PUMPKIN-BANANA PIE

            

Genesis 1:29: “And God said, “see, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.”
And remember…….you can buy raw vegan pumpkin-banana pie from us or you can get creative and try your hand at making it at home – just follow the recipe below!!!
Price:  $400 - 8 oz. container of pure healthy delicious goodness!!!!

JANUARY 28TH, 2013

PUMPKIN-BANANA PIE

Almond chocolate crust:

• 1 cup soaked raw almond nuts
• 3-4  dates (or 2-3 tbsp maple syrup)
• 3 tablespoons carob powder (cocoa powder can be used also)
• pinch sea salt
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
• 2 tablespoons Hemp seeds (optional)

 

Directions: Place all ingredients into a food processor (can do in a blender) and pulse till combined. You want the crust to slightly stick together. Grab your mini pie pans and scoop your almond chocolate crust into your pan then press down with fingers to firmly place the crust into pan.  Set aside as you make your filling.

 

Pumpkin-Banana filling:
• 2 cups raw diced pumpkin
• 3 ripe bananas
• 3 tablespoon cold pressed coconut oil
• 1/4 cup maple syrup ( or may use agave nectar)
• Dash of cinnamon and nut meg
• 3 teaspoons vanilla

Directions:  wash, peel, and cut the pumpkin into small pieces. Peal the bananas and place into food process or blender with maple syrup, vanilla, spices and oil. Blend for a little bit to get it creamy and smooth.
 

Once pumpkin-banana filling is blended begin scooping your filling into your mini pie containers.  Fill them to the top and then top with some fresh ripe banana slices.  Set the pie in your refrigerator for an hour to chill.

 

 

HEALTH BENEFITS OF PUMKIN

Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, both the flesh and seeds of the pumpkin provide many health-boosting nutrients.

Nutrients in Pumpkin

Pumpkin is low in fat and calories and rich in disease-fighting nutrients such as:
• Alpha-carotene
• Beta-carotene
• Fiber
• Vitamins C and E
• Potassium
• Magnesium
• Pantothenic acid

Health Benefits of Pumpkin

The alpha-carotene and beta-carotene are potent antioxidants found in pumpkin and are pro-vitamin A carotenoids, meaning the body converts them to vitamin A. Vitamin A promotes healthy vision and ensures proper immune function. The beta-carotene in pumpkin may also reverse skin damage caused by the sun and act as an anti-inflammatory. Alpha-carotene is thought to slow the aging process and also reduce the risk of developing cataracts and prevent tumor growth. Carotenoids also boost immunity and lessen the risk of heart disease.

Pumpkin is an excellent source of fiber; one-half cup serving contains 5 grams of fiber. Fiber helps reduce bad cholesterol levels, protect the body against heart disease, control blood sugar levels, promote healthy digestion, and plays a role in weight loss.

The vitamin C in pumpkin boosts immunity, reduces the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease, and regulates cholesterol levels. Pumpkin is also a good source of vitamin E which promotes healthy skin by protecting the body from sun damage and may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and certain cancers.

The potassium found in pumpkin aids in balancing fluid levels in the body, promotes strong bones, is necessary for energy production, and helps to control blood pressure. Pumpkin is also rich in magnesium, which aids the body in hundreds of functions, including promoting a healthy immune system, contributing to bone strength, and normalizing heart function. Pantothenic acid, or vitamin B5 is also found in pumpkin. Vitamin B5 help balance hormone levels and manage stress.

Pumpkin Seeds

While pumpkin flesh is nutrient-rich, pumpkin seeds also contain essential vitamins and minerals. Pumpkin seeds are a good source of vitamin E, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and are an excellent plant-based source of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.

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MEDICAL DISCLAIMER
The information given here is for educational purposes only. It is meant to be used as a guide towards health and does not replace the evaluation by and advice of a qualified licensed health care professional. For detailed interpretation of your health and specific conditions, consult with your physician.

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