Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fall smoothie recipes

To satisfy your hunger you might have, or variety you are looking for with smoothies, here are a few recipes that you can enjoy with the freshness of fall foods.  You'll be amazed with how good both of these are.  Who would have thought about mixing a sweet potato or squash into a smoothie?  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

This recipe is from Emily Ann Miller, MPH, RD...
1/2 cup roasted butternut squash
1 small ripe pear (peeled)
6 oz. honey flavored (or plain) Greek yogurt
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

You guessed it, blend all ingredients in a blender and enjoy


Sweet Potato Protein Shake
This recipe is from Trinity Perkins, CPT...

1/3 cup cooked sweet potato
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
1 Tbs almond butter
dash of cinnamon
Ice cubes as needed

Blend all ingredients in a blender.  You can add water if you prefer a thinner consistency.

Nutritional breakdown:
1 serving
calories:        188
carbs:           19g
protein:         30g
fat:                 6g
cholesterol:  19g
sodium:         344mg
sugar:           8g

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