Pumpkin apple healthy morning smoothie

Pumpkin apple smoothie

This pumpkin apple morning smoothie is a great way to take advantage of pumpkin season healthily and deliciously. However, you can use canned pumpkin too and it will still taste delectable.

It is also packed with oats, which makes it a hearty and filling smoothie for first thing in the morning.

Pumpkin apple smoothie recipe


This delicious seasonal smoothie is bursting with beta-carotene and other important antioxidants like quercetin found in apples. This smoothie tastes excellent cool or even warmed up for a treat.

Ingredients


➠¹/₄ cup of pumpkin puree
➠¹/₄ cup of steel cut oats
➠1 apple
➠¹/₂ banana
➠¹/₂ cup of almond milk
➠¹/₂ tsp of cinnamon
➠¹/₈ tsp of nutmeg
➠¹/₈ tsp of cloves

SUBSTITUTIONS:

➡Pumpkin: butternut squash, acorn squash
➡Apple: pear, peach
➡Cinnamon: ginger
➡Almond milk: coconut milk

Directions:


Process the ingredients in a blender. Enjoy this pumpkin apple morning smoothie!


Benefits of ingredients in this pumpkin apple morning smoothie.


Apples:

The polyphenols in apples help slow down the digestion of carbs and break them down into simple sugars, which puts less sugar load in the bloodstream. The regulation of blood sugar is key to reducing food cravings.

Cinnamon:

This potent spice is packed with health benefits. It boosts brain function, protects against heart disease because of calcium and fiber, regulates blood sugar, and provides antimicrobial benefits. Plus it tastes great!

Cloves:

They are a very potent spice because of their antiviral, antibacterial, analgesic, and antiseptic properties. Cloves also provide a pleasant aroma and flavor to food, teas, and more.

Nutmeg:

It has been used since ancient times for its ability to boost brain function, relieve pain and indigestion, and detox the liver and kidneys.

Pumpkins:

They are a staple during Halloween and provide great health benefits. Pumpkins are packed with vitamin A, which is great for our eyes, vitamin C, which is great for the immune system, and beta-carotene, which is great for our skin and eyes.

    Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories310
  • Fat10 g
  • Saturated Fat0.5 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • Sodium380 mg
  • Carbohydrates54 g
  • Fiber16 g
  • Sugars29 g
  • Protein7 g
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