Blueberry Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Drinks, Fall, Seasonal, Smoothies | 2 comments

… Delivering on More Than Just Flavor!

Gluten-free Dairy-free Blueberry Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

This smooth and creamy gluten-free, dairy-free protein smoothie is loaded with nutrition and health benefits of pumpkin, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), blueberries and cashew butter. Mixed with shredded coconut and agave nectar for a slightly sweet flavor, everything is whirred together with almond milk in your blender to produce a thick, velvety drink worthy of calling it breakfast or lunch. This smoothie is much more than a healthy snack and will keep delivering energy all morning or afternoon long.

Here are the approximate nutritional rewards per serving (with this recipe making enough for two):

  • Protein – 9.5g
  • Carbs – 34g
  • Calories – 323
  • Fiber – 8.5g
  • Fat – 15.5g
  • Saturated Fat (only from pepitas and coconut) – 4.75g
  • Pepitas (pumpkin seeds) contain essential fatty acids that help reduce inflammation, as well as a whole host of minerals and vitamins.
  • Blueberries are considered one of the healthiest fruits and fall into the low-GI (low glycemic index) category of fruit, helping to maintain even blood sugar levels.
  • Pumpkin contains an abundance of Vitamin A, a key player in healthy skin and eye sight.

Gluten-free Dairy-free Blueberry Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

With all these nutritional benefits – and so many more that I’ve not included – this smoothie is a delicious and healthful way to celebrate the flavors of fall while giving our body just what it needs to stay strong.

Happy smoothing-making!

Gluten-free Dairy-free Blueberry Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

Gluten-free Dairy-free Blueberry Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

Servings: 2 6-8 ounce servings.
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 5 Minutes
No
Gluten
No
Dairy
No
Egg
No
Meat
No
Soy
No
Corn
No
Peanut
No
Shell
Fish
No
Fish

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 Tablespoons nut butter - I use Homemade Cashew Butter
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk, or dairy-free milk of your choice
  • 3-4 non-dairy milk ice cubes

Directions

  • Place pumpkin, blueberries, pepitas, coconut, cashew butter, agave nectar, and pumpkin pie spice into a blender, preferably a high-speed blender. Pour in almond milk and add ice cubes. Process on low for 20-30 seconds then gradually increase speed to highest level. Blend for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until completely smooth.
  • Serve cold. If only half is being consumed at this time, store the other half in a resealable jar in the fridge until ready to drink, up to 24 hours. Shake well before using.

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2 Comments

  1. Wow! I can drink this all day, everyday! The fact that it is a gluten free drink makes it more interesting to have.

    • Thanks, Jimmy, for sharing your thoughts. I’m so glad you enjoy it! Be sure to try some of my other shake and smoothie creations. Variety is the spice of life, right? Even for us gluten-free, dairy-free folks.

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