Pumpkin Spice… why mess with a good thing?
Why add greens to our pumpkin smoothie recipe? Greens are essential because they provide magnesium and B vitamins.
Magnesium deficiency is the cause of poor sleep and chocolate cravings! If you’re tempted to eat some Halloween candy next week, try making yourself this smoothie instead.
And what’s with the pineapple? Because of its acid, pineapple helps boos digestive enzymes. Pineapple also fights inflammation, which prevent cramping. Learn more about our cramp prevention protocol on our blog here.
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Pumpkin and greens are great combination for the luteal phase of your cycle. This pumpkin smoothie recipe will help reduce or even prevent PMS.
Pumpkin is a great source of Vitamin A and B6, both of which support progesterone levels. This squash provides other B vitamins like folate, riboflavin and B5, all of which are good for reducing PMS.
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin (no sugar added)
- 1/4 cup pineapple, fresh or frozen
- 1 tsp pumpkin spice (or a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder
- 2 scoops collagen peptides protein powder
- pinch of sea salt
- 2 cups baby spinach
- Blend until very creamy and enjoy!
Make this pumpkin smoothie recipe your own and experiment with the flavor by adding cacao powder to make it chocolaty and a bit of stevia, maple syrup or honey to get a touch of sweetness.
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Photos and recipe by Sarah Steffens of Savor & Fancy
Sarah Steffens is a Personal Chef based in Los Angeles. She specializes in Paleo, Autoimmune, and Whole30 cooking and believes food is the starting ground for practicing kindness to one’s body, mind and spirit. She shares recipes and kitchen tips at Savor & Fancy.