Just featured in Sweat RX Magazine: “Gracious Living Pumpkin Chai Power Smoothie”

In Juice + Smoothies, Recipesby Grace Van Berkum4 Comments

I’m on raw, vegan fire!! Another Gracious Living recipe just out in a popular North American Cross-Fit magazine SweatRXmag.

This recipe was a huge hit last month at my Muskoka & Cape Breton Yoga Detox Retreats….time to power up  on your Vitamin A!

Gracious Living Pumpkin Chai  Power Smoothie

It’s true, you can make a pumpkin smoothie without cooking the pumpkin! Delicious, creamy, nutrient dense, filled with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals making it a fantastic smoothie for all warriors.

  • 1 cup raw pumpkin cut into small pieces
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup cashews (or almonds)
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • natural sweetener to taste
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp green cardomom seeds
  • pinch ground cloves
  • 2 or more cups water to desired consistency
  • 1 cup ice

Blend until smooth.
Top with sprinkled cinnamon.  Delicious!

Extra protein for Recovery:
*Use SUNWARRIOR vanilla protein powder (raw, plant-based protein with a complete amino acid profile exceptionally high in Glutamine, Arginine, Lysine, Luecine, and branch chain amino acids).

To reduce inflammation:
*Throw in a piece of fresh ginger to taste

To hydrate and maintain electrolyte balance:
*Use coconut water instead of water

For added energy:
*Use green tea instead of water (steep green tea, then cool, and use instead of water)

For extra fibre:
*Add spoon chia seeds

To boost immune system:
*Sprinkle bee pollen

A huge thank you to my newest Gracious Living sponsor: SUNWARRIOR….my favourite protein powder on the planet! Yup, you heard it here…Gracious Living LOVES and  FULLY ENDORSES ALL SUNWARRIOR PRODUCTS!  The Sunwarrior mission is to seek out the best sources of energy, the wondrous plants that capture light, and use them in their raw, natural state to overcome disease, raise the level of wellness, boost intelligence, share wisdom, extend life, and reduce damage to ourselves, our neighbors, and our planet.  Please join us in our mission to elevate and enlighten humanity.

Together we truly can transform the planet, one warrior at a time.

Join a Gracious Living Lifestyle Tropical Retreat for some healthy, raw-vegan, plant based super foods, smoothies and inspiring fun!

You are what you eat.
You are what you think.

~Gracious Living Lifestyle  XO


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  2. Grace this looks nutritious AND delicious! Perfect for this time of year, all my smoothies seem to be summer ones (berries, etc.) so it’s nice to captuer the fresh flavours of fall. I passed it along to 2 of my colleagues who I know would love it too. Thanks! Alyssa xo

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