Pumpkin is definitely an underused vegetable. Pumpkin pie and lattes is definitely only a small part of the gourd’s potential. It’s gentle on the digestive system, high in immune boosting beta-carotene, magnesium, potassium and a great source of fibre.
I’ve been experimenting with it in smoothies and was honestly surprised at how good it turned out!
1/2 cup pumpkin purée
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 Tbsp cinnamon (or more to taste)*
1 0.5cm thick piece of fresh ginger, peeled
1 Tbsp almond butter
1 cup (or more if needed) unsweetened dairy-free milk (almond, coconut, cashew)
1 Tbsp raw cacao nibs (optional)
*Pumpkin pie spice can be used instead of cinnamon.
Blend all ingredients EXCEPT cacao nibs in blender until smooth. Pour in glasses and top with cacao nibs and a dash of cinnamon.
Makes 2 servings, or 1 large serving.