A Do-Good Dessert: Banana Pumpkin Mousse

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There’s no need to limit pumpkin to just the fall months when you can reap its benefits all year round. Pumpkin is high in beta-carotene, potassium and fiber – all things that most of us need more of in our diet. Potassium is a key nutrient we need to keep blood pressure down; fiber helps with keeping our weight down, and beta-carotene has been shown to help keep our risk of certain cancers down. Are you ready to get down with pumpkin? Why not start with this delicious pumpkin mousse.

Makes 7 Servings  – Serving Size: ½ cup

Ingredients

  • 1 large ripe banana – peeled, broken into chunks
  • 8 oz extra firm tofu
  • 15 oz canned pumpkin
  • 2 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon, 2 teaspoons agave nectar

Directions

Place banana in a food processor; process until smooth.  Add tofu; process until smooth.  Add remaining ingredients; process until smooth.  Spoon mixture into individual bowls or one large bowl and refrigerate.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

  • Calories: 80
  • Sodium: 3mg
  • Sugars: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbohydrate: 14g

Recipe Courtesy of Dr. Oz, found here

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