It's that pumpkin time of year again where we must find creative ways to eat pumpkin! This smoothie is not raw but I am going to try a raw version using an organic pie pumpkin in the near future. Pumpkin is a nutritional powerhouse. We all need to eat more of it, but not so much in baked goods where a lot of the nutrition gets lost :) According to Nutritiondata.com, pumpkin is a good source of Vitamin E, Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.
So eat more pumpkin...in a smoothie!
Makes two 24 oz smoothies + extra
1 cup cooked pumpkin (I used Organic canned)
2 frozen bananas
2 cups ice cubes
2 1/2 cups unsweetened Almond milk
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Cinnamon
Toss everything in a high powered blender and blend until smooth. This smoothie is very pumpkin flavored and not very sweet. If you want it sweeter you can add a medjool date or two or agave nectar to taste.