Just in time for fall, Peggy Kotsopoulos, a registered holistic nutritionist and author of Kitchen Cures: Revolutionize Your Health With Foods that Heal, has shared with us a delicious pumpkin smoothie recipe.
“Pumpkin is rich in beta carotene, a powerful antioxidant that protects against oxidative stress and has strong anti-aging benefits. Beta carotene, along with the high vitamin A, C and K content, also enhances immune function,” says Peggy K.
Pumpkin is also high in fibre and low in fat, which helps to prevent winter weight gain. (One cup of pumpkin has just 80 calories.)
Try this smoothie recipe from Peggy K and Vega for a delicious breakfast or afternoon snack.
Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie
Blend the following:
2 cups unsweetened vanilla coconut milk
3/4 cup pumpkin purée
1 scoop of Vega One Vanilla Chai
1/2 cup ice
1/4 tsp cinnamon
What’s your favourite pumpkin recipe?
‘Melissa Greer, Content Producer
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