Pumpkin Berry: In Skin and Spirit

Pumpkin Berry: In Skin and Spirit

Pumpkin Berry: In Skin and Spirit

Pumpkin, perhaps the most symbolic fruit of the season, is often considered a staple in fall cooking and baking. Not only does it taste delicious in both savory and sweet creations, the high vitamin A content helps the body fight infection, wards off viruses and assists the retina in absorbing and processing light.

In recent years we have seen an increase in the use of pumpkin in skincare. Research has shown that pumpkin derived vitamin E and omega 9s applied topically to the skin combine to fight the appearance of environmental stress on the skin. Additionally, the fruit enzymes act as a natural exfoliant and restore the skin’s moisture balance.

Not so much a fall staple as a year round staple, berries also have a multitude of skincare and nutritional benefits. When ingested or applied topically, the antioxidants in the berries help control free radicals which in high quantities cause oxidative stress. The fiber and nutrients, particularly In blueberries, help the skin fight inflammation as related to acne, eczema and psoriasis.

The combination of these super fruits inspired Alchemy’s Fall Facial 2020: Brightening Pumpkin Berry. This facial combines the Bright, Firm and Pumpkin collections and is suited for all. Here for a limited time, the Fall Facial includes a customized exfoliation and plant based peel, both extending to the chest.

Incorporation of pumpkin and berry into your routine both In Skin and Spirit is an excellent way to treat your body with the love it deserves. See below for our Alchemist’s favorite use of pumpkin and berry at home.

Recipe Ideas

Pumpkin Berry Smoothie Bowl

  • 2 sliced frozen bananas
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin puree
  • ¾ cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Toppings of choice
    • Walnuts, mixed berries, granola
  • Combine all ingredients and top with desired toppings

Pumpkin Bread w/ Berry Compote

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 ¾ whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Baking instructions
    • Combine dry ingredients, add in wet ingredients
    • 400 degrees
    • 45-55 minutes
  • Berry compote 
    • Frozen berries
    • Brown sugar
    • Vinegar


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