Pumpkin Health Benefit #4 You won’t have any trouble sleeping. Pumpkin seeds contain tryptophan — an amino acid that assists in making you sleep like a baby. It also helps produce serotonin, a neurotransmitter that’s responsible for making us feel happy and relaxed. So not only will enjoying pumpkin & pumpkin seeds help you sleep great, it can also boost your mood!
Pumpkin Protein Balls
1 cup pumpkin puree
•1.5 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
•1/2 cup almonds
•1.5 cups old fashioned oats
•1/2 cup flax or chia seeds
•1 tablespoon honey
Combine all ingredients in food processor and blend. Scoop and roll into balls, refrigerate for 2 hours, and enjoy!