Thursday, November 5, 2009
Healthy Fall Treat - Pumpkin Smoothie
Pumpkins are an amazing Supper Food, because the powerful antioxidants known as carotenoids give this food its super status. Carotenoids have the ability to ward off the risk of various types of cancer and heart disease, along with, cataracts and macular degeneration.
- High Fiber
- Low Calories
- Vitamins C and E
- Pantothenic acid
- High in Iron
At only 83 calories a cup, a serving of pumpkin gives you more than two times recommended daily dietary intake of alpha-carotene and 100 percent of beta carotene, as well as almost half of the iron requirement.
So now how to make this delicious Pumpkin Smoothie:
1 cup canned Pumpkin
1 cup soy milk
2 Tablespoons maple syrup
1/3 teaspoon nutmeg
2/3 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup ice
Blend everything but the ice until smooth. Add ice and continue blending until thick and creamy. Garnish with some whip cream and a dash of cinnamon (optional).
We are providing the makings for wonderful Pumpkin Pancake that you must try during your visit to the Three Tree Point Bed and Breakfast.
Picture above is a pumpkin carved by Brita Whisler (it was her older sister Braly’s idea). The whole story in under k2skis.com/news/2009/11/an-awesome-pumpkin/