We at the Hallelujah Diet are constantly amazed by all the God-given plants that are both oh-so-delicious and remarkably health-boosting. Pumpkin is the perfect embodiment of this. Its taste and aroma fill our senses with the thought of falling leaves, family togetherness and love, but it also gives us the nutrients we need to live vibrantly. To name a few, pumpkin is chock-full of beta-carotene (vitamin A) to help keep your eyesight sharp, fiber to help you expel toxins, tryptophan to help boost your mood and vitamin C to strengthen your immune system. All of this, combined with its other nutritional content, makes it perfect for losing or maintaining weight, fighting off cancer and supporting your heart. Our food guru Chef Richard has whipped up (and ate many) Pumpkin Spice Macaroons to share with his loved ones, and now we’re sharing it with you! Q: Chef Richard, what made you create these addicting Pumpkin Spice Macaroons?
This is the time of the year when everyone tends to indulge in a few more sweets than usual. I wanted to make some dessert recipes that would be easy to make and still completely satisfy those sweet cravings—without any of the guilt or adverse after-effects!Q: Speaking of sweet treats, what are some go-to alternative ingredients you often use when you make Hallelujah Diet-friendly desserts?
Some great go-to dessert ingredients I use are coconut butter and coconut oil. Both of these ingredients give great flavor and texture to desserts while providing us with serious health benefits.Q: What is most shocking about this Pumpkin Spice Macaroon?
What I think will surprise people most about these treats is that they’re eating a decadent dessert that’s actually good for them!Q: How can we include our children in the making of this decadent dessert?
This dessert is easy to make and therefore an awesome activity to do as a family! Try using cookie cutters to make all sorts of fun shapes.DIY - Pumpkin Pie Smoothie This smoothie is like dessert in one ultra-satisfying glass! In addition to the classic pumpkin pie ingredients we all love and enjoy, this recipe includes the extraordinary chia seeds. Just one ounce (that’s 2 tablespoons) of chia seeds is loaded with a whopping 11 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein, 30% of the recommended daily intake of manganese & magnesium along with zinc, potassium and vitamins B1, B2 and B3—not to mention they contain more omega-3s than salmon ounce for ounce and lots of antioxidants! Blend, sip & cheers to your health! Featured Treat - Carob Coconut Bars Have a sweet tooth you want to indulge during this candy-crazy season? With only four ingredients plus coconut oil and sea salt, your entire household might make it Halloween all year round with these amazingly delicious Carob Coconut Bars! Featuring shredded coconut, this snack is packed with gut-friendly dietary fiber; iron to promote healthy circulation and tissues; and a dose of healthy fats!