Pumpkin PowerHouse Smoothie

High in protein, low in carbs, and perfect for the fall season, the pumpkin powerhouse smoothie recipe is a sure-fire way to shed the pounds and prepare the body for the feast the holiday season brings.

Besides protein, this smoothie is rich in iron, vitamin A, and potassium. It is relatively easy to make, something any beginner can whip out in an instant every morning before heading to work or right before going to the gym. And because it has more nutrition minus the carbs and sugar, it can serve as the perfect meal or snack that’s totally filling. A couple of weeks of drinking pumpkin powerhouse smoothie, coupled with regular exercise, and you’ll begin to see a slow yet steady decline in your bathroom scale.

Looking through online, there are a lot of versions of this smoothie but they all share a common ingredient. You guessed it? Pumpkin! And if you can get all other ingredients as organic as possible, that would be best too.

My version of this smoothie requires only very little ingredient:

  • 1/2 canned pure pumpkin that I froze in an ice cube tray the night before;
  • 7 oz of 2% Greek-style yogurt;
  • half a cup of water;
  • 1/4 avocado, fresh;
  • 2 tablespoon flaxseed, ground;
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup; and,
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice.

And I just put all these in a blender and blend till smooth. It’s that easy. Last time I timed myself preparing this smoothie it didn’t take me more than 10 minutes.

In the 3 months that I was drinking the pumpkin powerhouse smoothie, and coupled with my daily yoga and thrice-weekly run, I lost about 12 pounds, which I think is a healthy amount of weight loss. I imagine for those with even more commitment than I have could manage to lose close to 20 lbs easily.