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Raw Pumpkin Seed Butter

Raw Pumpkin Seed Butter

Raw pumpkin seeds are one of nature’s true wonders. According to Dr. Mercola just 1/4 cup contains,

Nearly half of the recommended daily amount of magnesium, which participates in a wide range of vitally important physiological functions, including the creation of ATP (adenosine triphosphate, the energy molecules of your body), the synthesis of RNA and DNA, the pumping of your heart, proper bone and tooth formation, relaxation of your blood vessels, and proper bowel function.

Talk about a super food!

Best Way to Eat Pumpkin Seeds

To get the most out of the power-packed nutrition in pumpkin seeds, make sure to eat them raw. You can:

  • Sprinkle them on salads.
  • Include 1/8 – 1/4 cup in your super green breakfast smoothie.
  • Mix them with some raw nuts and dried fruit for a healthy trail mix.
  • Or, my favorite, make raw pumpkin seed butter!

Like anything out there, not all pumpkin seed butter recipes are created equal, which is why I highly recommend trying out this one by my very talented little-sister-in-Christ, Kelcie Morgan.

Raw Pumpkin Seed Butter Recipe

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Raw Pumpkin Seed Butter
 
This recipe was created by my little-sister-in-Christ, Kelcie Morgan. She has one of my favorite food blogs "Kelcie's Kreations" that you can find at http://kelcieskreations.blogspot.com.
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Recipe type: side dish
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Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients together in a food processor until smooth and creamy (usually for 7-8 minutes).

How about you? What are YOUR favorite pumpkin seed recipes?

If you liked this I’ve shared more healthy and delicious side dish recipes for you to try!

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This post currently has 8 comments.

  1. Patti
    November 19, 2016

    This sounds wonderful. I think adding so E of the pumpkin seed butter to a morning smoothie would be yummy!

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    • Dr. Z
      November 20, 2016

      Cool – keep us posted as to how it tastes!

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  2. Valerie
    October 3, 2016

    Can you tell me if you can use raw pumpkin seeds taken out of a pumpkin for this butter? Love your website, thanks for all the great info!!
    Valerie

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    • Dr. Z
      October 11, 2016

      Sure, that’d work, too!

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  3. MargaretMargaret
    March 10, 2016

    Where do you get your pumpkin seeds from….actual pumpkin or from the bulk section of a store

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    • Dr. Z
      March 11, 2016

      We try to steer away from the bulk section – we’ve gotten enough bugs from them. :0

      You can get pumpkin seeds from any good health food store.

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      • Tara
        November 19, 2016

        Dr. Z,
        Thank you for all the content you and your wife post! It is very helpful!!!
        What do you mean that you have gotten bugs (as in what kind of bugs) from the bulk section at the Health food store? We have shopped from bulk for years, though now we do most of our bulk ordering through Azure Standard. I am curious as my family has been struggling for a couple years to get our digestive tract back in order. Thanks so much!!!

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        • Dr. Z
          November 20, 2016

          Hi Tara,

          I literally mean “bugs” like worms and stuff. Yuck!!

          We’ve gone to some pretty hard-core health food stores over the years and their sanitation standards are questionable sometimes.

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