Fabulous Speculaas Pumpkin Smoothie

Fall is upon us, and many will argue that the best part of this season is the fall flavors. Our Fabulous Speculaas Pumpkin Smoothie is packed with nutrients, including antioxidants, fiber, minerals, and vitamins. This fall smoothie is definitely kid-friendly, as it is creamy, sweet, and delicious.

The addition of the speculaas cookies makes our pumpkin smoothie more of a splurge than a daily dose of nutrition. But, for your kids, this cookie shake is a great way to add potent levels of nutrition from the plantain, blueberries, almonds, and pumpkin. They’ll be begging for more!

  •  Servings: 1
  •  Ready In: 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 ripe plantain, frozen

  • 1/2 cup blueberries, frozen

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree

  • 3/4 cup almond milk

  • 2 speculaas cookies, crushed

  • 1 tablespoon slivered almonds

Instructions
  1. Add the frozen plantain to the blender.

  2. Scatter the frozen blueberries on top of the plantain.

  3. Scoop in the pumpkin puree.

  4. Pour the almond milk over the other ingredients.

  5. Add the crushed speculaas cookies.

  6. Sprinkle the slivered almonds on top.

  7. Secure the lid and blend until smooth and creamy.

  8. Enjoy the flavors of fall in this kid-friendly pumpkin smoothie packed with antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

  9. Speculaas cookies: are delicious fall-inspired cookies that contain warm spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, mace, and cloves.

Health Benefits
  1. Plantains: are a relative of the banana, and they share similar nutrients. Raw and cooked plantains do have a different nutrient profile, and in this fall smoothie the ripe, raw plantain brings nearly 15% of the DV of dietary fiber, 45% of the DV for vitamin C and 33% of the DV for vitamin A. Plantains are also an excellent source of potassium and magnesium.

  2. Blueberries: are known for their high levels of antioxidants and polyphenols, which give them their tart flavor and their beautiful hue. Research shows that blueberries protect against free radical damage and promote healthy aging.

  3. Pumpkin puree: is one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat. It is a low-calorie food, and just a 1/2 cup puree contains over 120% of your DV for vitamin A. Pumpkin also packs a healthy punch of vitamin C, vitamin E, thiamin, niacin, folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, dietary fiber, riboflavin, potassium, copper, and manganese.

  4. Almonds and almond milk: are full of healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and regularly eating almonds has been shown to reduce oxidative damage and raise antioxidant defenses. In a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, researchers found that male smokers who ate almonds regularly experienced enhanced defenses against oxidative stress commonly found in smokers.

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