ACT Wellness Center

Health Benefits of Pumpkin

It’s that time of year again — pumpkin-flavored everything is here! Right now, pumpkins are plentiful and very easy to find. From pumpkin spiced lattes to pumpkin pies, it’s all delicious. But can you actually benefit from those pumpkin muffins? The answer is yes! There are many different health benefits of pumpkin.

Further Reading & References:
  1. Nutrition-and-You
  2. USDA National Nutrient database
  3. Beewellbuzz
  4. Huffington Post

This year, instead of buying pumpkins only to decorate your front steps, why not try this tasty and nutritious pumpkin recipe.

Superfood Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Parfait

Recipe by Caitlin Covington @

What you’ll Need:
1/4 cup plain pumpkin purée (fresh or canned)
1/2 large frozen banana
1 to 1 1/2 cups almond milk
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Optional Toppings:
Crumbled graham crackers
Peanut butter (or any other nut butter)

What to Do:
Blend all ingredients in a blender, adding the almond milk as you go until
reaching the desired consistency.

Pour into glass and top with desired toppings & ENJOY!

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