This delicious pumpkin pie smoothie tastes just like a slice of pumpkin pie, but without all the unhealthy fat and sugar! Instead, this smoothie is loaded with beta-carotene, vitamin C, healthy fats and free radical fighting antioxidants. It’s also low in calories, but high in protein and fiber, meaning that it will keep you satisfied. Made with the superfoods hemp seeds and flaxseeds, this smoothie gets an extra nutritious kick from canned pumpkin. Didn’t think pumpkin was a superfood? It is!
Packed with vitamin A, pumpkin aids in vision health
Rich in beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that fights off cancer
Contains three grams per cup of fiber, with just 50 calories
Antioxidants in pumpkin help to keep skin looking young
One cup of canned pumpkin contains 564 milligrams of potassium, making it the perfect post-workout recovery food
One cup of canned pumpkin contains nearly 20 percent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C, which can help ward off illness
Hemp Seed Benefits:
One of the highest sources of plant-based protein with 13 grams in just three tablespoons
Incredibly high in magnesium, a natural stress reliever
Contains amino acids to help build protein in the body
Contains all of the major B vitamins, including vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B12
Contains 30 percent of your daily need of zinc in just 3 tablespoons
One of the highest plant sources of iron
Pumpkin Pie Superfood Smoothie
1 cup almond milk
¼ cup canned pumpkin
1/3 cup hemp seeds
1 tablespoon flaxseeds
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
ice as needed
Place all ingredients into a high speed blender in the order of the recipe.
Blend on high until smoothie comes together and is smooth.
Add more milk or ice as needed.
Pour into a glass, sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!
Recipe by www.superfoodliving.com