GLO Pumpkin Chai Power Smoothie
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
Together we truly can transform the planet, one warrior at a time.
You are what you eat. You are what you think. ~Gracious Living Lifestyle XO