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As life around us begins to turn into yellows and golds and pumpkin orange, so shall our diets! It is no coincidence that this is the time of year when fruits and vegetables begin to grown this very hue that our autumn colors mimic. All these autumn colored foods support the spleen tremendously by providing an abundance of enzymes and carotenoids that boost immunity and digestion. I would also include yams, sweet potatoes, any other kinds of squashes in this category of excellent autumn foods to enjoy. Toast the seeds with a little warming spice like ginger, cinnamon, and clove…yum.

Just found this Pumpkin Chia Recipe via Gaia Herbs and holy smokes is it good!

Ingredients (Serves 2):
2 cups plain almond milk (or your favorite milk)
2 tbsp. maple syrup or honey
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 sprinkle of turmeric
1/4 cup chia seeds

Here’s The Rundown:

Combine all ingredients together and refrigerate for 20 minutes or until the pudding thickens. Serve topped with nuts for a delicious fall snack!

As it is late summer right now, it is time to support our digestive systems and most importantly, our stomach and spleen! The pumpkin in this recipe will do just that. Filled with fiber and antioxidants plus the chia seeds that love the large intestine, it is a nutritious AND delicious dessert. Enjoy!

Pumpkin and Chia Seeds make this pudding more than just a boost, but a fall treat too!