This is AnnahMarie and Becca.
Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Fort Wayne, Indiana will be sharing information about the Health Benefits From a Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe.
“While you might be heading out to the coffee shop to purchase a pumpkin spice latte or to the freezer isle for a pumpkin pie, you may find it much more convenient to make at the atmosphere of home.
Depending on the taste buds mood, we have hand-picked (literally) out a pumpkin smoothie recipe from our repertoire of treats.” ~ S.Mercola
**NOTE – It is strongly advised to not consume carving pumpkins. They can be detrimental to your health. **
Fiber-fermenting microbes are likely part of what makes a Mediterranean-style diet so beneficial for your health, as these bacteria produce short-chain fatty acids associated with a reduced risk of inflammatory diseases.
A high-fiber diet (which pumpkins contain a vast amount of) can help reduce your risk of premature death from any cause, likely because it helps to reduce your risk of some of the most common chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
We at Organic Gurlz Gardens enjoy the taste of pumpkin all year round, but especially so in the Fall around Halloween and Thanksgiving.
The right blender is more important than you may think
As you may know, there are many blenders out there to choose from. Certain blenders may dilute the vitamins and minerals in your smoothie. While the cost may be great for your wallet, you could be losing precious nutrients; this pretty much eliminates the main idea of the drink.
“To boost your fiber, eat more vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Organic whole husk psyllium is a great source, as are fermented vegetables, which are essentially fiber pre-loaded with beneficial bacteria” ~ Borrowed quote from S. Mercola
Pumpkin pie in a glass
Of course, the pumpkin pie is one of the most famous pies in the world; but when we are not in our aprons, this is an easy, scrumptious go-to drink.
- 1/2 cup of pumpkin butter
- 1/2 cup of milk (flavored milk for extra flavor)
- 1/2 cup of crushed ice
- 6 oz. of vanilla yogurt (plain would work too)
- 2 tsp. of vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. Saigon cinnamon (to taste)
- 2 tsp. granulated brown sugar or maple syrup (to taste)
- Pinch of Nutmeg (to taste)
- Pinch of Allspice (to taste)
- Pinch of Ground Cloves (to taste)
Place ingredients into a Mason jar (leave open). Place the Mason jar onto a rectangular pan. Make sure the pan is filled an inch with water. (This is creating a “water bath”.)
We heat the oven to 325 degrees for 20 minutes. Keep checking with a toothpick to see if ready.
For an extra special touch, we at Organic Gurlz Gardens add a bit of whip cream with a dash of Saigon cinnamon sprinkled on top!
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