These are so yummy! I love having a crust option too. It makes them feel even more like a treat. Plus, the seeds in the crust all have different health benefits and different essential fatty acids. Having a variety of healthy fats is, well, healthy!
Let’s consider the ingredients.
Pumpkin Seeds: Pumpkin seeds are full of immune-boosting zinc and magnesium which is required by many reactions in the body and helps to calm the nerves. They also provide omega-3 fatty acids which are lacking in our typical American diet. Further, they help with heart, liver, and prostate health and can even help with diabetes. Moreover, they are antiparasitic.
Sunflower Seeds: Sunflower seeds are full of magnesium which can help support mood, bone, and heart health. They also contain selenium which is a powerful antioxidant and helps with thyroid health. Further, they are antiparasitic.
Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and fiber. They also contain high levels of iron, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. A study even found chia seeds can prevent insulin resistance and other studies have found they help fight breast and cervical cancers.
Strawberries: Strawberries boost immunity and hep protect our eyes from free radical damage. They’ve also been shown to increase the mobility of the joints which helps arthritis and gout. They boost our brain function and even contain flavonoids that are antioxidant and anticarcinogenic. They stimulate our metabolism and reduce our appetites.
Lemon Zest: Lemon zest contains 5-10 times more vitamins than lemon juice! This includes vitamins A and C, beta carotene, folate, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. They are full of bioflavonoids which are antioxidant and anticarcinogenic. They improve bone health and help us to detox.
Pasture-Raised, Organic Butter: Beautiful, creamy, indulgent butter should be a large part of any healthy diet. Butter is rich in vitamins and minerals including one of the most easily absorbable forms of Vitamin A (needed for thyroid and adrenal health) as well as Vitamins D, E, and K. Further, it is high in selenium and usable iodine. Butter is anti-fungal. It is full of anti-oxidants. It can help protect against tooth decay and helps our bodies better absorb calcium. The saturated fats in butter help our cell walls maintain their shape and the linoleic acid in butter helps to combat cancer, build muscle, and boost our immune system. The cholesterol in butterfat is essential to our brain and nervous system development and health. With all of these benefits and more, it is a tragedy our culture has vilified butter. No more! Eat your butter and eat it with pride!
Raw Honey: This is one of the few sweeteners allowed even on GAPS diet protocol. Raw honey helps to counter pollen allergies, is filled with antioxidants, helps heal ulcers and wounds, may reduce the risk of developing diabetes, and is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial.
Grade B Maple Syrup: Maple syrup is full of antioxidants. It is full of important vitamins and minerals (especially zinc, manganese, potassium, and calcium) and even helps combat inflammation.
Sea Salt: Sea salt is full of trace minerals and electrolytes. Additionally, it helps to balance the body’s fluids. Further, it helps your stomach produce proper amounts of digestive acids which helps our bodies absorb vitamins and minerals more effectively.
Each week in December, look for a new fat bomb recipe! We will have 2 more recipes this month.