Pumpkin seeds for High Vegan Protein requirements
As my private clients will know too well, I always go on about pumpkin seeds as an amazing protein rich source for vegans!! When I say amazing, I mean amazing!
Not only that they are rich in Vitamins A, B, C and E, & Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium.
Pumpkin Seed Milk
You can make some seed milk really easy
How to make Pumpkin Seed Milk
- Soaking the seeds overnight (100mg)
- Blending in 1ltr pure water
- Straining then et voila! Ready – use a cheese cloth, nut milk bag or normal strainer.
- Add natural flavourings like….
- 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
- Pinch salt / pinch stevia
- 1/2 cup home made apple juice
- You could also add in other things to make it more of a flavoured milk
You don’t need so many pumpkin seeds to water ratio for milk, about 1ltr water to 100g pumpkin seeds then you will have a litre of protein rich milk
Other ways of eating pumpkin seeds:
- Simply add the soaked pumpkin seeds to salads
- Add the soaked pumpkin seeds to your morning oats to make proats (Advisable)
- Pumpkin sprouts – soak them for 1-4 hrs then put them in your sprouter for 2 days
- Add to breakfast
- Add to muesli or rawnola
If you are in a hurry
If you are in a hurry you can get away with soaking for around 4 hrs however I would advise overnight
Like I said, I could go on and on about how amazing pumpking seeds are – but they must be soaked or sprouted first to activate them!
1 cup of Pumpkin seeds has 265% the amount of Tryptophan needed daily, so if you want more sleep – eat pumpkin seeds! Tryptophan is a precursor to the chemical reactions that our body carries out to go to sleep. It also creates serotonin (the happy hormone).
Leucine is an amino acid that stimulates muscle growth! And can also help the deterioration of muscle – 1 cup of pumpkin seeds has 114% of your daily requirement of Leucine.
You can get them on amazon in big 5kg bags here >> http://amzn.to/2eh1dPY
If you are going on a body building extravaganza then this bag will last you around about 1 month. However normally around half a cup per day will suffice. For people doing a heavy workout I would suggest 200g+ up to 300g depending on the amount of work being done. If you would like to discuss a specific diet plan for you them please get in touch Click here to contact me