Healthy Foods & Drinks

How to make the Perfect Healthy Fall Pumpkin Smoothie

Pumpkin is the official mascot for fall. Whether pies, lattes, Halloween decor, patches or candy, it’s no denying that pumpkin seems to be everywhere you turn as soon as October 1st hits. While there are tons of ways to incorporate pumpkin into your life this season to simply be on trend, pumpkin also has many health benefits. Pumpkin is made of 94% water and is packed with Vitamin A. Pumpkin is also full of antioxidants which helps to protect the body against free radicals that can lead to sickness and disease. The low calorie count found in pumpkins can also help with weight loss. 

With so many endless possibilities for all things pumpkin, we decided to try our hand at a healthy but tasty pumpkin smoothie.  

Here is what you’ll need:

  • 1 peeled and frozen banana
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup of non-dairy milk (I prefer almond, cashew, or coconut)
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • pinch himalyan sea salt

Combine all ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Once well blended, it’s time to enjoy your healthy but tasty pumpkin smoothie!

Will you be trying this smoothie recipe?

By Ashley Renee

Ashley Renee is a soul food enthusiast, sometimes plant based, spoken word poet, who doesn't trust boxed macaroni or cats. To keep up with her head over to her twitter and Instagram @ashleyreneepoet also check out her website.

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