This no bake pumpkin delight recipe could not be any easier. What I love about this recipe is the raw ingredients. I have the pleasure of interviewing supermodel Carol Alt last year for the second edition of my book Eat Pray Get Well – A Journey from Chronic Illness & Brokenness to Wholeness & Healing. Carol Alt taught me that eating as much food in it’s raw state does wonders for our health. Incorporating more raw foods doesn’t have to be difficult (think hummus and guacamole.)
Pumpkin delight parfaits with whipped cream and cinnamon
Making pumpkin delight is easy. As a general rule, all you need to make any sugar and gluten free dessert including this pumpkin delight recipe, is to have a great gluten free flour alternative on hand, as well as a sugar free healthy sweetener.
If you are wanting to prepare a pumpkin delight recipe, but aren’t sure how, and want to know the nutrition in pumpkin, I’ve got it covered in this article. This recipe is also sugar free and gluten free.
In America, we seem to save our pumpkin recipes for the fall and there is good reason for that, pumpkins are harvested in America in the fall. During the spring and summer months, fresh pumpkin is almost nonexistent. Thanksgiving tradition causes millions of families to serve pumpkin pie for dessert, but today’s version of the pie is not as healthy as our ancestors version. Typically what was once a dessert derived from fresh ingredients has become a very highly processed food.
Canned pumpkin has given us a convenient way to extend this Thanksgiving treat to any time of the year. This recipe is a good choice when experiencing a sweet tooth. You can satisfy your sweet tooth while simultaneously adding some solid nutrition to your dessert.
This large fruit is high in beta carotene, containing even more than carrots! Beta carotene may reduce the risk of certain types of cancer as well as heart disease per Medical News Today. Pumpkin also contains vitamins such as C and E and is high in vitamin A.
This spice not only yields vibrant flavor but also has some terrific health benefits. Nutmeg can help relieve inflammation, it is good for our brains, digestion, and gut health. After doing some research I was surprised to find that too much nutmeg can actually cause hallucinations. For this reason it is suggested to not consume more than 1.5 tablespoons per sitting.
There are so many nutrients in almonds and are a terrific source of antioxidants. Remember, we need antioxidants to fight off free radicals in our body. It’s those free radicals that are are major component in aging. Almonds are also high in magnesium which can help benefit blood sugar. More benefits of the almond is that they are high in vitamin E, are a good amount of B vitamins, can help lower cholesterol, and help reduce hunger.
We tend to think of spices such as cinnamon as just an addition of wonderful flavors to our coffee, hot chocolate, or desserts but many, including cinnamon pack a powerful nutritional punch. Again just like pumpkin, cinnamon may reduce the risk of cancer due to the large amounts of polyphenols in cinnamon. It also has positive effects on our brain, heart, and can help reduce inflammation. Just as nutmeg must be consumed in moderation it is the same with cinnamon. Research has shown that eating too much of a compound called coumarin contained in cinnamon can be harmful to your health.
In the link below I show you how to make sugar free pumpkin bread on NBC’s Bloom show
Below I hope you will enjoy my interview with supermodel Carol Alt. She explains what drove her to eating a raw diet and how much better her health is because of it.
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I have been fortunate to be featured on national Television including PBS American Health Journal, Know the Cause, CTN, ABC, NBC, CBS and more. I was sick for decades, endured many surgeries, took over 100 courses of antibiotics, and then I changed everything and everything changed. My book Eat Pray Get Well is about overcoming a tumultuous childhood, decades of chronic illness, and finding God in the process. Includes exclusive interviews with renowned Cardiologist Dr. Stephen Sinatra, Supermodel Carol Alt, Doug Kaufmann, and many more. Plus 55 gluten free recipes woven throughout.