This smoothie is the answer for all of you who are craving fall even though it’s still 80 degrees outside. A nice cool smoothie packed with the warming spices of autumn. Fall flavor in a summery glass. Perfect for the end of summer.
I first made this smoothie a few weeks ago when I’d cooked and pureed a gigantic butternut squash only to find out Luke was done with purees.
I was just trying to use up the puree then, but I’ve had it several times since because it’s that good. I may like it even better than the pumpkin pie smoothie, which is one of my fall favorites.
This butternut squash smoothie is the perfect way to squeeze extra vegetable servings into your day. Butternut squash is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and manganese, and a good source of vitamin E, iron, calcium, and folate. That it tastes good is just a bonus.
If you are cooking butternut squash anyway, make some extra so you can give this wonderful fall-flavored smoothie a try. Or you can cheat and buy the canned kind. That will work, too. Either way, make this smoothie a part of your end-of-summer days. You’ll be glad you did.Print
Butternut squash smoothie
DRINK your vegetables with this Butternut Squash Smoothie recipe! There is a delicious, healthy smoothie that is filled with fall flavors! Perfectly spiced, and sweetened with dates and maple syrup. So good!!
- Prep Time: 10
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 1 large smoothie 1x
- Category: Drinks
- Cuisine: American
- 1 cup cooked butternut squash (does not have to be a puree)
- 1/2 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened coconut milk)
- 2–3 dates (or omit and add more maple syrup)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon each of ground cloves, allspice, and nutmeg
- splash pure vanilla extract
- a few ice cubes
- Put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
- Serving Size: 1 large smoothie
- Calories: 213
- Sugar: 32g
- Sodium: 290mg
- Fat: 7g
- Carbohydrates: 51g
- Protein: 5g
Keywords: vegetable smoothie