Improved Energy Plus Stress Busting Minerals
As you can see below, it’s easy to follow these steps and make this soaked/sprouted pumpkin seed butter recipe at home.
Pumpkin seed butter is a great protein fat that helps to keep your blood sugar strong, your energy up and provides stress-busting minerals like magnesium and zinc!
- Start with organic pumpkin seeds. I love Styrian pumpkin seeds because they are extra-rich in magnesium, the calming, cravings-busting, stress-busting, sleep improving mineral. Vivapura brand is a good choice for raw, organic Styrian pumpkin seeds.
- Fill a glass or stainless steel bowl with water, add the pumpkin seeds (8 – 16 oz) and add 1 tsp of sea salt per 8 oz. of pumpkin seeds. Cover with water and add a lid or cover with a plate. Leave this on your counter top to soak for 8 – 12 hours. Soaking or sprouting your nuts and seeds removes the phytic acid that makes them hard to digest and steals your minerals! Soaking makes them much easier to digest all around.
- Drain and rinse the seeds, then put them in your food processor with the s-blade or your high speed blender. Whiz up until smooth. Some people add a little organic pumpkin seed oil or organic extra virgin olive oil to get a creamier texture. I like it really thick, so I just use the pumpkin seeds themselves.
- Add 1 tsp. of sea salt and taste. Add a bit more if you want more. Use real sea salt, not toxic table salt. Real sea salt is a great source of trace minerals.
- Enjoy! You can store this in a glass jar. I use recycled glass jars of coconut oil or nut butters. Store in your refrigerator for a week or freeze in your freezer for a couple of months. It will thaw quickly when you are ready to take it out of the freezer.
Ideas & Alternatives
- Eat a spoonful for a snack, especially if you feel your blood sugar dropping. On that topic, check out two other recipes: my quick snack Delicious Blood Sugar Balancer and my newest one, the Afternoon Green Vegan Smoothie for Blood Sugar Balance.
- Smooth onto celery sticks or lettuce leaves for an on-the-go snack.
- Mix into salads instead of cheese or croutons.
- Use as a dip for carrots.
- Use as the basis for raw cookies or desserts – like one of my favorites: pumpkin seed-walnut cookies.
Share your ideas too!
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As a coach, writer and recovered former executive, I understand the challenges of creating a balanced, healthy lifestyle when over-scheduled. In my journey to radiant health, I created a whole health system of eating, exercise, renewal and recharging -- a roadmap toward health & vitality. I empower clients to create their own whole health systems, in their own unique ways. I have seen amazing results in working with my clients!
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