Ok, ok…I promised myself I wouldn’t get too swept away in the pumpkin craze this year…yet here we are again with this Healthy Mango Pumpkin Smoothie!
I can’t stop making these. All I can say guys and gals, this recipe is SO worth it.
First off, this smoothie is SO good for you. Pumpkin is a little superfood in its own right and I think it often gets overlooked for that! Pumpkins are loaded with fiber, vitamin A, vitamin E, folate, iron, potassium, niacin…and the list goes on.
In fact, did you know that pumpkins offer you over 100% of your daily vitamin A needs? So cool!
The other thing that’s great about this smoothie is that it’s not overwhelmingly pumpkin-y. It’s actually quite refreshing and delicious.
The mango and lemon juice gives it a perfect bit of tart sweetness. The almond milk makes it creamy and delicious, and the cinnamon and maple syrup round out that holiday flavor you are looking for without going overboard!
So, let’s get our fall smoothie groove on shall we!
All you need to do is combine all of your ingredients in the order listed:
…and at the end you have the option to add 1 frozen banana. This is mostly for added sweetness, if you need it. I found I enjoy both versions, but the banana is good to add if you have one on hand.
When I buy bananas and they turn too brown to eat fresh, I just peel them and toss them into a plastic container in the freezer. That way I always have bananas ready-to-go for a deliciously refreshing smoothie anytime! Yay!
I made you a little video so you can see just how quickly this smoothie comes together:
Mmmmmm. Aren’t you so ready to taste this? Please let us know if you give this recipe a try! We would love to hear what you thought of it in the comments below!
Thanks as always and enjoy!
Healthy Mango Pumpkin Smoothies!
- 1 c. Almond milk any variety
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1 tbsp. Maple syrup
- 1 squirt Lemon juice
- 3 Ice cubes
- 1/4 c. Carrots
- 1/2 c. Frozen mango
- 1/2 c. Pumpkin puree
- 1 Frozen banana optional
- 1 tsp. Pepitas
- Sprinkle of cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in order listed and blend until completely smooth.
Pour into a serving glass.
Garnish with pepitas and cinnamon.