In our last installment of the mini “pumpkin series”, I wanted to share with you my version of an Autumn Green Smoothie. As you may have figured out by now, I love pumpkin. Pumpkin anything. So I figured, why not try to combine it with some healthy greens?
Spinach is full of calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, Vitamin C and on top of that all, it is a natural anti-inflammatory and filled with fibre.
Popeye knew a thing or 2, as we could all use a little bit more spinach in our diets!
So get out your favourite blender, throw these ingredients into it, and voila. You have a hearty green smoothie that tastes like a slice of pumpkin pie!
- 2 small ripe bananas
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree (Again, not pumpkin pie filling. Use the real stuff)
- 1 cup of frozen spinach (Organic please, Spinach is a “dirty” vegetable)
- 1/4 cup of light coconut milk (The kind in a can)
- 1/3 cup of milk alternative
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 sprinkle of ginger
- 1 sprinkle of nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon of chia seeds
Mix that all up until it is smooth. You can always add extra milk alternative if you find it to thick.
And now you have a smoothie perfectly suited for Halloween! Green and spooky with a hint of pumpkin!