Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Granola Pumpkin Pie

Granola Pumpkin Pie
Finally a way we can have dessert for breakfast. This healthy and delicious granola is a great way to start the morning. The recipe is also simple and easy to make, it will make you want to have pumpkin pie every morning. 

4 cups oats (can be quick or whole)
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1 cup nuts of your choice (can use 1/2 cup of one type and 1/2 a cup of another type of nuts)
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup agave nectar
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp pumpkin spice

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large mixing bowl add all the ingredients and stir with a spoon. Put the mixture onto a cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper or a silicon mat. Every 10 minutes stir the granola, and repeat 4-5 times, until the granola is a light golden brown and feels dry to the touch.

After the granola has cooled, you can add raisins, dates or other dried fruits. Serve granola in a bowl with fresh fruit and soy milk.


Benefits of Pumpkin:
Pumpkin is a part of the squash family. Pumpkins are rich in provitamin A and antioxidant flavonoids. It helps prevent arteriosclerosis and cancer. Since they are rich in potassium and low in sodium, it acts to prevent hypertension and its negative consequences (arterial blood clots and stroke).
It is a good source of beta-carotene, which is beneficial to the loss of visual acuity or vision disorders originating in the retina.
It is 1 of the 3 of the most effective, proven anti-carcinogenic vegetables, since it contains beta-carotene, vitamin C and vegetable fiber.
It is a mild laxative, along with its soothing cation on the digestive tract. It is suggested for constipation.

Benefits of Oats:
Oats are a great source of nutrition and very healthy. They help to fight against diseases of the digestive system, nervous system, metabolic disorders, and disease of the arteries. It is beneficial for people with diabetes, high cholesterol, arteriosclerosis, and high blood pressure to add oats to their daily diet.
They are the most nutrient-rich of any grain. They are a great source of phosphorus, iron, vitamin B1, protein and fiber.
A regular consumption of oats in any form, helps with nervousness, fatigue, mental exhaustion, insomnia, and depression. For stressed out students, adding oats is a brilliant move.