The pumpkin is by far one of the versatile fruits. It has plenty of vitamins and minerals in store. These vegetables are delicious, nutritious and there’s a vast variety of dishes one can make with them (including healthy orange smoothies). There are more than 50 different varieties of this fruit. One can write a whole book about all the healthful properties of the gourd (including its use in cosmetology).

What are the benefits of pumpkin? In fact, it is a perfect mineral-vitamin complex. The pumpkin contains a lot of beta-carotene, vitamins C, B1 B2Z, E, D, PP, T. Many beneficial properties of this vegetable are manifested in fiber and low caloric content. Those who want to lose weight can easily include pumpkin in your diet. It contains vitamin T that helps to absorb hard food.

7 healthy seasonal orange smoothie recipes

Now you know that the vegetable consists 90% of water. However, this specific liquid works miracles for your body! The juice of the pumpkin is highly nutritious. One of the many most vital contents is pectin (which is a fiber). This wonder juice improves metabolism and has anti-inflammatory properties. It reduces bad cholesterol, betters the circulation of blood, cleanses the body of toxins and heavy metals (such as mercury, zinc, cobalt). Here are some orange recipes for every day:

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

Stock up on protein with this scrumptious, nutritious gourd smoothie!

Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup yogurt or kefir
  • 1/4 tsp of cinnamon ground
  • 1/4 tsp of cloves ground
  • 1/4 tsp of allspice
  • 1/4 tsp of ginger powder
  • 1/4 gourd
  • honey optional
Instructions
  1. Carve the vegetable and scrape the seeds out.

  2. Cut the vegetable into 4 pieces, use only 1/4. Get rid of the peel.

  3. Cut the banana and gourd into chunks

  4. Place everything in the bowl of a blender or a food processor and pulse until frothy and homogeneous. 

Vegan pumpkin smoothie

This smoothie is low in fat, vegan and perfect for autumn evenings! Try it out!

Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup vanilla soy milk
Instructions
  1. Add everything to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth. You may need to stop to stir once or twice. If the smoothie is too thick, add a touch more soy milk or even a little water.
Pumpkin-apple bliss smoothie

This recipe will make the germs and infections go away for good!

Ingredients
  • 2 apples
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
  • freshly-grated ginger to taste
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Peel the apples and discard the seeds

  2. Place all ingredients into a bowl of a blender. Blend until smooth. 

Pumpkin-orange autumn paradise

Treat yourself to a glass of this aromatic beverage and share it with your loved ones. You'll be their best friends if you give them a try of this!

Ingredients
  • 1 cup of orange juice freshly-squeezed
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp of orange zest
  • cinnamon to taste
  • honey to taste
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a blender, pour into glasses and enjoy.

Frothy persimmon-pumpkin smoothie

If you're a fan of persimmon - you're in for a treat! 

Ingredients
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 2 persimmons
  • 2 mandarin oranges
  • 1 pinch of turmeric
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • honey to taste
Instructions
  1. Peel the persimmons and cut them up into chunks

  2. Blend everything in a blender. If the consistency turns out too thick - add a splash of water or non-fat milk.

 

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Pumpkin smoothie with sea buckthorn

Amp up the positive effects of the pumpkin with sea buckthorn, which also happens to improve eyesight, lower cholesterol and help digestion. 

Ingredients
  • 125 grams of sea buckthorn
  • 150 grams of pumpkin puree
  • 100 ml of water
  • cinnamon to taste
Instructions
  1. Pulse in a blender until homogeneous, pour into glasses and enjoy!

Pumpkin smoothie with dates and coconut milk

The name of this recipe speaks for itself. Think of all the nutrients!

Ingredients
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 5 dates pitted
  • 2 pieces of lemon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Use a blender to mix the ingredients, pour into glasses and enjoy!

Conclusion: you can never get enough pumpkin

The pumpkin is a seasonal fruit that has a long shelf life. It’s inexpensive, easy to procure and goes with almost anything! It’s totally worth adding to your diet because it prevents cardiovascular diseases, gallstone disease, colds, obesity, insomnia and many more. Not to mention that it’s low in calories. To recap, here are the benefits of the vegetable:

  1. It’s a good source of iron, vitamin A and T. Helps to restore vision.
  2. It has good cleansing properties. Helps prevent diseases of the liver and kidneys.
  3. The gourd is a dietetic food product.
  4. Improves blood circulation. Extracts harmful cholesterol from the blood. An excellent prevention of strokes and myocardial infarction.
  5. Possesses cosmetological properties of organism rejuvenation. Both external and internal.
    It increases tonus, vitality. Helps with insomnia and nervous system disorders.

The vegetable may be called a “home apothecary”. It has everything a person needs. This fruit can be used in different dishes. And one of the benefits that we didn’t mention is that you can always use leftover Halloween pumpkins!

Top 7 healthy seasonal orange pumpkin smoothie recipes
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