RECIPE: RAW PUMPKIN SEED MYLK.

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I know almond milk is all the rage, and coconut claiming second place. But lately I've been making pumpkin seed mylk and it is b l o w i n g my mind. Pumpkin seeds are the only alkaline forming seed, and in our world of acetic diets this is huge!

Making it couldn't be any simpler - there is NO reason to buy ready made milks in the grocery store. This takes 5 minutes.

My alkaline forming Pumpkin Seed Mylk

* 1-1.5 cups raw organic pumpkin seeds * 3-4 cups of water ( depending how think you want it, play around with the ratios, I eye-ball) * 1-2 dates to sweeten * vanilla powder * cinnamon * pinch of Himalayan sea salt

1. Soak raw pumpkin seeds overnight - just put them in a bowl or in the blender and cover with water 2. Rinse seeds, put back in the blender, add water and blend! 3. Add in dates, vanilla powder + cinnamon + pinch of salt & blend away 4. Now this is the easy part this mylk doesn't need straining! You can if you want a smoother texture, but if you blend it for long enough (I have a blendtec so this baby makes it so smooth) it still comes out quite fine. But experiment and see what you prefer. 5. Voila! It's so, so easy it's actually kind of crazy

If you need more reasons to make this mylk - check out the multitude of benefits.

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.

Happy Friday beautiful ones.

- xo Lisa