Here’s a festive smoothie you can make for Halloween. I call it the “Blended Jack-o-Lantern”. It’s the perfect, healthy treat for a Halloween party and kids will get a kick out of it.
This smoothie has a pumpkin flavor that is sweetened by the pear and accented nicely with tangerine, cinnamon and nutmeg. You could also make this blended jack-o-lantern with our pumpkin pie smoothie recipe as well.
This smoothie is great for a Halloween detox, or to fight candy cravings if you are trying to lose weight. It is low in calories, but it was 11.7 grams of fiber. Most of the fiber comes from the pear. Antioxidants in pears help promote cardiovascular and colon health and protects against age-related macular degeneration. Some studies suggest that pears might be a good fruit to eat to help protect against post menopausal breast cancer and stroke.
Jack-o-lantern Smoothie Recipe
- 1/2 banana, peeled
- 1 teaspoon cacao powder
- 1 cup raw pumpkin, cubed
- 1 large carrot, chopped
- 1 large tangerine, peeled and deseeded
- 1 large green pear, cored
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
- 8 ounces of filtered water
To Make The Face: Mash 1/2 banana with a teaspoon of cacao powder until both are thoroughly mixed. Take a spoon and carefully draw the face with the raw chocolate mix onto the side of the glass. Keeping the glass “face down”, laying on its side, place it in the freezer for two hours.
Smoothie Directions: Start by adding the liquid to your blender (see my blender recommendations), followed by the soft fruit. Add the greens to your blender last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.
When you are ready to serve the smoothie, remove the glass from the freezer and pour into the glass.
Calcium: 13% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
Vitamin A: 920% RDA
Vitamin C: 72% RDA
This smoothie is also a rich source of folate, vitamins B1 – B6, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and potassium.
Serving Size: One.
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