December 22, 2017

Warming Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Drink Luteal Phase

Lately, I’ve been experimenting with some warm smoothies. I know, what is she even talking about? Warm smoothies? But hear me out. I don’t mean warm as in physically warm, I mean packed full of warming herbs for your gut! Ginger, cinnamon, cardamon… you’re GI tract loves ’em. During winter months it is especially important to warm up that belly. With all of the holidays and family gatherings, not only are our bodies dormant, but the foods we’re consuming are too. These foods refuse to move through your body properly, so they sit and decay. So, I figured it’s the best time to spice things up!

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/3 cup frozen cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp. greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. cardamom
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • about 1 inch of fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsp. walnuts
  • 1 tbsp. coconut
  • 1 tbsp. milled flax and chia
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • optional collagen peptides or vanilla protein powder
  • Optional black sesame seeds for topping

Make it

  1. Frozen cauliflower is one of my favorite ice substitutions. It adds nutrients while not watering the smoothie down like ice would. My favorite way to go about preparing it is buying a whole cauliflower head, rinsing and dicing it, and then freezing it in a stasher bag. The moveable bag allows you to easily break up the tiny riced pieces so they don’t stick together when freezing.
  2. After all of the ingredients are prepped (literally, only the cauliflower needs prepping unless you’re using homemade pumpkin puree) add everything to a blender. Blend on high until everything is thoroughly combined. Pour into a glass and top with more coconut, walnuts, and black sesame seeds.
  3. Indulge.

*This recipe was developed for Stasher Bag*

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