Thanksgiving Recipes from Alice - Pumpkin Pie and Spice Muffins

Alice developed two more Thanksgiving recipes that will grace your table. Although she used Pines Wheat Grass, you can use any of Pines green superfoods shown in the picture. They are all 100% pure, 100% organic, 100% non-GMO Project Verified, 100% gluten free, 100% raw and grown by 100% organic family farmers. Most of all they are packaged in oxygen-free glass and do not contain cheap outsourced filler ingredients.

PUMPKIN SPICE MUFFINS

  • 4 bananas
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup almond butter (optional)
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup (or less) maple syrup
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • One tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • 2 tbsp of Pines Wheat Grass Powder

Place all ingredients into a food processor. Put into muffin tins that are coated with a little coconut oil. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 12 or more muffins.

WHEATGRASS PUMPKIN PIE

  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp of pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup pecans
  • 4 tbsp (or less) agave, honey or maple syrup
  • 1 to 2 tbsp of Pines Wheat Grass Powder

Place ingredients in food processor. Put blended mixture into a 6" x 8" glass dish or 10" pie plate, coated with a little coconut oil. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and then refrigerate until ready to serve.

Both these Thanksgiving recipes are very delicious and will be a hit at your holiday meal or anytime.

About Alice Who Developed these Thanksgiving Recipes

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Besides being a talented creator of wonderful food recipes such as these Thanksgiving recipes, Alice is a neurofascial therapist and a somatic yoga therapist, who teaches core awareness and wise woman traditions. She encourages empowerment and embodiment by eating more greens and hydrating tissue health.

That's why she has for more than 30 years encouraged her clients to eat more greens with Pines. All our superfoods are 100% pure without fillers and are grown in accordance with the standards that Dr. Charles Schnabel established in 1937. Those standards include packaging in amber glass bottles with special metal caps that allow the company to remove the oxygen from each bottle.

An oxygen-free environment protects sensitive nutrients from deterioration caused by oxidation. Removing oxygen for indefinite storage is not possible with plastic containers or paper/plastic/foil packets. Pines' green superfoods are grown and harvested in accordance with Dr. Schnabel's standards and are kept fresh as the day they were harvested with this special packaging.

Alice is a student of healing methods.  For example, she studied Uterine Massage Therapy and Spiritual Bathing in Central America.  In addition, she studied Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama/Ayurveda in India. She also studied Core Awareness in Australia with founder Liz Koch. In India, Alice practiced as a private therapist for a senior Ayurvedic monk and world teacher, Mother Maya Tiwari. She facilitates workshops annually for international teachers who visit Lawrence, Kansas.

Alice has assisted women with their pregnancies and deliveries. She has nursed people as they approach the end of their lives. Over the course of the last 30 years, Alice taught classes at the University of Kansas and at multiple studios and festivals throughout the United States.

Following a Tradition at our Location that Dates Back to 1932

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It was Dr. Schnabel who supplied the wheatgrass powder used in the research detailed in books by Ann Wigmore and Viktoras Kulvinskas. Steve Meyerowitz in his popular book on sprouting, dedicated it to Dr. Schnabel and called him “the father of wheatgrass.” For more than 40 years, Pines has followed Dr. Schnabel’s standards and still uses many of his same fields and one of his laboratories.

Pines was the first green super food company. After more than 40 years, we are still the only grower of wheatgrass to follow the standards established by Charles Schnabel in 1937.   Our green super foods are the only ones grown by 100% organic farmers. Some of our fields  are just across the road from where we bottle and ship.  Our offices are also on the farm.   Our farm crew clocks in with the same time clock as our office personnel.  We have complete control from planting the seed, to harvest, to storage, to bottling and shipping. That’s part of why our products are so vibrant green.  Our use of earth-friendly oxygen free bottles is another.

