Glowed-Up Spiced Butternut Squash Smoothie

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Spiced Butternut Squash Sm
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The air is getting far too chilly, yet my smoothie cravings are real, so making a seasonal smoothie is the only solution. My new obsession is this plant-based, gluten-free, and paleo super anti-inflammatory spiced butternut squash smoothie for those days when you're all about glowing up your morning. I’ve had this probably 3 times in the past week alone and am completely hooked. It’s great for giving a boost of vitamins in these winter months, yet tastes exactly like eating a spiced pie for breakfast!

You can enjoy this vibrant smoothie on it's own or become a true smoothie pro and enjoy it in jars or bowls. Lucky you, I'm going to show you how to do both. You're welcome :)

Looking for more vibrant breakfast or drink options? You'll love Vibrant Pitaya Ombre "Cheesecake" Bars, Matcha Rose Lattes, Banana, Spinach, and Spirulina Pancakes, Spirulina Energy Balls, and Banana-less Sweet Potato Smoothies

RECIPE (Serves 1)

Time: 5 minutes 

INGREDIENTS

  1. Butternut squash smoothie layer
  2. - 1/2 cup frozen cubed butternut squash (you can either buy it in the store or steam it, then freeze it which is what I did)
  3. - 1/2 small or 1/3 large frozen banana
  4. - 2 tablespoons almond, cashew, or coconut yogurt
  5. - teaspoon almond butter (optional)
  6. - 1/2 cup almond milk or oat milk
  7. - 1/2 teaspoon organic ground turmeric
  8. - 1/4 teaspoon organic ground cinnamon
  9. - 1/8 teaspoon organic ground cardamom
  10. - 1/4 teaspoon reishi (optional)
  11. - 1/4 inch fresh ginger, peeled
  12. - 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  13. - 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  14. Add-On Option 1 - Smoothie Jar
  15. - 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  16. - 2 tablespoons plant-based yogurt
  17. - 1/4 cup almond milk or oat milk
  18. - 1/4 cup your favorite granola
  19. - almond butter
  20. - rose petals
  21. - orange zest
  22. Add-On Option 2 - Smoothie Bowl
  23. - your favorite granola
  24. - coconut chips
  25. - rose petals
  26. - fresh blueberries
  27. - wild honey

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. To make the smoothie, simply add all ingredients from butternut squash to ground flax seed in a powerful blender and blend until combined.

SMOOTHIE JAR METHOD

  1. Start by adding about 1/4 cup of your favorite granola to the bottom of a glass or jar. Next, add the chia pudding layer. To make this, combine chia seeds, plant-based yogurt, and almond or oat milk in a separate small bowl. Stir to combine and wait a few minutes for the chia to absorb the liquid before adding the chia pudding on top of the granola. Next, add the butternut smoothie to the rim. Top with a bit of extra yogurt, some granola, orange zest, rose petals (because we fun!) and drip almond butter on the sides with a frosting applicator or fork. Oggle, then enjoy!
  2. Smoothie Bowl Method
  3. Load the whole butternut squash smoothie into a bowl, then top with subsequent half moon-shaped layers of toppings. Start with the granola, then add the coconut chips, rose petals, blueberries, and a drizzle of honey and voila!
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