RECIPE: RAW PUMPKIN SEED MYLK

PicMonkey-Collage I'm reposting THIS beauty, because I posted it over a YEAR AGO, and I truly believe it is one of the BEST 'mylks' out there.

This raw pumpkin seed mylk is my 'mylk' of choice, and has one of the highest proteins options for vegos, packed full of essential fatty acids, iron, zinc and more good stuff.

Add it to smoothies, chia seed puddings, drink straight up, use in oatmeal, raw granola, your coffee + matcha. . . however you use it, use it with a smile. Your body will LOVE you for it.

PUMPKIN SEEDS:

Are filled with lots of minerals including phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, iron and copper.

Are a good source of vitamin K.

Contain phytosterols, compounds that that have been shown to reduce levels of LDL cholesterol.

Contain L-tryptophan, which helps with good sleep and lowering depression. Tryptophan is converted into serotonin and niacin. Serotonin is also very helpful in helping us to have a good night’s sleep.

Are high in zinc, making them a natural protector against osteoporosis. Low intake of zinc is linked to higher rates of osteoporosis. Also zinc is IMPERATIVE for healthy skin functioning and repairs. When you get cuts + scraps + blemishes and they leave behind scars + red marks for AGES (this is totally me, so I’ve been focusing majorly on upping my zinc)! Most like you are low in ZINC! Which is very hard to get in a healthy diet. So add in your PS’s pronto. It could take about a year to rebuild zinc levels so be patients….

Are a good source vitamin E

Are the most alkaline-forming seed.

Are an excellent source of vitamin B group (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6 and folates).

Contain good quality protein. 100 g seeds provide 30 g.

According to studies, pumpkin seeds prevent calcium oxalate kidney stone formation.

Reduce inflammation

Are used in many cultures as a natural treatment for tapeworms and other parasites.

Are good for prostate health! The oil in pumpkin seeds alleviates difficult urination that happens with an enlarged prostate.

+++ so MUCH more.

ps- there will be some changes to this site this week! The reason I'm reposting this is because my site is UNSEARCHABLE (!) How did I go so long without this? Don't ask. I'm writing, writing, writing and no one is reading! In any case, there will be some tweaks + new features by the end of this week. EXCITED. Big things for 2015.

love & light

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