Here’s a protein-packed smoothie recipe you can swap into the rotation all November long. This smoothie celebrates the best of pumpkin pie so it’s delicious, but it’s nutritious too! Read on for the recipe and to learn more about the health benefits of pumpkin!
Nutrition facts and benefits of pumpkin:
- Packed with fiber --> results in efficient digestion, allowing you to absorb more nutrients
- Source of iron and vitamin A --> gives your immune system a boost
- Rich in vitamin E and antioxidants --> helps skin retain moisture and fight acne
- Contains carotenoids and vitamin C --> reduces inflammation (inflammation can lead to chronic health problems like heart disease)
Dr. Wrightson’s famous Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie
This smoothie is so good, you’ll be swapping it for that second helping of pie on Thanksgiving Day. This recipe is part of our 28-day cleanse!
1/4 cup canned organic coconut milk
1/2 cup canned organic pumpkin
2 scoops protein powder
1 T honey or agave (optional)
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
6 ice cubs
1/4-1/2 cup water
4 tbsp hemp seed powder
Blend all ingredients and enjoy.