Butternut Squash Smoothie

I never thought I would wish for the day that Celine would just eat a PB & J – or that i could just feed my kids cereal for dinner- but i do. I so do ((#greatmom)). When it comes to school lunch, I always include some veggies, (carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes, avocado, peas), whether or not they’re eaten is up for debate. Somedays, I treat both of us by including a GF bagel sandwich and she only takes a bite, calling me out at pick up time for sprinkling hemp seeds or mixed greens into the cream cheese. SIGH. It’s only lunch. You win some, you lose some. Trying not to take it personally over here.

Getting creative with the massive butternut squash I purchased from Tj’s last week with a Butternut Squash and Apple Smoothie. Tastes of a pie in a cup, no added sugars, naturally sweet and creamy, all whole ingredients, and if you have extra steamed squash in the fridge, it comes together in a flash.

Note:
**1-2 tbsp of soaked cashews would really make this babes super creamy and lush but it’s not needed.
*** I add a bunch of ‘superfood powders but I’ve had it both ways and it doesn’t effect the taste or texture too much. Lucuma will add an extra bit of sweetness!

Butternut Squash Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cooked butternut squash
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk or Plain Yogurt (i love coconut yogurt)
  • 3 ice cubes (if squash wasn't frozen)
  • 1 date
  • 1/2 cup chopped apple (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Drink immediately.
  2. If not using yogurt, you can add 1-2 tbsp cashews to add creaminess.

Notes

You can add any or all of these superfood powders to up the nutritional content and benefits: 1 tbsp Tocotrienals 1-2 tsp Lucuma Powder 1/4 tsp-1 tsp cordyceps/ashwaganda/maca powder 1 tsp probiotics powder

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