Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

With fall in full throttle there is still lots of time to make everything PUMPKIN SPICE! (Be prepared as I have a lot of pumpkin-inspired recipes coming your way these next few months 😛). This pumpkin smoothie is a wonderful way to start your morning! It is packed with tons of wholesome ingredients that will leave you feeling full and satisfied all morning long!!

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The spices:

  • Cinnamon — anti-diabetic + anti-inflammatory + antioxidant + anti-bacterial + anti-viral + astringent + hormone balancing + smooth muscle relaxant
  • Ginger — reduces cramping, nausea, vomiting, and gas + helps with motion sickness + anti-inflammatory + anti-microbial + peripheral circulatory stimulant + antioxidant
  • Nutmeg — antioxidant + anti-inflammatory + smooth muscle relaxant + improves brain health + anti-bacterial + mild sedative

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The pumpkin:

  • Pumpkin is full of beta-carotene which is a powerful antioxidant and also a precursor to making vitamin A. Vitamin A is really good at helping with vision, bone and tooth growth, wound healing, reproduction, and proper immune system functioning
  • Pumpkin is packed with vitamin C. Vitamin C is great for tissue repair by helping the body with the development of collagen, which helps with skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments + blood vessels. It helps with wound healing, absorption of iron + is a terrific antioxidant
  • Pumpkin contains lots of fiber. Fiber is the part of the plant that the body can not break down. There are 2 types of fiber: soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber attracts water making it helpful for things like constipation as it will help to bulk and soften the stools. It can also bind to cholesterol and sugar to help prevent it from being absorbed into the bloodstream. However, Insoluble fiber can’t be broken down so it helps to add bulk to the waste, you know… to help keep you regular 😉

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The sweet potato:

  • Sweet potato is rich in fiber, this means it has the same benefits that the fiber in pumpkin would have 😊
  • Sweet potato is also rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin B1, B3, B5, B6
  • Sweet potato also has minerals including manganese, potassium, copper, magnesium
  • Some benefits of sweet potato include:
    • Stabilize blood sugars 
    • High antioxidant 
    • Enhance immunity
    • Promote healthy vision 

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
 
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Barefoot Brit:
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • ½ banana
  • 5 cubes frozen sweet potato
  • 3 cubes frozen pumpkin (or 3tbsp fresh pumpkin)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (or any nut butter)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 scoop bone broth protein (or protein of your choice)
  • 1 C almond milk
  • ½ C water
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender
  2. Blend for 2 mins
  3. ENJOY!

 

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