Hot Pumpkin and Goji Berry Smoothie Recipe

Hot Pumpkin and Goji Berry Smoothie Recipe

This warming pumpkin smoothie recipe hits the spot on a cool fall or winter morning. You will be surprised at how much of a treat this one is, and it is so good for you too. It is definitely one of our faves.

Ingredients

1/4 to 1/3 cup roasted pumpkin* (fresh or canned)

2 tablespoons hemp seeds

1 tablespoon raw pumpkin seeds, optional

1-2 tablespoon goji berries

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or use 1/2 tsp cinnamon + 1/4 tsp ginger + 1/8 tsp allspice + 1/8 tsp cloves)

Pinch of vanilla powder or a dash of vanilla extract

2 cups hot, but not boiling water

Sweeten to taste with 2-3 dates, 1/2 tbsp raw honey or a few drops of liquid vanilla stevia

Directions

Blend together in a high-speed blender and enjoy immediately.

Note: Be careful when blending warm liquids as the heat can push off the top of your blender and explode into a nasty mess.

*To make your own pumpkin purée:

Simply cut a sugar pumpkin in half and place in a roasting pan with a bit of water, cut side down. Bake at 350F for 40 minutes or until soft. Cool, peel and purée. Use right away or freeze.

Image via: Cathy Russell

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Cathy Russell is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Graphic Designer, as well as the Content Manager at NaturallySavvy.com. She blends her background in art and design with her passion for health and healing to bring a creative and balanced approach to nutrition for the whole family. Follow her blog at CathyRussellCreativeNutrition.com