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Take pumpkin beyond your latte, your body will thank you

Monday, November 22nd 2021, 3:28 pm - Aside from serving as great fall décor, here are other reasons pumpkins should be added to your grocery list this season.

There's reason to up your pumpkin game this fall.

Aside from serving as home-décor this season, consider eating these orange squashes, as they can also boost the nutritional value in your daily diet, according to nutritionist Diane Murphy.

Murphy says pumpkins are full of fibre, rich in vitamin A, and burst with flavour.

Her pro-tip is to “look for the smaller sugar pumpkins -- they have a closed grained flesh and are easier. They also bring a ton more flavour."

Murphy suggests steaming or baking pumpkins. You can also blend them into an easy fall soup.

For full details on the health benefits of pumpkins, be sure to watch the video above.

If you want to start your day with the healthy benefits of pumpkin, Diane Murphy shared this delicious recipe with The Weather Network:

Sugar Pumpkin Smoothie

  • 2 cups almond milk (or other dairy free milk)
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 Tbsp hemp hearts
  • ½ - 1 tsp honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground turmeric

Add everything into the blender and blend until smooth.

Screen Shot 2019-09-24 at 1.17.36 PM (Source: Diane Murphy)

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