As the weather cools, it can be tempting to give in to cravings for seasonal treats, many of which are full of sugar and unhealthy fats. Keep your health on track this year with our Sweater Weather Smoothie. This cold-busting smoothie is filled with immune boosters like vitamin C, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatories to help ward off seasonal colds and viruses. This wellness shake also promotes overall health with fiber for digestive health, potassium for heart health, and magnesium for bone health. And best of all, Our Sweater Weather Smoothie will help satisfy your seasonal cravings with flavors like pumpkin and cinnamon.
Ready In: 10 minutes
5 ice cubes
1 1/4 cups vanilla almond milk
1 cup puréed pumpkin or butternut squash
1 carrot, peeled and cut into chunks
2 pitted dates
1 tablespoon cacao powder
1 turmeric root
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
2 teaspoons chia seeds
Scoop 5 ice cubes into your blender or food processor.
Pour in 1 1/4 cups of vanilla almond milk.
Add 1 cup of puréed pumpkin or butternut squash.
Peel 1 carrot and cut into chunks.
Add chunks to blender or food processor.
Add 2 pitted dates.
Add 1 turmeric root
Scoop 1 tablespoon of cacao powder and 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne.
Finish with 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger, and 2 teaspoons of chia seeds.
Blend until smooth.
Slurp it up with delight!
Almond milk: contains vitamin E, an anti-inflammatory that promotes brain health, and vitamin D, calcium, and potassium.
Pumpkin: abundant in vitamin A, pumpkin is also rich in vitamins C, B6, and B12, magnesium, calcium, iron, and potassium.
Butternut squash: high in vitamins A and C, potassium for heart health, and fiber for digestive health.
Carrot: is filled with vitamin A and antioxidants, which promote cardiovascular health and may even reduce the risk of cancer.
Cacao powder and dates: fiber full for digestive health, with magnesium for bone and heart health.
Chia seeds: rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids.
Cayenne pepper: helps to prevent stomach infections and adds a potential metabolism boost.
Ginger: has anti-inflammatory effects and helps ease nausea and upset stomach.
Turmeric: is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent thanks to the phytonutrient curcumin.
Cinnamon: is made up of iron, calcium, magnesium, and fiber as well as antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, and has been shown to promote cardiovascular health.