Benefits of Pumpkin
- Rich in anti-oxidants ( cancer prevention )
- 246% RDA of vitamin C
- Good source of B complex vitamins
- Rich in beta-carotene( great for your skin)
- Full of iron, zinc and vitamin C
- High in fiber
- 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup
- 2 tablespoons pure Grade B maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- Pinch of salt
- 2-4 tablespoons chopped pecans or walnuts
- 1 tablespoon dried natural cranberries
- Bring almond milk and water to a boil in a small to medium sized saucepan.
- Add quinoa, cover, reduce heat to simmer, and let cook 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.
- Uncover and fluff with a fork, then stir in the pumpkin, maple syrup, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Taste and adjust any amounts to your liking (i.e. add more sweetness or spices).
- Divide into two bowls (add more almond milk if desired) and top with desired amount of pecans or walnuts. Garnish with dried cranberries. Enjoy!