Do you like pumpkin? People are divided on this flavour. And it seems to depend what variety of pumpkin you are talking about.
The same people who have no interest in pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving will make sure to stock up in the plug-in pumpkin flavoured air fresheners at this time of year.
Regardless of whether you think pumpkin is appetizing or disgusting doesn’t change the fact that there are many health benefits of eating it.
Pumpkin is a great source of vitamins specifically A,C and E. As well you also get a good dose of copper, calcium, phosphorus and potassium.
***just a quick aside for the Breaking Bad fans…have you found your knowledge of the elements has improved when the opening credits shows the symbols of the various elements…just me?***
Pumpkin is also a good source of protein, iron and tryptophan. And to jump over to another show while we’re at it, tryptophan is the amino acid Seinfeld has the episode where everyone falls asleep after the big turkey dinner. Might have more to do with all the fat and calories but a great episode anyways.
Anyways if you’re looking for another way to give pumpkin a chance try out the recipe below which I ‘borrowed’ from Eric Cressey’s blog. And if you already like pumpkin, what are you waiting for. Give this recipe for pumpkin pancakes a try.
You’ll only need seven ingredients to pull together this tasty recipe:
- 2 Egg Whites
- 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
- 1 Large Banana
- 1 Scoop Low Carb Vanilla Protein Powder
- ¼ cup Almond Milk
- 1/4 Cup Pumpkin Puree
- 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1. Put the ingredients into blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
2. Heat up a skillet or pan and spray with non-stick spray. Pour the batter onto skillet, and cook!
This recipe makes 2-3 normal sized pancakes, so you can double the quantities listed above if you’d like to make a larger batch. You can also add some carob chips if you’d like to sweeten up the taste a little bit, or even plug in some raisins if you’re an athlete looking for extra calories.
Of course, use moderation with syrup, or opt for a sugar-free option or different topping. Enjoy!
In the comments section let me know if you like pumpkin or not. And if you have a great pumpkin recipe feel free to post it below.