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Pumpkin spice green smoothie

This pumpkin spice green smoothie is the perfect recipe for the colder weather.

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.

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

Apples:

They are packed with antioxidants, which are important for our overall health. Don’t forget to eat one a day to keep the doctor away!

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 and it helps ward off cold and flu.

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 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.

Spinach:

It is extremely nutritious and low in calories. Eating plenty of leafy greens like spinach is key to weight loss.

Directions:

Process the following ingredients in a blender:

2 cups of spinach
2 cups of almond milk
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1 apple
1/2 tsp of nutmeg
1/2 tsp of ground cloves
1 cup of pumpkin, canned or fresh
1 banana
Make sure ingredients are organic

Make sure ingredients are organic
Enjoy this supercharged powerhouse green smoothie! 

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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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