Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Nutritious Smoothie

Frosty Pumpkin Protein Smoothie
Author: Gluten Free Gigi
Recipe type: Beverage, Smoothie, Snack
Prep time:  5 mins
Total time:  5 mins
Serves: 1
This recipe is free from: gluten, dairy/casein, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, corn.
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk (or other milk of your choice)
  • ½ cup frozen pumpkin (fresh or canned puree, NOT pie filling), in chunks
  • ½ cup frozen seedless grapes
  • 2 slices peeled ginger root (about 1 Tablespoon chopped or grated fresh ginger)
  • ½ scoop (about 1 heaping Tablespoon) unsweetened gluten-free vegan protein powder (like Growing Naturals raw vegan gluten-free yellow pea protein) OR other protein powder of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Additional grapes and 1 Tablespoon raw sunflower seed kernels, optional garnish
  1. Place all ingredients (except additional grapes and sunflower seed kernels) in blender in order given.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. If the mixture is thicker than you like, add a tablespoon or 2 more milk.
  4. Garnish with sunflower seed kernels and serve with additional grapes, if desired.