Delicious pumpkin recipes – autumn post-workout meals that will grow your muscles

Delicious pumpkin recipes – autumn post-workout meals that will grow your muscles

October 31, 2015 | Photo credits: Madbarz

The pumpkin – one of autumn’s most healthy and versatile foods. Roast it, purée it, make healthy and delicious deserts with it – the possibilities are endless.

However, the pumpkin is often overlooked when it comes to post-workout meal options. This carb dense vegetable is rich in potassium and is packed with fiber which will give you the much needed energy after an exhausting workout, and will also feed your muscles with vital nutrients they need in order to recover and grow.

We've come up with 2 delicious post-workout pumpkin recipes that you'll love:

Roasted Garlic Squash

  • ½ Butternut or Hokkaido (Red kuri) Squash
  • 2-3 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • Olive oil
  • Freshly ground pepper (to your preference)
  • Salt (to your preference)

Cut the squash into ~1 cm (~0,50 inch) sticks. Throw it into a big bowl, ad in the crushed garlic cloves, drizzle with olive oil (not too much) and ad season with salt and pepper. Stir it well until it all comes together.

Preheat the oven to 180˚C (356˚F). Cover the baking pan with baking paper and transfer the squash onto the pan. Toss it into the oven (once the oven is heated) and leave it to roast for around 30 minutes. When the squash is done, take it out and leave it to cool for about 5-10 minutes. Serve this delicious side dish with a lean piece of meat and enjoy!


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Pumpkin Spice Soup

  • ½ Butternut or Hokkaido (Red kuri) Squash
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • Nutmeg to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper (to your preference)
  • Salt (to your preference)

Cut the squash and onion into cubes and toss them in the pot. Cover them with water (just so that all of the squash and onion is covered). Sprinkle it with salt and leave it to cook. Bring the soup to a boil.

Reduce the heat, cover and simmer until the squash and onion are very tender. Ad in the olive oil and purée the soup with a hand held immersion blender, standard blender or a food processor until the soup is silky-smooth. Ad in the nutmeg, freshly ground pepper and stir until it all comes together, then taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Pour it into a bowl and enjoy!

Now go workout and then treat yourself with one of these delicious recipes - your body has earned it.