Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday and there is no doubt that the time shared in the family around the dinner table has no comparison. There is something magical in taking a moment of the year to give thanks and to feel grateful for the people, the moments and things that have accompanied us.

If we ask you to think up Thanksgiving desserts, what comes to your mind?
We’ll say it together, ready? 1…2…3 PUMPKIN PIE!
There is no way to deny its deliciousness and that exceptional way it has to delight everyone.

Have you ever wondered why we eat pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving in the United States? Well, despite the fact that it has become one of America’s favorite Thanksgiving desserts, it was not present at the original feast of 1621 between the members of the Wampanoag tribe (Native Americans) and the Pilgrims.

The writer Sarah Josepha Hale (dubbed the “godmother of Thanksgiving”) edited a popular 19th-century women’s magazine called Godey’s Lady Book and got Thanksgiving recognized as a national holiday (National Thanksgiving Day) by petitioning then-president Abraham Lincoln. She also included recipes for roast turkey with stuffing and gravy and pumpkin pie as an attempt to make a model for this annual holiday’s dinner.

While pumpkin spice and all of the thanksgiving sweets are nice, they’re not exactly nice for your body. How are we supposed to enjoy the holiday and managed to feel good, healthy and energized?

Don’t worry we have the solution: healthy pumpkin pie.

Yes! You read that correctly and we have found the ultimate recipe for you. What’s the secret? Extra virgin avocado oil.
Some health benefits: it protects the cardiovascular system and has a good influence on your cholesterol values and blood pressure. Moreover, it is full of antioxidants that are indispensable for your body.

Enjoy this pumpkin pie recipe:


• Pie Crust:

• Pumpkin Pie Filling:


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a pie dish with cooking spray and set apart. In a mixing bowl, combine crust ingredients and mix with a spatula, continuing then with your hands until you form a ball of dough. If necessary, add more almond milk or flour.

2. On a flat surface, roll out the crust until it’s large enough to cover the pie dish. Flatten the dough ball with your hands and then use the rolling pin.

3. Transfer crust into the pie dish and mold to fit using your hands. Cut excess dough with kitchen scissors or knife and make nice edges with a fork. Bake for 15 minutes.

4. While crust is baking, in a bowl, add eggs and whisk for 30 seconds. Add remaining pumpkin pie filling ingredients and whisk well. Pour into pre-baked crust, reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for 55 minutes.

5. Let pumpkin pie cool completely before slicing. Using a serrated knife, cut into slices and serve.

If you wish to enjoy all the benefits of eating healthy without giving up flavor, we suggest you also cook an incredibly juicy thanksgiving turkey with a citrus rub of avocado oil and herbs.

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What a better time to enjoy traditions than Christmas, huh? Every year people from around the world join their families and friends to celebrate this event in the name of peace and love. The United States isn't the exception. Follow our lead and read about some of the most common activities Americans do for this magical occasion.

People celebrate Christmas in many ways, but there’s no doubt that at this time of the year, reunions, relaxation and a lot of fun are waiting for you just around the corner. So, are you ready to soak in the magic of December? Turn your season mode on and let’s bring together some of our favorite rituals.


It isn’t truly Christmas without them!

First of all, the tree.

Picking out the best one to give your home a warm environment is vital for these days. It can be natural or artificial, the meaning of having one is spending fun time with the family by decorating it and dressing it up. Any kind of baubles, lights or garlands are welcome!

On the other hand, before the big day, you can also find a special spot for that mistletoe that has been saved up for years. Decorating your house, inside and outside, is an exceptional way to spend time on Christmas with your loved ones. Tell everyone to bring along a unique ornament and transform your home into the perfect holiday getaway for the whole family.

A great way to expand the Christmas joy is decorating your spaces with the magic, colors and essences that only Ecuadorian roses have.


By e-mail or hand to hand they are still a trend on American’s Christmas traditions. Sending cards with good wishes to your relatives and old friends is a great way to reconnect and make them feel special. It is a warm symbol of love in this cold time of the year.



Taking a walk through the streets of your neighborhood or town and watching all of the house’s lights is a real pleasure, even more, if you are a Christmas fan, like us.

The shiniest and most colorful time of the year is near, so why don’t take advantage of it. Get together with your family and friends and find the perfect moment to enjoy this fun tradition. You can also take some pictures and get to know the real show Christmas night has to offer you.


The best part of Christmas eve is food. Exquisite dishes, appetizers, and desserts are prepared to spoil the whole family and lead to the perfect moment to express, in a few words, why you’re thankful for.

Although everyone’s got their own family traditions on Christmas, especially in the way of what they're eating that day, here we brought you an idea that will be the topping for the perfect night or afternoon: chocolate drinks!

To make these beverages unforgettable, the best ingredient is Hoja Verde Chocolate.


The gift exchange tradition goes back to when the Three Wise Men brought gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the baby Jesus for his goodwill.

Nowadays, on Christmas day, every member of the family brings along gifts to exchange them just because of the joy of giving. This action is considered as the perfect way of making others feel loved and special. Don´t forget the gold rule: Do what you want them to do for you.

Healthy thanksgiving pumpkin pie
Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday and there is no doubt that the time shared in the family around the dinner table has no comparison. There is something magical in taking a moment of the year to give thanks and to feel grateful for the people, the moments and things that have accompanied us.