Recipe: Apple & Pumpkin Spice Stew

Apple-Pumpkin-Spice-Stew

 

Winter is a good time to think about ways to support living an healthy lifestyle. Try adjusting your skincare routine for the cold weather and eating healthy, hearty meals. There are plenty of  ways to give your body the building blocks it needs to function at its peak!

Today, we are recommending recipe from Never Home Maker to help you build stronger cells from the inside out during the cold winter days. Here is why you should try this recipe:

  • Apples: have fiber that has been shown to help reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and Type 2 diabetes
  • Pumpkin: has potassium that has been shown to help to lower blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Pinto Beans: have folate that may help reduce depression and keep your brain young.

Ingredients

  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1 can vegetable broth
  • 1 can’s worth of almond milk
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 small cooking onion, diced
  • 1 large honey crisp apple (or other type of apple), peeled and chopped
  • 1 can of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can of Pinto Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves (depending on your desired intensity)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Basil to garnish

Method

  • 1. Prepare all your fruits and veggies. Drain and rinse all your cans of beans and tomatoes.
  • 2. Pour the pumpkin puree, vegetable broth, and almond milk into the pot of a slow cooker. Stir until well incorporated.
  • 3. Then toss in everything else. Mix. And season a bit with your cloves, salt, and pepper. (But you can always season more later on).
  • 4. Put you slow cooker on the high setting for between 3 and 4 hours. Stir every hour or so.
  • 5. It’s done when the green peppers and apples aren’t crisp, but they also shouldn’t be too mushy.
  • 6. Store in your fridge. Keeps 5 to 7 days in airtight container.

Enjoy! We would love to see your recipe for cold winter days.  Comment below or share it on our Facebook wall!

 

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