6 Ways to Eat Pumpkin Over the Holidays

It's quite unavoidable this time of year. It seems like everything comes in pumpkin pie flavour now, but usually it's all the flavour of the pie and none of the pumpkin! Which is a shame because pumpkin is incredibly good for you. It's an excellent source of beta-carotene, vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, and fiber. The carotenes are what makes the pumpkin orange and we all know it's good to eat fruit and veg with lots of color. They also offer protection against cancer and can help prevent type 2 diabetes. Vitamin C boosts immunity and helps repair and regenerate tissues. It helps neutralize free radicals and balances the negative effects of processed foods.

So rather than just having something flavoured like pumpkin pie, go for the real thing and get all those incredible nutrients along with the warm spices that we all love. Below is a great option that lets you can trade in that green smoothie for an orange one!

For the other 5 fun ways to eat pumpkin this season, check out the rest of the list here.

Pumpkin Smoothie

Recipe adapted from Honestly Nourished

These amounts are for one serving so you have an easy guide if you want to make a bigger batch.