Holiday Pumpkin Smoothie

Holiday Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe
Holiday Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe
photo by PerfectSmoothie

Pumpkin is naturally high in carotenoids, substances that fight and/or prevent cancer and keep your vision sharp. Some studies show that canned pumpkin may be healthier than fresh pumpkin because the nutrients are concentrated and in a form that is easier to absorb by the human body. So, fresh or canned, enjoy a holiday pumpkin smoothie today! Pumpkin is also extremely high in potassium, which is important for blood pressure control. Sprinkle on some cinnamon to promote balanced blood glucose. Who says holiday foods have to be full of sugar and fat? Enjoy this low carb, low calorie treat, and forget about holiday weight gain.

Ingredients: 
3 oz pumpkin
1/2 green apple
1 tsp fresh ginger
1/2 cup apple juice
1/2 cup ice cubes
Instructions: 
  1. Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
Tips: 
To significantly reduce preparation and blending time try using one of our recommended high end best blenders for smoothies.

Prep time below is using canned pumpkin. If using fresh pumpkin, it should be steamed until soft and then cooled prior to use.

Rating: 

Average: 4.5 (4 votes)

Preparation Overview
Prep Time: 4 mins.
Blend Time: 2 mins.
Total Time: 6 mins.
Yield: This recipe makes 1 serving, equal to 1 pint (12 ounces).
Nutrition Summary
Serving Size: 12 oz
Calories: 141
Protein: 1.2 grams
Fat: 0.5 grams
Carbs: 35.2 grams
*data is for 1 serving
Detailed Nutrition Data
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1 serving (420.4 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories
141
Calories from Fat
4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.5g
1%
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
13mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
35.2g
12%
Dietary Fiber
5.0g
20%
Sugars
25.8g
Protein
1.2g
Vitamin A 266% • Vitamin C 99%
Calcium 4% • Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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