by Kymythy R.
Delicious Pumpkin Alternative”
I love the flavor of
pumpkin, but I’m tired of pie! Is there something else I can make
Also, I’ve heard that pumpkin is high in something called
beta-carotene – is
that a good thing?
Pumpkins have been used throughout history as both food and medicine
they’re grown almost all over the world, ranging in size from
very tiny to
giants weighing more than 100 pounds. This winter squash is an
of antioxidants including beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin –
that help fight the damaging effect of free radicals that can cause
disease and cancer.
is a great source of fiber, and may be helpful for
vision disorders. It also contains minerals such as potassium, copper,
manganese, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus; vitamins A, C, B, and E;
enzymes. It’s often used as a digestive aid for nausea and
you’re using a fresh whole pumpkin for the following
recipe, you can even use the hollowed-out shell as a beautiful bowl!
pumpkin, peeled and diced (or use canned if fresh
1 1/2 cups unsweetened
1 cup unsweetened carrot
1 avocado, peeled and
1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon extra-virgin
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
ingredients in a food processor or blender and
puree. Serve warm or chilled. Pour into bowls and garnish with a
chopped pumpkin seeds. Makes about 4 cups.
Kymythy Schultze has been
trailblazer in animal nutrition for over two decades.
She is also a human nutritionist and has
helped thousands of people and their pets live happier, healthier lives. To learn how to easily prepare healthy meals
for dogs, cats, and humans, check out her best-selling books: “Natural
Nutrition for Dogs and Cats: The Ultimate Diet.”, “The Natural
Nutrition No-Cook Book: Delicious Food for You…and Your
Pets!” and her new book "Natural
Nutrition fot Cats: The Path to Purr-fect Health"
her website at www.kymythy.com