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Pumpkin Seed Milk: Delicious Benefits and Recipes

Every year thousands of people in our country are diagnosed with lactose intolerance . These people have a lactase deficiency, so that thei...

Every year thousands of people in our country are diagnosed with lactose intolerance . These people have a lactase deficiency, so that their body is not able to absorb the lactose properly in the small intestine, passing quickly to the large intestine without first having decomposed, starting to ferment.

It is even common for many people not to know. In this sense, many nutritionists advise paying attention to the symptoms or discomfort that may appear when drinking a glass of animal milk (for example cow). If you experience indigestion, abdominal pain, flatulence, diarrhea, skin problems … you may suffer from lactose intolerance.

Pumpkin Seed Milk: Delicious Benefits and Recipes

The solution is obviously to avoid the consumption of milk rich in lactose (such as those of animal origin)and opt for vegetable milks , which are obtained from seeds or plant products.

Benefits of Pumpkin Seed Milk

Milk obtained from pumpkin seeds provides almost the same nutritional benefits as pumpkin or pumpkin oil , as it maintains its nutritional richness intact.

Interesting nutritional qualities

On the one hand it is a drink extremely rich in healthy fatty acids, as is the case of fatty acids linoleic and linolenic. On the other hand it provides vitamins (vitamin A, E and F) and minerals (magnesium, zinc, phosphorus and iron).

Of course, not being rich in calcium, if we want this vegetable milk to become a good substitute for cow’s milk, it is best to add a cup of peeled raw almonds or sesame seeds to the preparation .

Useful against cholesterol and triglycerides

Pumpkin seeds provide healthy fatty acids , making it an excellent natural option when it comes to reducing high blood fats, particularly – as you probably know – both cholesterol (especially LDL cholesterol) and triglycerides.

Therefore, it is a very interesting vegetable drink in cases where there are high levels of cholesterol and / or triglycerides in the blood.

Excellent drink for men

Pumpkin seeds are especially rich in zinc , so it becomes an excellent natural drink for men, especially for those who want to have children.

The reason is found in that zinc is an essential essential nutrient and important for reproduction, helping to improve the quality of semen, as well as increase the amount of sperm.

Equally beneficial also for women

But its qualities are not only interesting for the man who wants to have children; it is also for the woman. Why? Very simple: for its richness in zinc is useful for the creation of new cells for growth.

In addition, it provides vitamin E, which  helps protect the eggs and helps to generate an adequate endometrium for proper fertilization and implantation.

Properties of pumpkin seed milk, in brief

Taking into account the different nutritional values ​​it brings, we can highlight the following benefits of pumpkin seed milk:

  • Thanks to its rich in fatty acids, it helps to maintain a good cardiovascular system, preventing cardiovascular diseases in turn.
  • Helps to care for and protect the health of the skin.
  • For its vitamin A content is useful to strengthen our eyesight.
  • Thanks to its richness in zinc, it helps to strengthen our defenses, while it is an interesting nutritional remedy to improve the fertility in men.
  • It is especially suitable in case of prostate problems, by helping to disinfect it and to deflate it.
  • Helps eliminate intestinal parasites.

How to Make Pumpkin Seed Milk

As explained above,  pumpkin seed milk is a milk of vegetable origin that is obtained from passing the pumpkin seeds by the blender, which allows to constitute as an adequate alternative for those who suffer intolerance to lactose and can not take milk of animal origin especially rich in lactose.

It is a suitable and healthy drink from a nutritional point of view, thanks to its richness in essential fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic), vitamins (vitamins A, E and F) and minerals (zinc, magnesium, phosphorus and iron).

However, we must bear in mind that for it originally to become an excellent nutritional alternative to cow’s milk, because of its low calcium content it is best to add a handful of almonds to the recipe.

Pumpkin Seed Milk: Delicious Benefits and Recipes

Ingredients for making pumpkin seed milk:

  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons honey or brown sugar (optional)

Steps to make pumpkin seed milk:

  1. Remove the pumpkin seeds as explained in the note how to get pumpkin oil .
  2. Once removed, put the seeds to soak for at least 4 hours.
  3. Add in the glass of the mixer the tablespoons of the natural sweetener you preferand pass through the mixer until there is a grainy texture.
  4. Pass the mixture through a strainerand filter with the help of a thin cloth.

To consider:

After elaborating and preserving it (especially if you are not going to consume it on the fly once you have prepared it), it is quite normal for the nutritive part to separate from the liquid. Do not worry, this does not mean that it has been ruined or bad. You should only stir it again when serving.

Our recommendation:

If you want you can sweeten it with the sweetener that you like, although we prefer panela or honey. On the other hand we advise adding a little vanilla essence at the time of making itand a pinch of cinnamon on top when you go to take it. Delicious!

Another delicious recipe to make pumpkin seed milk

If you have already tried the previous recipe and you liked it, probably also encourage you to elaborate this other recipe on which we speak to you next. It is a delicious option for those who enjoy the aroma and flavor of spices, as it is a more aromatic vegetable drink (to be spiced).

Pumpkin Seed Milk: Delicious Benefits and Recipes

Ingredients:

  • Fresh Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1 l. of water
  • 2 dates (to sweeten)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Half (1/2) teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon walnut
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom

Preparation of the milk of spiced pumpkin seeds:

  1. First we must put the dates to soak. To do this heat some water in a casserole and when it is warm add the dates. Let them soak for at least 2 hours.
  2. After this time put the dates, the water where you soaked them, the half liter of water and the seeds in the glass of the mixerand crush everything very well.
  3. Then strain the drink with the aid of a special bag, a little machine or a strainer.
  4. Add cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cardamom now. Mix well with the help of a wooden spoon.
  5. List! You can enjoy it now.

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