If you, like me, had leftover baked pumpkin from making pumpkin pie, this is a super easy and healthy smoothie for breakfast for the kids or after a workout. If you don’t have leftover baked pumpkin, leftover canned pumpkin will work also. Pumpkins are very high in vitamins A and C, and alpha and beta carotene which are so good for skin and eyesight. For more on pumpkin’s health benefits click here.
- 1/2 Cup pumpkin puree
- Liquid: 2 cups favorite milk or nut milk (I prefer raw cow or goat milk)
- Protein: 1 pastured egg OR 1 scoop Whey or Hemp protein
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon, pinch of nutmeg, pinch of clove OR 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 4 ice cubes
Simply blend together and top with raw unsweetened whipped cream or whipped coconut cream.
Razi Berry, Founder and Publisher of Naturopathic Doctor News & Review (ndnr.com) and NaturalPath (thenatpath.com), has spent the last decade as a natural medicine advocate and marketing whiz. She has galvanized and supported the naturopathic community, bringing a higher quality of healthcare to millions of North Americans through her publications. A self-proclaimed health-food junkie and mother of two; she loves all things nature, is obsessed with organic gardening, growing fruit trees (not easy in Phoenix), laughing until she snorts, and homeschooling. She is a little bit crunchy and yes, that is her real name.