Banana and pumpkin fall smoothie

Banana and pumpkin fall smoothie

Fall is here, which means pumpkins will start showing up in your local supermarkets. Take advantage of these delicious treats and include pumpkins in your smoothie recipes.

This smoothie is packed with pumpkin and delicious spices to compliment them. They provide health benefits too.

Let’s take a look at the ingredients in this smoothie recipe.

Bananas:

They are an excellent source of natural sugars. Bananas have shown health benefits in the area of cancer prevention because of their high levels of antioxidants. They also help aid in digestion, promote healthy bones, lower blood pressure, and more.

Cinnamon:

This potent spice is packed with health benefits. It boosts brain function, protects against heart disease because of calcium and fiber, regulates

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.

Coconut sugar:

It is rich in amino acids and has a low glycemic index, which means it doesn’t cause blood sugar spikes like artificial sweeteners and table sugar. Organic coconut sugar is a great alternative to table sugar and sucralose, which have been shown to contribute to diabetes and obesity.

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 autumn, 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.

Process the following ingredients in a blender:

1 cup of organic almond milk

1 banana, frozen

3/4 cup of canned or fresh pumpkin

3 ice cubes

1/2 cup of orange juice

1 tbsp of coconut nectar

1 tsp of cinnamon

1/4 tsp of nutmeg

1 pinch of ground cloves

Make sure ingredients are organic

Enjoy!

AS ALWAYS: Check with your health practitioner before you change your diet. This smoothie recipe is not meant to replace any treatment or drugs you are taking.

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REFERENCES:

1. “Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Spices, Cinnamon, Ground.” Self Nutrition Data. Self Nutrition Data, n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2014.

2. “Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Pumpkin, Cooked, Boiled, Drained, without Salt.” Self Nutrition Data. Self Nutrition Data, n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2014.

3. “Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Bananas, Raw.” Self Nutrition Data. Self Nutrition Data, n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2014.

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