As the seasons change, so do our senses for warmer, earthier foods.
Our five senses interact to influence our experiences with food and beverages. Things such as bonfires, fireplaces, apple trees, pine cones, cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin help create these feelings of coziness and comfort. During the colder, damp, winter months, try exploring more foods with a bitter taste. For example, arugula, dandelion greens, beet greens, beets, carrots, apples, cranberries, pears, squash, millet, quinoa, chickpeas, red lentils and soaked almonds or cashews. Get into more spices, like cardamom, cayenne, curry powder, allspice, and turmeric as well as chamomile, jasmine, and peppermint tea. These foods are chock full of health benefits.
How about an EARTHY, RAW VEGAN PUMPKIN HEMP SPREAD?
Pumpkin and hemp seeds - the perfect pair providing a smooth texture with a subtle crunch. Pumpkin is a storehouse of many anti-oxidant vitamins such as vitamin-A, vitamin-C and vitamin-E. It's also a good source of B-complex group of vitamins and a rich source of minerals. Hemp seeds are often classified as one of nature's perfect foods, and a health powerhouse in the following ways:
Depending on choice of sweetener, you can either mix everything in a bowl by hand or use a blender. If you use syrup, a blender is best.
This simple, raw vegan spread is so easy to make, extremely healthy and tastes delicious with so many things, including:
VitaFiber™, by BioNeutra™ is a natural, certified organic, low calorie prebiotic fiber (syrup or powder) for human digestive health.
NATERA™ Hemp Seeds, by Naturally Splendid® are exceptionally pure, plump and nutritious. A rare source of complete protein, they contain all 20 known amino acids including the 8 essential and 2 semi-essential amino acids our bodies need for optimum health.
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