Smoothie Recipes with Martha Stewart – Butternut Squash
Warm and comforting⎯but not too heavy
Posted November 28th, 2012 by noelle |
Post-thanksgiving week, I tend to crave lots of detox smoothies, soups and juices. In the morning, I like to start off with lots of freshly pressed vegetable juices made with cleansing celery, apples, kale and carrots (like this one). Then as the day goes on I like to make something that’s warming and comforting in these cold afternoons, but lighter after the Thanksgiving feasts. This Roasted Butternut Squash Smoothie is perfect! And fortunately, my husband and my baby son, Halston, are pretty big fans of butternut squash so they’ll gladly sip on this smoothie with me! I like this smoothie warm, but it’s great cold too!
Need more smoothie recipe ideas? Check out my latest smoothie roundup over at Martha Stewart’s Whole Living here.
Roasted Butternut Squash Smoothie
Serving Size: 1 (180 calories, with cracker)
When I’m feeling particularly decadent, I’ll add a little freshly grated nutmeg and a crunchy graham cracker to this smoothie. It’s fabulous!
1 cup butternut squash, roasted
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated (if possible)
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/2 tablespoon good maple syrup
1 cup coconut milk or almond milk
3-4 ice cubes
1 graham cracker (Optional, but recommended!)
Learn more about the better-for-you ingredients in this recipe:
- Butternut squash – Butternut squash is one of my most favorite winter squashes! It is high in fiber, low in fat, a super source of beta-carotene-which your body converts to vitamin A (known for supporting healthy eye function and vision), and provides a dose of potassium (which is believed to support strong bones). Learn more here.
Place ingredients into a Blendtec, or good powerful blender until smooth and creamy. Thin with water or thicken with ice if desired. Enjoy!
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Looking to embrace more fresh, feel-good foods at breakfast? I’ve found that when I eat more fresh produce including leafy green lettuces, crunchy vegetables and some sweet fruit, my eyes are brighter, my skin glows, I feel calmer ⎯and quite honestly ⎯I’m happier too. You might also appreciate these smoothie recipes which are terrific for breakfast or a snack.