• Lara Jonker

Pumpkin Spice Drink


If you've tasted pumpkin cake, or pumpkin fritters you'll definitely love this drink. Imagine blending your favourite pumpkin vibe up and pouring it in a glass!


I am a sucker for anything pumpkin and eat it on a daily basis, it's something that's always in my fridge. Some people even call me "pumpkin!"


Beta carotene is a powerful antioxidant that gives orange vegetables and fruits their vibrant color. The body converts any ingested beta carotene into vitamin A. So that means pumpkin is full of it! Consuming foods with high volumes of beta carotene may have the following benefits:

  • reducing the risk of developing certain types of cancer

  • offering protection against asthma and heart disease

  • decreasing the risk of age-related macular degeneration

Many studies have suggested that eating more plant foods, such as pumpkin, decreases the risk of obesity and overall mortality. It can also help a person avoid diabetes and heart disease, promote a healthy complexion and hair, increase energy, and a healthy body mass index (BMI).




You only need a few ingredients for this immune boosting drink:

* 100g steamed pumpkin

* Vanilla essence/extract

*2 sachets sweetener of choice

* 1 tsp Woolworths mixed spice blend ( includes cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves)

*OR all of these spices mentioned above separately

*Extra ground cinnamon

*Chia seeds

*200ml vanilla unsweetened almond milk (dairy-free milk/normal milk choice)

*100ml water



Eating pumpkin is good for the heart. The fiber, potassium, and vitamin C content in pumpkin all support heart health.


Instructions:

  1. Warm up the milk and water till warm in the microwave.

  2. Add the pumpkin cubes to the milk and blend.

  3. Add the the rest of the ingredients to your blender and blend everything together except for the chia seeds and extra cinnamon.

  4. To top off this drink add chia seeds and cinnamon as toppings.

  5. Enjoy it hot or refrigerate and enjoy it cold!

*You can also add a scoop of vanilla protein powder for some extra protein.


PUMPKIN SPICE MAKES ALL THINGS NICE!




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