Pumpkin seeds are the edible seed of a pumpkin or other types of squash. They are oval, flat and can be found in a variety of colors such as green or white from the outer hull. Pumpkin seeds are a natural source of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. They are powerful seeds packed with vitamins B and K, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, potassium and copper. Pumpkin seeds also contain vitamin E and A, which helps improves the skin tone and aid in the production of new skin cells and repair.
Did you know, just a small handful or about 1 ounce of pumpkin seeds contain almost 10g of protein and are packed with fiber?! As you can tell, eating pumpkin seeds can aid in growing healthy hair from the inside out. You can eat pumpkin seeds raw, roasted or add them to salads or snack mixes. My favorite way to consume these seeds is by making my own milk.
Homemade Pumpkin Milk
This is a quick and easy recipe for making your own homemade pumpkin milk. All you need are the following items: a milk strainer or cloth, about a handful of pumpkin seeds, a 32-ounce mason jar and 64-ounces of water. You can use a sweetener such as vanilla, cinnamon or even honey as an option. I love using pumpkin milk in my shake, smoothies or ice matcha.
Check out my video, where I dish on the benefits of pumpkin seeds and show you how to make homemade pumpkin milk.
Here are the bags I showed in the video. You can purchase the affordable and popular strainer or the organic cotton cloth I use in the video via amazon.