Pumpkin seeds make a creamy, nutty, neutral-flavored plant-based milk. It's very refreshing cold, or great to use over cereal, in smoothies, in coffee or tea.
Pumpkin seeds are nutritional powerhouses, containing a wide range of vitamins and minerals. They're particularly rich in zinc, magnesium, manganese, copper and iron. Just one serving (1 cup) contains 11% DV* of iron, 12% of zinc, 33% of magnesium and 28% of phosphorus. They contain a wide array of beneficial plant compounds known as phytosterols and antioxidants, which can give your health an added boost and protect you against disease. The seeds, extract, and oil have also long been valued for their anti-microbial benefits, including their anti-fungal and anti-viral properties.
Thanks to all these valuable nutrients, pumpkin seeds may help keep your heart healthy, benefit your liver and immune system, help fight diabetes and offer unique benefits for men's prostate health and women's relief of menopause symptoms as well.
*%DV: Percent Daily Value (DV) references how much a certain nutrient contributes in one serving of food in relation to the daily requirement.
Yield: 1 quart (4 cups / 946 mL)
- 2/3 cup pumpkin seeds (90 g)
- 1 quart water (946 mL)
- pinch of Pink Himalayan salt (optional)
- Place pumpkin seeds and salt in the NutraMilk container.
- Press Butter cycle, set for 5-6 minutes.
- Press Start.
- Open the container lid, add water. Replace lid.
- Press Mix (do not change the default Mix time).
- Press Start.
- Press Dispense.
- Press Start and open spigot to fill your storage container.
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