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What to do with left over pumpkin?

Thursday, January 03, 2013

You might have a can or two of pumpkin left over from the holidays. Or perhaps you notice that canned pumpkin is on sale everywhere you look!

Don't let pumpkin languish on your shelves until next year!! It is a great colorful vegetable that is useful for so much more than Pumpkin Pie.

Try this recipe for breakfast. I use if for dessert sometimes too!

5-8 oz of pumpkin
1-2 tbsp of chia seeds
1 cup of milk or almond milk (I use Almond milk - less calories and carbs!)
1 tbsp of honey or some stevia to sweeten
Pinch of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice blend if you want!

Blend with a hand mixer or blender. Give the chia seeds a few minutes to work their magic and turn everything into a lovely pudding like consistency. (The more chia seeds the thicker it will get!)

You can blend in some ice if you want even more volume and more slushy like drink.

In case you don't have hand blender, treat yourself to a hand mixer like this one:

It will be your best friend for making smoothies like this one, or for blending vegetables with buttermilk and broth for great, creamy soups!

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