You know the crispness that Fall brings is just around the corner when pumpkin recipes start flooding the internet. Pumpkin is so delicious in baked goods, but it is also a powerhouse when it comes to nutrition, making it a perfect ingredient for a Fall smoothie. This smoothie is like drinking pumpkin pie, except for a lot less sugar and a great boost to start your kid’s day! And for those of you with children who have dairy allergies, we made it dairy free! The great thing about this Dairy-Free Creamy Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe is that you can substitute dairy for non-dairy and vice versa depending on your needs.
So why add pumpkin to your morning smoothie??
- It contains a lot of vitamin-A, providing about 246% of RDA. Vitamin A is a powerful natural anti-oxidant and is required by the body for maintaining the integrity of skin and is also an essential vitamin for good visual sight.
- Pumpkin is a great source of fiber with three grams per one-cup serving and only 49 calories, it can keep you feeling full for longer on fewer calories.
- Pumpkin contains more potassium than a banana with 560mg in one cup of cooked pumpkin!
Potassium can help restore electrolytes and maintain fluids in your body after a good workout. That ensures your muscles recover properly and helps you avoid cramping.
- High in Inflammatory Reducing Beta-Cryptoxanthin and Beta-Carotene. Both of these are powerful antioxidants that help prevent inflammatory disease and strengthen your immune system.
Plus let’s be honest – it tastes amazing!! Nothing says fall like pumpkin, and so why not add into your day first thing?
To make this dairy free, we used Almond Milk and Coconut Milk Yogurt in this smoothie. If you haven’t tried coconut milk yogurt, it is a great alternative to Greek yogurt. It is thick and creamy just like Greek yogurt, but dairy-free! Blend all of your ingredients together until smooth and creamy. Serve cold with fun straws for your kids!