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OCT
16
2014

Recipe with pumpkin

Recipe with pumpkin

Pumpkin is one of  autumn’s signature squashes and now as we are in pumpkin season we should celebrate this beautiful vegetable.

You can eat it cooked or raw and so the possibilities are endless and mouthwatering.

Here are my favourite health benefits of pumpkin:

–         keeps the eyesight sharp.  It is a great source of beta-carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A so it helps keep the eyes functioning properly

–         pumpkins aid weight loss.  Pumpkin is an often overlooked source of fibre, but with the 3 grams per one cup and 49 calories, it can keep you feeling full for longer

–         pumpkin can help your heart.  Their rich array of nutrients counteract the cell damage that leads to heart disease

–         pumpkins can help before and after a workout.  A great provider of energy-sustaining carbohydrates, squash contains high levels of the minerals potassium and magnesium, which help to maintain efficient energy production.  A little extra potassium helps restore the body’s balance of electrolytes after a heavy workout and keeps muscles functioning at their best.

Slaw with red cabbage and pumpkin recipe.  

This tangy raw slaw is very cleansing.  The apple cider vinaigrette may help lower cholesterol and blood glucose levels.  Earthy hemp seeds deliver protein and healthy fats.

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon apple-cider vinegar

1 teaspoon of raw honey

Coarse salt and pepper

3 cups mixed shredded apple and red cabbage

1 cup shredded raw pumpkin

1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves

2 tablespoons diced red onion

2 tablespoons sunflower seeds

2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds

2 tablespoons hemp seeds  

Directions

In a small bowl, whisk olive oil, mustard, and apple-cider vinegar and raw honey.

Season with salt and pepper.

In another bowl, combine apple, cabbage, pumpkin, parsley, and red onion with sunflower, pumpkin, and hemp seeds.

Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with dressing, and toss to coat.

 

We hope you enjoy this delicious recipe with pumpkin – contact us at 121personaltraining.com for more delicious recipes!

Magdalena Skrzypek
About the Author
Magda is a YMCA qualified Hatha yoga teacher and a Premier qualified nutrition coach. She specialises in providing private yoga lessons and nutrition coaching for individuals and small groups in SW London.

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