For this winter smoothie recipe, we bypassed predictable butternut and made delicata squash the star ingredient. This richly-flavored heirloom squash tastes like a cross between corn on the cob and pumpkin pie. It creates the perfect sweet, creamy smoothie base for our Honey, Sage and Delicata Squash Smoothie, plus it’s low in carbohydrates and high in phytonutrients, antioxidants, and vitamin C.
If you’ve ever asked yourself, “Are smoothies good for colds,” we have an answer for you: a resounding yes! To make this cold- and flu-fighting concoction, we blended together eight different immune-boosting foods, all with their own unique benefits. And if you’ve never tried smoothies with herbs before, here’s your chance to correct that. Fresh sage leaves not only give this smoothie a wonderfully seasonal flavor, but they can also help kill viruses and bacteria responsible for respiratory infections, coughs, and sore throats.
While we typically blend our squash raw, if you have a slightly older blender or food processor, or prefer a super smooth smoothie, try steaming the squash for a few minutes before blending.