Healthy Drink!: Orange Pumpkin Smoothie

Halloween pumpkins are just the start to holiday decorations….and pretty soon it will be Thanksgiving. But you sure don’t have to wait to enjoy a wonderfully rich, filling smoothie that combines oranges and bananas with pumpkin (You can also substitute the pumpkin with the meat of butternut squash.) All you need to make this healthy drink is:

-1/2 cup of frozen orange juice concentrate
-1 large cut in chunks or 3/4 cup of frozen banana chips
-¾ cup canned pumpkin
-1 cup cold orange juice or Dole’s pineapple, banana orange
-1 cup of banana yogurt

Mix in your smoothie In your favorite blender mix:, and if you need to add a few ice cubes if your smoothie is too thick. Pour into chilled glasses (serves 2) and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Healthy Drink: Orange Pumpkin Smoothie

Pumpkin Smoothie- Very Easy To Make Anytime Of Year

Here is a very easy pumpkin smoothie recipe that is delicious anytime of year. Pumpkin is a tasty vegetable and shouldn’t be left just to the holiday season.

Its also easy to turn this pumpkin smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.

In your best blender mix:

2 cups soy milk
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp Chia seed
1 can pumpkin puree (16 ounces). Or, you can make your own if you are so inclined.


Pumpkin Smoothie

Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe – An All Year Treat

Pumpkins grow best when planted in late May in the north and no later than early July in the south. Most varieties of pumpkins need between 75 and 100 days without frost to mature before harvesting. This is why pumpkins are viewed almost exclusively as a fall treat to be enjoyed between Halloween and Christmas. That is a shame because pumpkin is now available all year round. This Pumpkin smoothie recipe used canned pumpkin so it can be made anytime.

Its also easy to turn this pumpkin smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.

In your favorite blender mix:

3/4 cup canned pumpkin
3/4 cup Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1.4 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
Ice to taste

This recipe is very filling so use small glasses!

Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe

Favorite Pumpkin Smoothie

So here we are at the tail end of summer and we’re already posting a smoothie recipe featuring pumpkin. Maybe it is not yet quite in season but this is our favorite Pumpkin smoothie and is a treat no matter the time of year.

There are a few ingredients to this recipe so it will take a little bit more effort but if you like pumpkin (and who doesn’t?) the results are well worth it.

In your favorite blender mix:

1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 mid sized banana, frozen if you like (TIP: peel and slice the banana BEFORE FREEZING!)
1 cup Greek vanilla yogurt (fat free if you like)
1 tbsp honey (or the sweetener of your choice; personally I like honey)
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup crushed ice (more or less depending on your individual taste)

Put everything except the ice into the blender and churn. Add the ice a bit at a time until you reach the consistency you like best.

Our Favorite Pumpkin Smoothie

Smoothie with Oatmeal and Pumpkin

This is a very tasty smoothie with oatmeal recipe. Not only will your kids love it, you will too. Especially if you are one of the millions who eat oatmeal everyday to help keep cholesterol under control. This is one you should try for a perfect breakfast smoothie!

First, mix in a bowl, and then microwave on high for two (2) minutes:
1 package of Quaker’s maple and brown sugar oatmeal
1/2 cup soy milk

Then, add in your smoothie blender, mix the cooked oatmeal with:
5 tablespoons of pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin
2 teaspoons brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 pinch nutmeg
Sweeten with 4-5 tablespoons maple syrup

Have a large family? This smoothie will serve 3-4 people a healthy breakfast!


Smoothie with Oatmeal