Pumpkin is a rich source of carotenoids, in particular beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant. Studies show that beta carotene has been proven to prevent oxidative damage and reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Pumpkin is also a rich source of vitamin A, meeting your daily value with 100% per 1 cup serving. Vitamin A is an essential vitamin that is needed in bone growth, immune support and eye health.
Serves: 4 Serving Size: 1 cup
Reboot Servings: 2.25 Grains & Starches, 1.0 Sugar, 0.63 Milk, 0.50 Meat or Vegetarian Meat, 0.6 Fat
2 ½ cups vanilla soy milk
1 cup quinoa, dry
1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree
2 cinnamon sticks
¼ teaspoon pumpkin spice
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ cup coconut sugar
4 walnut halves
1/3 cup dried pichuberry
2 tablespoons shredded coconut
- Put all the ingredients in a large saucepan and stir to combine. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then lower to a simmer. Cover the pan and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until the quinoa if fluffy and completely cooked.
Note: Serve this warm, with a sprinkling of walnuts, shredded coconut, dried pichuberry or other healthful toppings of your choice.