how was everyone’s weekend? how is the weather in your neck of the woods?
starting to feel like fall here in NC and we are loving it. slowing starting to pull out some long sleeves and sweatshirts. I am not sure what it is…I just love the change of seasons. I guess I feel like I am getting a fresh start or something.
speaking of fall coming we have another version of a pumpkin pudding recipe to share today.
is everyone ready to see pumpkin recipes everywhere in the blog world?
Michelle and I have already started to enjoy our favorite winter squashes!
lucky for us pumpkin is not on our list of foods for us to avoid during these 7-10 days of our elimination diet. it was one food that we did not eat that often to feel we could be sensitive to it. plus never in the past we remember ever feeling blah after having it. so for now it is ok food for us to be enjoying.
we did a few things different this time around compared to our first time making our pumpkin chia pudding recipe. again on this elimination diet we are not allowed any type of sweetener besides using fresh fruit. I feel this recipe is even easier than our first one. and if you want to jazz up your pumpkin puddings, check out our pumpkin carob mousse cakes.
this pumpkin chia seed pudding is sweetened with a banana. and it is not overly sweet. we are slowing learning to love less sweet – sweet things. does that make sense? We are slowly learning to love the actually taste of food again, and not rely on sweetness. It is hard as we do have a huge sweet tooth.
this recipe is naturally gluten-free, soy-free and vegan (and mostly raw besides the canned pumpkin)
Pure2raw Recipe: Banana pumpkin chia seed pudding
prep-time: 5 minutes
tools needed: blender
- 1 can pumpkin
- 1/2 cup irish moss paste – or you can use banana puree
- 1 banana
- 2-3 tablespoons chia seeds
- splash of vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon cardamom
Place pumpkin, irish moss paste, and banana in your blender. Blend till smooth.
Add in chia seeds at the end and blend.
May enjoy at room temperature or place in a bowl to set in refrigerate. When it is cold is does get a little firm from the irish moss.
- if you do not have irish moss paste my substitute for cashews or more bananas.
- if it is not sweet enough for you please feel free to add in more sweetness of your choice.
we plan on enjoying this version of pumpkin pudding from time to time. it was delicious, simple and easy on our stomachs. also, great travel food too, just put some in a mason jar and grab a spoon and you are good to go
we love the little texture that the chia seeds provide this pudding. this pudding is full of fiber, Omega’s, and vitamin A.
chia seeds can be optional in this pudding if you are not a fan. Although, I am sorry if you are not a fan of chia seeds because we absolutely love them! Chia seeds are a top source of Omega 3’s in our diet. which we know some people could be low in.
we will plan on giving more updates on our health and elimination diet here soon.
Twins Questions: Do you worry about your Omega intake? What about your Omega 3’s? Who has not had any pumpkin yet this season? Do like sweet or savory items made with pumpkin?
till next time,