Why would I do this? Pumpkin inspiration hit me while we were preparing pumpkins for carving. I noticed how moist the guts were and thought they seemed perfect for juicing. I was surprised by how flavorful the "gut juice" really was and excited to make use of this otherwise discarded pumpkin element. Why throw away the pumpkin innards when It's eco-friendly, nutritious, and tasty to use them!
(Note that you can also make juice from the pumpkin flesh in a similar manner by substituting diced pumpkin flesh, with rind removed, for the guts. The heating time in Step 2 might be longer, as your aim is to thoroughly cook the pumpkin flesh to maximize the resultant juice.)
Step 1: Supplies
A pumpkin or pumpkins, with the lid removed
large microwave-safe bowl
food processor or blender
wire mesh strainer
Step 2: Preparing the Guts
Place your pumpkin guts in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat covered for 3-6 minutes depending on how much material you are heating. This is simply to loosen them up and release more juice so there is no exact amount of time.
Step 3: Blend
Step 4: Strain
Step 5: Consume
I recommend mixing the pumpkin juice with apple juice to create a flavorful pumpkin juice. This can be spiced with cinnamon or mulling spices if you'd like. However, there are many ways to use your pumpkin juice.