It’s October and that means it’s pumpkin time! Besides being a staple in the fall season, these colorful orange vegetables are a superfood that are rich in beta carotene. This powerful antioxidant is turned into vitamin A by your body. Vitamin A is necessary for many things, like seeing, fighting off germs, and help keep your heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs to stay healthy. The health benefits of pumpkins don’t stop at beta carotene. Pumpkins are also a good source of vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, and folate – all of help keep your immune system functioning properly. Consuming more pumpkin can help your immune cells work better to protect you from infection and promote wound healing. Additionally, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of beta carotene in pumpkin help to protect your skin from the effects of aging and keep it calm and healthy. The best way to take advantage of the incredible vitamins and nutrients in pumpkin is by enjoying a delicious pumpkin puree. Our special pumpkin puree recipe, used in our popular pumpkin lattes, is below. Enjoy!
2 can organic pumpkin pie filling
3 cups 205 degree water
1 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
1 Cup Cane Sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Put 2 cans of pumpkin pie filling into blender
In mixing bowl, mix in 3 cups HOT 205 DEGREE water with 1 cups dark brown sugar, 1 cup cane sugar and 1/4 tsp vanilla and mix thoroughly
Add Liquid BROWN SUGAR mixture to the BLENDER
Turn on blender and SLOWLY increase speed to medium (liquify). Blend for 5 minutes
Put in mason jar and enjoy!
Keep in fridge for up to 7 days