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Published on October 18th, 2011 | by Rachel Fox, RD

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Pumpkin Green Smoothie

pumpkin patchI truly enjoy my daily green smoothie. Now that it is full fledged autumn, I am pleased to bring you a pumpkin green smoothie. The color may not be as fantastic as a typical green smoothie, but I assure you the taste is worth it. Test it out, and let me know what you think. As always, use spices to taste. You can always add more, but you can never take them out!

What’s in it for You?

Pumpkin doesn’t just add great taste and texture to smoothies, it’s got great nutritional benefits! The 1/2 cup canned pumpkin in the smoothie recipe below has about 4 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein. It’s also bursting with vitamins A and K.

Pumpkin Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3 cups baby spinach, raw
  • 1 whole frozen banana
  • 1 cup  frozen peaches
  • 1 cup milk (cow’s, soy, almond, you choose!)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • dash nutmeg

Cooking Directions

  1. Add all ingredients into blender.
  2. Blend until completely smooth.
  3. Depending on desired consistency, may have to add more milk or water.

 

Image credit to Creative Commons user SFAntti





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About the Author

Rachel is a Registered Dietitian and food and nutrition enthusiast from southeast Michigan. She has her Bachelor's in Dietetics from Central Michigan University and completed her dietetic internship at Michigan State University. Rachel aspires to get a Master's of Public Health in the near future. Her passions include cooking, baking, and even grocery shopping. She supports local food, slow food, and good food! Rachel's spare time is devoted to attending local concerts and festivals, reading and playing tennis.



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