healthy and easy vegan pumpkin breakfast smoothie

Today, I was making some butternut squash puree for my babies (they have tried broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potato, carrot, apple, cucumber, banana, avocado, quinoa, buckwheat and butternut squash so far.) Then, I realized I had way too much leftover squash. In a case like this, I usually make a soup, but today I was craving something cold, so I made a smoothie instead. A pretty great one, I might add.

Butternut squash is rich in Vitamins A and C; and minerals, such as potassium and manganese. It is also rich in fiber. Butternut squash is  good for blood sugar regulation and prevention of type 2 diabetes. The  B-vitamin like compound d-chiro-inositol-a has been connected to blood sugar stabilization by multiple studies.  Blood sugar regulation is also associated with other B-complex vitamins, and squash provides a good amount of five B-complex vitamins, such as B1, B3, B6, pantothenic acid, and folate.

Butternut Squash Smoothie

healthy and easy vegan pumpkin breakfast smoothie

By Dr. Anastasia Published: June 6, 2011

  • Yield: 2 Servings

Today, I was making some butternut squash puree for my babies (they have tried broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potato, carrot, apple, …

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Put the squash in a pot, cover with water, so there is about 1 inch of water over the squash. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 7 minutes, or until the squash gets soft (test with a fork.) Cool the squash in the refrigerator ( or freezer, if in a hurry.)
  2. Blend the squash with all other ingredients. Add more water if needed.

About Dr. Anastasia

Dr. Anastasia Halldin holds a Ph.D in holistic nutrition. She is a homeschooling mother of four boys and a girl. Dr. Anastasia starred on a yoga TV show. She also produced and appeared in thirteen yoga DVDs. Dr. Anastasia speaks four languages and loves doing crafts with her children. She adores sharing her easy healthy family recipes with other mothers.
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5 Responses to Butternut Squash Smoothie

  1. evelinagny says:

    I also use Greek yogurt as a base. Comes out velvety smooth and deliciously tangy.

  2. Ericka says:

    What are the other ingredients for this recipe? Thanks!

  3. I NEVER would have though to use Butternut Squash in a smoothie!!!!

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