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Creamy butternut squash and orange smoothie

Blend the creamy sweetness of butternut squash with the vibrant tang of blood orange with a scattering of chia seeds to create a delicious and nutritious beverage.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes (not including the time to cool the squash)
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes for the butternut squash
  • Total Time: 30 minutes (plus cooling time for the squash)
  • 200g butternut squash, peeled, deseeded, and chopped
  • 2 blood oranges, peeled and seeds removed
  • 120ml almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
  • 1 banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup (optional, adjust to taste)
  • A pinch of ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (or flax seeds)
  • Ice cubes (optional, for a colder smoothie)
  1. Pre-cook the Butternut Squash: Place the chopped butternut squash in a steamer over boiling water and steam for about 15-20 minutes, or until tender. Allow it to cool completely. This can be done in advance to save time.
  2. Blend the Ingredients: In a high-speed blender, combine the cooled butternut squash, blood oranges, almond milk, frozen banana, and honey or maple syrup if using. Add a pinch of ground cinnamon for a warm, spicy note if desired.
  3. Adjust Consistency: Blend until the mixture is smooth. If the smoothie is too thick, add a bit more almond milk to reach your desired consistency. For a colder smoothie, add a few ice cubes to the blender and mix until smooth.
  4. Serve: Pour the smoothie into glasses and, if desired, garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon or a slice of blood orange for a decorative touch.
Per serving
  • Calories: Approximately 150 kcal
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 70% of the RDI
  • Vitamin C: 60% of the RDI
  • Fibre: 6g

In this recipe:

This smoothie not only packs a punch with its bold flavours but also offers a bounty of health benefits, including a high intake of vitamins A and C, fibre, and antioxidants. It’s perfect for breakfast, as a post-workout refreshment, or a healthy snack any time of the day.

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