Move over pumpkin lattes, pumpkin smoothies are coming through! This has to be one of my favorite new smoothie recipes to make. It’s so creamy, and reminds me of vanilla pumpkin ice cream. I’d even recommend adding in your favorite vanilla protein powder.
You can either use canned organic pumpkin, or roast and puree pumpkin at home. I opted for canned pumpkin, and the only ingredient listed was organic pumpkin so that’s how you know it’s safe to use.
Health Benefits of Pumpkin
A cup of cooked pumpkin is extremely rich in vitamin A, containing over 200 percent of our recommended daily intake. This squash is also beneficial to losing weight. It is a high source of fiber, containing 3 grams in one cup. It;s been proven that when people eat more fiber, they consume fewer calories per meal.
This would also be a good smoothie to drink post workout, because pumpkins are extremely rich in potassium. A vitamin your body needs to replenish post workout. In just one cup of pumpkin there is 564 milligrams of potassium.
This is also another great seasonal food to incorporate in your diet in the colder months, because it helps to protect and boost your immune system function. Being rich in vitamin C, and antioxidants to help fight off free-radical damage as well.
Makes 1 serving
½ cup organic pumpkin puree
½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
½ cup canned organic coconut milk or heavy cream
½ cup ice
1 Tbsp. hemp seeds
1 Tbsp. almond butter
1 tsp pumpkin spice
¼ tsp ground cinnamon garnish
¼ tsp ground ginger for garnish
Blend all the ingredients together in your blender until smooth. Enjoy!