pumpkin gingerbread smoothie

Posted by on Oct 8, 2012 in featured, smoothies | 0 comments

Fall has arrived and that means pumpkin season – pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread, pumpkin risotto…  Bring in the season with this energizing smoothie and enjoy the health benefits of the natural sweetener, molasses.  Blackstrap molasses is one sweetener that actually has health benefits, as it contains quickly used carbohydrates and lots of necessary minerals.

4 reasons to enjoy blackstrap molasses:

  • Increases your energy by increasing your iron.  Iron is an important part of hemoglobin, the part of your blood that carries oxygen to all of your cells including your muscles and brain.
  • Provides a good source of calcium, the mineral needed for many, many important processes in your body like muscle contraction, heart rhythm, blood clotting, nerve impulses from the brian, and of course strong bones and teeth.
  • Provides an excellent source of other energizing minerals:  copper, manganese, potassium, and magnesium.
  • Provides a good source of vitamin B6 and selenium.

Besides this smoothie, enjoy blackstrap molasses in baked beans, in baked items like cookies, cakes and breads, and in marinades for chicken, turkey, or salmon.

pumpkin gingerbread smoothie
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Recipe type: smoothie
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • ½ - 1 dropper of vanilla creme stevia, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • optional: 3 - 4 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a Vitamix or other blender, and blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.

 

 

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