Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Pumpkin Seed Butter

Well, this may not be the prettiest food you have ever seen, but don't judge a book by its cover! ;-)

Raw pumpkin seeds have many health benefits. They are full of zinc which is great for your bones and will help protect against osteoporosis. They are also a good source of the essential fatty acid known as omega-3. These types of fatty acids can reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, decreasing inflammatory response. And last, but not least, they are full of fiber. Fiber helps protect the body against heart disease and colon cancer. Fiber also helps to lower cholesterol.

As if you need another reason to make this pumpkin seed butter, it is DELICIOUS!. :-)

1 cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
2T agave nectar (or honey)
2T olive oil
1tsp sea salt

Put all ingredients in a food processor and blend well! 
You may have to stop and scrape the sides during the process. Also, it will take about 10-15 minutes to blend, depending on the quality of your food processor.

Nutritional Facts will vary depending on your choice of agave or honey.

This tastes great on toast and pancakes. I also like to put a big scoop on top of my oatmeal. :-)

ENJOY! :-)

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