What’s your favorite part of October? The falling leaves? The crisp weather? The pumpkin recipes? How about a delicious keto pumpkin cheesecake? Yes, all of it!
We have a recipe that will knock your extra-cozy socks off! Try our Keto Zone Pumpkin Cheesecake today. Then, scroll down for more favorite pumpkin recipes.
2 cups blanched almond flour
1/4 cup grass-fed butter, melted
1 teaspoon organic cinnamon powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups organic cream cheese, softened
1 cup erythritol
2/3 cup organic heavy whipping cream
2/3 cup organic pumpkin puree
1 scoop Unflavored MCT Oil Powder
1 teaspoon organic cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon organic ginger powder
1/4 teaspoon organic clove powder
1/4 teaspoon organic nutmeg powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
Nutrition Facts (per slice, 1/12 of cake): 350 calories, 35 grams fat, 4 grams net carbs (8 grams carbs, 4 grams fiber), 6 grams protein
Want both delicious and healthy foods? You’re in luck with pumpkin and our Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake. In fact, pumpkin offers health benefits galore (1). Here’s what pumpkin has for your body:
Pumpkin contains alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lutein, and zeaxanthin. These are strong antioxidants, and they will work together to fight free radicals, reduce the risk of cancer, promote heart health, reduce cholesterol-plaque formations, and preserve eye health.
In fact, when pumpkins are analyzed, lutein is the most abundant carotenoid therein (2). Lutein and the other carotenoids can protect body organs and tissue from free radical damage and oxidative stress.
This is incredibly beneficial as oxidative damages are always related to cancer, premature aging, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, atherosclerosis, and a series of other degenerative diseases (3).
The cell walls of the pumpkin contain pectin. Pectin contains components that are highly anti-inflammatory. How does this help you?
Anti-inflammatory diets can improve many chronic diseases and symptoms. These include heart disease, joint pain, arthritis, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, asthma, and more.
The flesh of the pumpkin is not the only valuable component.
Pumpkin seed oil is highly nutritious and beneficial to the body.
In fact, pumpkin seed oil has specifically been shown to reduce the risk of cellular overgrowth in the prostate, breast, colorectal, stomach, bladder, and lungs. In addition, the oil supports healthy blood pressure, joint health, healthy cholesterol levels, and healthy blood sugars (4, 5, 6). Wow!
This is a great reason to also buy whole pumpkins, roast, and eat the seeds!
Pumpkin seeds also contain phytosterols. Phytosterols are the components used in cholesterol-lowering supplements, functional foods, and more. They are often termed plant sterols.
What’s more, the carotenoids in pumpkin flesh can protect the heart and other body organs and tissue from free radical damage, oxidative stress, and plaque formation (3).
Additionally, pumpkin is a great source of fiber, monounsaturated fats, omega-3s, B-vitamins, and copper. B-Vitamins and Copper both play a part in energy production, and can make a difference in your get-up-and-go!
Want even more pumpkin? Of course, you do! Here are some favorites for October, and every month of the year!
Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies
There’s no limit to the amazing pumpkin recipes you can make, including our delicious Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake. Try them all, and let us know what you think!