10/25/18

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie | SCD, PALEO, AIP

SCD PALEO Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
SCD PALEO Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
SCD PALEO Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
SCD PALEO Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Move over apple season, it's now pumpkin season! This Pumpkin Pie Smoothie makes the perfect after-school-treat because it is loaded with healthy fats and nutrients and only takes five minutes to prepare. We all love the rich scents of autumn and, of course, the spices that accompany this season. But do you know all the great benefits of pumpkin?

Health Benefits of Pumpkin
+ It is extremely high in vitamin A, which is key for good vision, a healthy immune system, and cell growth.
+ Pumpkins contain antioxidants, which can neutralize free radicals, stopping them from damaging your cells and may protect against certain cancers.
+ Pumpkin is a good source of potassium and vitamin C, which have been linked to heart health benefits.
+ They are a good source of fiber, which helps keep you feeling full and promotes healthy digestion.
+ The phenolic phytochemicals in this superfruit have been shown to control blood sugar levels, and in turn, lower the risk for diabetes.

*More on phytonutrients here.

PUMPKIN PIE SMOOTHIE
SCD, Paleo, AIP, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
yield: 2 servings

Ingredients
2 bananas
1/2 cup pumpkin
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp nutmeg*
1 tsp vanilla
1 can coconut milk
1 cup ice
2 scoops collagen, optional
2 Tsp. MCT oil, optional

Directions
1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or vitamix and blend until smooth and creamy.
2. Divide among two glasses and sprinkle with cinnamon.
3. Serve and enjoy!

*Omit the nutmeg to make AIP compliant. Cinnamon, ginger, and cloves are all on the AIP Diet, but nutmeg is a seed.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing! Do you think bananas could be frozen and then skip the ice?

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