I am super excited to have Beth from Tasty Yummies guest posting. I am a huge fan of Beth’s blog and have been following it for a long time now. Her photos are simply beautiful and her gluten-free, fresh, unprocessed recipes won’t disappoint.
Please make sure to visit Tasty Yummies and check out Beth’s wonderful blog. And while you’re there, make sure to check out some of my favorite recipes: Grain-Free Mini Pumpkin Pie Tarts (Vegan), No Bake Vegan “Cheesecake”, Cocoa Dusted Macadamia Nuts, and Grilled Sweet Potato & Wilted Kale Salad.
Hi there, I am Beth from Tasty Yummies. I am a yoga-obsessed graphic designer, illustrator and printmaker living in Southern California and I have been blogging and sharing my recipes on Tasty Yummies for nearly four years. All of the recipes I share on my website are gluten-free, clean and seasonal, many are dairy-free and vegan. I consider myself to be a “conscientious omnivore”, though I eat a lot of naturally vegan foods.
I am so excited to be here sharing a fun fall recipe here on Recipes to Nourish. I had to go with a pumpkin recipe, because it is one of my most favorite things about this time of year.
This pumpkin chai smoothie is simple to make and it’s the perfect way to enjoy one of fall’s best flavors any time you’d like. Besides being so delicious, pumpkin is loaded with a variety of health benefits, too. Chock full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants here are just some of the benefits of that orange goodness!
– Great for digestion! Just 1 cup of pumpkin provides you with 7.1 grams of dietary fiber. Plus 10% of your daily requirement for potassium.
– Promotes a strong and healthy immune system with various vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. 1 cup of pumpkin supplies 3.4 grams of iron, plus more than your daily serving of vitamin A from antioxidant carotenoids, particularly alpha and beta-carotenes. It’s a good source of vitamins C, K, and E, and lots of minerals, including magnesium.
– Low in calories and fat. One cup contains less than 50 calories, less than one gram of fat and around 3 grams of protein. Plus only 8 grams of carbohydrates.
And don’t forget to scoop out and save the seeds and toast ’em up. Pumpkin seeds are a good source of protein and fiber, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, and manganese and a number of other health benefits themselves.
What’s your favorite way to eat pumpkin?
Pumpkin Chai Smoothie – Gluten-free & Vegan
Pumpkin Chai Smoothie - Gluten-free & Vegan
Yield 1 serving
- 1/2 cup organic pumpkin puree (fresh or canned)
- 1 frozen organic banana
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of your choice
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey (or other sweetener of your choice, you can also add a one or two medjool dates)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ginger
- dash each of black pepper, ground cloves and ground cardamom
Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.
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