Pumpkin is an extremely rich food. We cook it in all its forms, but did you know that it is a real treasure on the plate? Today we share with you our 5 favorite pumpkin recipes.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF PUMPKINS
Pumpkin provides a ton of nutrients (alpha-carotenes, beta-carotenes) that boost the production of antioxidant vitamin A and help protect the immune system and cell degradation!
Pumpkin is also rich in potassium, helping to improve blood pressure and preventing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Rich in iron, it is highly recommended for patients with kidney disease. Finally, it stimulates the digestive system thanks to its flesh full of fiber!
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AN EASY-TO-MAKE PUMPKIN RECIPE: PUMPKIN GNOCCHI
A super simple, quick and absolutely delicious recipe…
Ingredients: (4 ppl)
300g pumpkin and flour
spices of your choice (cumin, curry, etc.)
Steam the pumpkin for 10 to 15 minutes (it must be very tender) and let it cool (about 2 hours) before the start of the preparation.
Mash the pumpkin into a puree
Add the flour with the spices and mix well.
Form the gnocchi using two teaspoons by making small balls that you will slightly flatten with a fork to give the ridged side (a fun and manual task to leave to the children!). If the gnocchi are not manageable enough, add flour.
Boil a pot of hot water
Cook the gnocchi and when they stick their nose up at the surface, they're ready! (about 10 min cooking)
You can serve them plain or brown them in a pan for a few minutes with a drizzle of olive oil! It will give them a crispy side and a beautiful golden color!!!!
A HEALTHY PUMPKIN RECIPE: AUTUMN BUDDHA BOWL
Ingredients: (4 ppl)
200g rice (or quinoa)
160 g baby spinach
fresh figs (ideally 4)
4 tbsp pumpkin seeds
3 tsp olive oil
1 tsp cider vinegar
Preheat the oven to 200°C
Wash the pumpkin and its seeds (dry them well afterwards) as well as the spinach
Cut the pumpkin into cubes and place them on a baking sheet with the olive oil, salt and pepper and stir before baking for 20 minutes. Same principle for the pumpkin seeds which will remain there for 10 to 15 minutes.
Every 5 min, stir the seeds, they should brown on all sides.
Halfway through cooking, flip the dice.
Cook the rice according to the instructions on the packet in boiling water, and once cooked rinse it with cold water.
Prepare the vinaigrette (2 parts oil to 1 part vinegar with salt and pepper)
Dice the figs
In a bowl, serve the cold rice or quinoa, 1 portion of pumpkins, figs, seeds and baby spinach.
Season with the vinaigrette!
A REFRESHING PUMPKIN RECIPE: PUMPKIN SMOOTHIE
Ingredients: (3 to 4 people)
500 g cooked pumpkin pureed
1 tbsp agave (or coconut) syrup
2 soy/almond yoghurts
½ tsp cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg
Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend until you get a smoothie!
Serve chilled, for breakfast or as a snack!
A GOURMET PUMPKIN RECIPE: PUMPKIN PANCAKES
The ingredients: for 10 to 15 pancakes
250 g wheat flour (or chickpeas for gluten-free)
40 cl of vegetable milk
50ml vegetable oil
½ cup pumpkin puree
½ tsp cinnamon and ginger
Mix, separately, the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the liquids until the pancake batter forms.
Heat a frying pan with a little vegetable oil
Form the pancakes in the pan over low heat and cook for 1 minute on each side
Do not hesitate to transform this recipe into a savory version!!!
LITTLE EXTRA FOR DESSERT: PUMPKIN CRUMBLE
1 onion and 1 clove of garlic
100 g flour and coconut oil at room temperature
1 tbsp of curry
50 g hazelnut powder
Dice the pumpkin, the onion and crush the garlic clove
Lightly brown the chopped onions and the garlic in a little oil, then add the pumpkin and a drizzle of water and cook for 20 minutes, covered, stirring often.
Preheat the oven to 180°C
Prepare the crumble: Sand the flour, the hazelnut powder and the curry with the coconut oil.
Roughly mash the pumpkin
Place it in a glass dish and sprinkle the crumble on top
Bake for 35 mins
It only remains for me to wish you bon appetit!
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Pumpkin, full of fiber is also an excellent prebiotic!
To be enjoyed without moderation with or in combination with the food supplement GO FOR PROTECTION* to boost your immunity!
Take care of yourself, stay at home!
* dosage: 1 capsule to be taken each morning upon waking with a glass of water