Whether you want to get ahead of cold and flu season or are just a sucker for all things pumpkin, this easy herbal pumpkin pie smoothie is just right for you this fall! The spices found in pumpkin pie, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger, all have antiseptic and antibacterial properties. When paired with the health benefits of pumpkin this smoothie is a super food for your taste buds AND your overall wellness. The addition of turmeric to this smoothie also helps with immune and digestive support.
Pumpkin can help improve the health of many parts of your body, from your eyes to your heart. Chock full of vitamin A, fiber, beta-carotene and other antioxidants, tryptophan, potassium, vitamin C, and more, this fall squash is a must-have for your physical and mental health. What better way to support your health than with a tasty pie in a glass?
4 frozen bananas
1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
2-4 tablespoons maple syrup (substitute raw unfiltered honey for extra immune-boosting properties)
1-2 cups of coconut milk, to desired consistency (substitute your favorite non-dairy milk)
1 tablespoon coconut oil (optional, but it adds essential omega 3s and fatty acids!)
1 teaspoon fresh ginger root (or ½ teaspoon dried powdered)
1 teaspoon fresh turmeric root (or ½ teaspoon dried powdered)
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/2 teaspoon cloves powder
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg powder
1 teaspoon echinacea powder
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a blender, combine 1 cup coconut milk (or other non-dairy milk) and all other ingredients.
- Blend until smooth, adding more coconut milk to reach your desired consistency.