Increase your energy with this Protein Pumpkin Smoothie recipe, remember pumpkins are glowing bright orange colour which indicates they are rich in antioxidants, they are packed with a number of immune-boosting antioxidants, including alpha-carotene and beta-carotene, which give this vegetable its orange hue.
Pumpkins are also a good source of minerals zinc, potassium and especially high in fiber. One cup of pumpkin meat contains 3 grams of dietary fiber, which the body uses to control blood sugar, lower bad cholesterol and aid in weight loss
and eliminates the toxins we can naturally accumulate or come in contact within our environments.
Here is an easy and delicious way to obtain all the benefits from this amazing vegetable. Enjoy!!
Protein Pumpkin Smoothie
- Fresh or frozen organic pumpkin.
3 tbsp of Hemp hearts or a scoop of plant based protein as a protein source.
A few soaked almonds or walnuts will work too
2 spoonfuls of Plain unsweetened organic full fat
Unsweetened nut milk
Pure organic cinnamon
A couple of drops of pure vanilla extract
Chia seeds & cinnamon for the topping
Save the pumpkin seeds and roast them. Pumpkin seeds, are full of essential vitamins and minerals.
Put everything into your blender or food processor and blend until smooth.