Monday, October 3, 2011

Pumpkin Green Smoothie

In light of my last post, I wanted to offer a nice cleansing smoothie to jump start your clean eating and your week, if you choose to do so. Now, don't be discouraged. A lot of people are scared of anything green. Especially a green smoothie. I assure you, this smoothie is the cat's pajamas.

I don't have green smoothies every day. But drink a LOT of smoothies at any time of the day, especially while pregnant. In the beginning of my pregnancy, it was challenging to eat anything. Smoothies were the perfect meal to get me through those first few weeks of constant nausea and an easy way to eat the fruits and vegetables that I couldn't look at otherwise. Ugh.

And then, during the heat of summer, smoothies are always a quick way to have a substantial "meal" without any cooking!

Anyway, I do love them. And here is my current smoothie in rotation. It has spinach. It has pumpkin. It has tons of vitamins and is a tasty way to start your day with a lot of energy.

Pumpkin Green Smoothie

Into blender toss:

  • a handful of spinach or kale
  • 1/4 c of pumpkin puree
  • half of a banana
  • 1 c of milk or non dairy milk
  • 1 T ground flax
  • 2 T almond or peanut butter
  • 2 t pumpkin spice mix
  • 1 date
Blend, Drink, Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Yum - I am going to try this in my new apartment :) CH x