It’s pumpkin party season Beauties! In honor of this iconic tasty squash, I’m gathering 5 of my favorite pumpkin recipes, that will be sure to tantalize your taste buds. Pumpkin on it’s lonesome, most often tastes similar to other variations of squash. Womp womp…
Yet partner pumpkin with the right ingredients and you can whip up some delicious sweet and savory dishes. And if you are really feeling this festive squash, I’m sharing a different pumpkin recipe that you can enjoy each meal of the day! I’m talking, pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin quesadillas, pumpkin soup, pumpkin curry, and even pumpkin truffles! YUMMY!!
To kick off this pumpkin party start your day off with my Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl. With just a few simple ingredients you can load them into your blender and make a festive treat in no time! Enjoying this pumpkin smoothie bowl is a great way to start off your morning. Just one cup provides you with 10% of your daily fiber count – keeping your fuller longer! And let’s not forget that a fiber-rich diet does seem to help us eat less, and ultimately, shed pounds . What better news to hear around this time of year, than being able to lose weight while preparing for the upcoming holidays.
These flavors may not seem traditional when it comes to quesadillas… but I love them! Exciting and different! The warm savory texture of the pumpkin blends perfectly with the crunch of the peppers and onions. Topping it with the melted vegan cheese (optional) makes this Vegan Pumpkin Quesadilla recipe super memorable! Note that I do say the vegan cheese addition here is optional. The quesadilla tastes plenty creamy without it. But for those that are still transitioning away from cheese, using a vegan option in here can be a nice treat. In this recipe, I used the Daiya brand, which I think is a great transition option and can be enjoyed occasionally, albeit being processed. I still think it beats ingesting dairy by many, many miles! f you go to your local health food market, you can find an array of vegan cheeses to choose from. Don’t live close to a market? Try ordering a vegan cheese online.
Looking for a savory seasonal soup recipe that will support your energy, health and natural beauty, and not to mention boost your mood? Then you’ve come to the right place! My Pumpkin Beauty Soup Recipe is just another way to keep you beautiful from the inside out. Soup is an amazing food that is energizing, great for weight loss and easy to digest. I’m a huge soup fan! And I wanted to offer you another great recipe to have in your soup repertoire. This one is perfect for this season! I call this recipe, my Pumpkin Beauty Soup because it’s loaded with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs). These help to increase cell turnover, ultimately leading to brighter smoother skin! Plus (yes Beauties there is more), my pumpkin soup is loaded with collagen boosting vitamins A and C. These antioxidants help keep skin feeling fresh and looking its best!
Do you know that in Asian cultures, a kabocha squash is referred to as a pumpkin? I learned that when I was traveling through Sri Lanka. While on that trip (and pregnant with Lil’ Bub!) I had the most fabulous curry that I just had to recreate when I came home. And not that I want to get you all confused, but I’ve named this my Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Curry. Though in all actuality, I use a kabocha squash in the recipe. These beautiful squash are green in color and are a bit nuttier in taste than the regular orange pumpkin. You can use either. It’s the perfect addition for the creamy coconut sauce and decadent savory flavor in my Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Curry recipe.
And feel free to opt out of using the onion in this recipe. As I’ve mentioned before, I no longer cook with onion. If you find yourself easily stressed and irritable cut back on pungent, “rajastic” stimulating foods like onions and excessive garlic. Personally, I’ve found it can throw my energy out of place, but see for yourself, like I encourage you do with all foods. Try cutting out garlic and onions from your cooking for two weeks and see if you notice a difference- like feeling calmer :). Luckily there are so many other powerful seasonings in this recipe that you are sure not to miss it!
Let me tell you about my all-time favorite Raw Pumpkin Spice Truffles! These vibrant boosting truffles are so yummy, we actually used to carry them at Glow Bio. That’s right Beauties, for all of you who ever visited the shop, now you can make these little treats in the comforts of your own home. (If you are in the LA area, stop in and visit my new juice bar. It’s located in Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, in the lobby.)
My Raw Pumpkin Spice Truffles are a perfect pumpkin party treat because they will help keep everyone’s mood looking bright. Pumpkin is rich in the amino acid tryptophan. And it so happens that tryptophan is an important production of serotonin, a major booster when it comes to your mood. So if you want you party guest feeling amazing this season, share your Raw Pumpkin Spice Truffles and watch their energy vibrate!
So there you have it Beauties! My Pumpkin Party Recipe Roundup is all complete. I hope you find at least one recipe here that tickles your fancy. Be sure to share your favorite with all your friends and family. And pin it to your Pinterest board!!
Sending you loads of love!! Take great care of yourself and see you soon. xx