The good stuff:

  • As a rule of thumb, anything orange is good for you. Meaning, it’s most likely rich in beta-carotene antioxidant (which happens to be the case of pumpkin). Beta-carotene is particularly good for eye vision, a strong immunity system & smooth, supple skin.
  • Pumpkin is also rich in fiber, which is necessary for a healthy colon all while making you feel full for longer.
  • The seeds- which are completely edible- are one of the best plant-based sources of protein, magnesium & tritophan (an amino acid which helps you sleep better)

You’ll need:

  • Pumpkin, sliced into wedges
  • Coconut oil
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Chopped walnuts (optional)
  • Olive oil (optional)
  • Fresh basil, chopped (optional)

The process:

  • Preheat your oven to 400F
  • Place your pumpkin wedges on a baking tray. Drizzle coconut oil on top. Sprinkle cayenne pepper, garlic powder and pinch of salt.
  • With your hands, rub this mixture into the pumpkin well. Wash your hands- important, do not rub your eyes, the cayenne pepper will burn! 
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes until soft.
  • While that’s baking, mix olive oil + basil + chopped walnuts. Set aside.
  • When the pumpkin is baked, you can serve it with the basil-walnut oil. I find it delicious that way 🙂

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