Written by Miriam Jacobson – the Food Coach Nutrition Associate
Do you know what’s in that pumpkin spice latte and pumpkin-flavored Greek yogurt? Loads of sugar, colorings and artificial flavors. Ewh! But if you can get your pumpkin-spiced hit without the fake stuff by making your own raw, vegan pumpkin pie. This is one of my favorite recipes. It not only tastes amazing but the pumpkin’s carotenoids give the skin a natural glow and provide antioxidant support to keep the skin young and beautiful. Carotenoids also provide immune support – important for when you’re shifting a seasonal cold. I give you permission to eat pie!
For bonus points, roast the pumpkin seeds – the high zinc content helps to naturally boost the immune response to fight infection.
Miriam is also available for consultation.