Mug of cooked cold pumpkin
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 tbs. cinnamon
1 tbs. Raw Honey
Blend all ingredients until smooth!
Pumpkin Spice Toasted Quinoa
1/3 cup quinoa, rinsed
2 tbs. flax
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tbs. Raw Honey
Ingredients for pumpkin yogurt (see above)
The How To:
Preheat oven to 170 F. Mix the first four ingredients together and spread on greased baking tray. Bake 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve alongside pumpkin yogurt!
WHY WE HEART PUMPKIN?
- Contains large amounts of Vitamin A – awesome for your eyes, teeth, bones + skin health
- Full of Phytoestrogens – helps to prevent hypertension; lessens the effect of too much oestrogen in the body AND also reduces hot flushes in pre-menaupasal women.
- Pumpkin seeds are full of Tryptophan – this helps to make Serotonin our ‘FEEL GOOD’ hormone which also promotes with sleep!
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Warm wishes + a happy healthy Halloween