Oxygen Removed from Each Bottle to Retain Freshness

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We use earth-friendly amber glass bottles with special metal caps that allow us to remove the oxygen. The result is that oxidation does not occur. That’s because removing oxygen prevents oxidation. It causes loss of vegetable nutrition and color that occurs with greens packaged in plastic containers. Plastic is not earth friendly because it is made with petrochemical fossil fuel.

For half a century,  companies packaged green veggie powders in these special oxygen-free amber glass bottles . They saw it as common practice until about 20 years ago.  Then, big companies wanted to jump in the natural products marketplace  with their own green super foods.  They wanted to compete with Pines.   To make big profits most of these start ups packed their greens in cheap plastic containers or packets. Such packaging provides absolutely no protection against nutrition loss.

Companies who sold green powders prior to this current shift to plastic clearly knew it was important to remove the oxygen.  They knew that valuable nutrient quickly lose value without protection from oxidation.

Sometimes a product sits in a hot warehouse and on store shelves for months before you buy and open the bottle.  If a green veggie powder is in a plastic container or a paper packet, it loses more volatile components through oxidation.  Soon, the loss of food value becomes obvious.  The color turns toward brown or grey thanks to poor packaging and poor quality to begin with.  For more than 40 years, Pines has followed the packaging standard of using earth-friendly oxygen-free glass bottles . Surprisingly, even though it cost us more, you pay less per serving than for “greens” in plastic containers and packets.  If you have used other green powders, you will notice a big difference when you add ours to your Thanksgiving recipes.

No Irrigation on Our Farms - Natural Rainfall

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Pines is also the only whole food wheatgrass and alfalfa grower to not use contaminated ground water for irrigation. Instead, we grow in the appropriate climates for those crops.  Our farms receive plenty of natural rainfall. Thus, we never need irrigation. In addition, we use the only facilities in Kansas built exclusively for Certified Organic. They also produce the only 100% Non-GMO Project Verified, Kosher, gluten free, raw human food. We have  NEVER used our facilities to produce animal feed for the industrialized meat industry. Because we produce only non-GMO, certified organic human food, we are are uniquely vegan friendly!

Pines has always opposed the destruction of the Oglalla Aquifer in the dry parts of our state.  The other Kansas grower of organic greens caused some of that contamination and depletion. For more than 70 years, that family has also grown pesticide-based alfalfa for confined animals waiting for slaughter.  For more than 70 years they have pumped water for thousands of acres of alfalfa grown during the hot summer months. Most of the water evaporated in the hot sun.  They pumped millions of gallons and wasted most of this once-pristine fresh water source.

In recent years, this same family also grows “organic” greens for the natural foods marketplace using the same contaminated and nearly depleted water.  Their products include a green chocolate beverage. They also supply other brands of green chocolate beverage powders with their irrigated greens.  It took tens of thousands of years to accumulate that resource. That family along with other farmers in that dry regions of Kansas have nearly depleted it. They have also contaminated it with poisons growing animal feed and GMO corn for ethanol.

No Dual Farming

When are fields are near roads, we leave a wide buffer strip and a reminder to road crews that they agreed not to spray their right of way.

Pines opposes these kinds of dual farming practices where a company presents itself as organic while growing most crops with poisons.  Obviously, such an “organic sideline” is not a result of a commitment to organic farming.  Instead, their  interest is in making money off the hard work of 100% organic farmers like Pines.  In our more than 40 years, we have never used poisons from Monsanto and the other chemical companies. Everything we produce is with natural rainfall and natural farming products.  When you use Pines greens in your Thanksgiving recipes, you support 100% organic farmers not involved in abusing of the aquifer and the meat industry.

Find a Store Near You or Order Online

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The Centers for Disease Control found that only one in ten people eat enough dark green vegetables. They also found dark green vegetables protect us from diseases common to modern society. No matter how many vegetables you eat, you probably need to eat more.  PINES products cost less than other vegetables and provide more nutrition.  Please use our store locator to find a location near you where you can buy Pines or feel free to order online.  You can use any of our green super foods in your Thanksgiving recipes and others as well.  Our tablets and capsules provide a low-cost, easy way to add more greens to your diet.



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