As we approach the fall harvest traditions and holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, we thought we’d offer up a fun, delicious way to get a boost of vitamin A in a tasty, cool and refreshing treat: a pumpkin banana smoothie.
When most people think of pumpkins, they think of jack-o-lanterns and the Great Pumpkin. But pumpkins are packed with healthy nutrients including vitamin A, fiber, and powerful antioxidants like lutein. Lutein is a carotenoid that may inhibit cancer cell growth and enhance your immune response.
This smoothie also contains banana, which is a great source of dietary fiber, potassium, and vitamin B6. The yogurt and milk ingredients provide additional potassium, calcium, and protein.
So without further ado, here is a healthy recipe just in time for thirsty ghosts, goblins, and all your upcoming parties! Each serving of this luscious smoothie has 100% of your vitamin A for the day, plus all those other healthy nutrients mentioned above. Enjoy!
Pumpkin Banana Smoothie
Makes 2 Servings
Nutrition Information per Serving (1 cup): 130 calories, 1g fat (0g saturated, g omega-3), 55mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 7g protein, 100% vitamin A, 15% calcium