It’s officially fall and officially pumpkin season! This healthy pumpkin smoothie is like having a chilled pumpkin pie in a glass, without the extra on your waistline!
This thick and creamy smoothie can be great for a filling breakfast or the perfect energy- boosting “treat” among friends during brunch.
According to the CDC, about 600,000 people are affected by heart health in the United States every year.
So what can we do to prevent these issues and help improve our hearts? Instead of just cutting out bad foods, become knowledgeable of which foods are good for your heart so you can make them a part of your families daily diet.
With these no-bake Pumpkin Chai Tarts created by our SuperFan Brittany, you won’t want to turn on the oven again! It’s officially fall, and these mini pumpkin tarts are a quick and easy seasonal dessert that can be lighter on your waistline. Naturally sweetened, and packed with protein these tarts can be whipped up in a blender in only minutes. These individual tarts are great for instant portion control and also helps them set faster when chilled.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 banana
- 3/4 c pumpkin puree
- 1 scoop VeganSmart Chai
- 1 Tsp. Cinnamon
- 1/2 c arrowroot powder
- 2 Tb. Chia seeds
- 2 Tb. Almond milk
Once blended, pour mixture into pre-made single serve vegan graham crust (available on the cake aisle at many markets). Top with cinnamon and refrigerate until firm.
Enjoy as is or with a dollop of vegan whipped cream!
Strawberries, the heart-shaped delights have much more to offer beyond sweetness and flavor, a power food. Strawberries rank amongst the top 10 fruits and vegetables in antioxidant capacity. The tiny strawberry is packed with vitamin C, fiber, antioxidants, and more. Blending up your favorite ingredients with VeganSmart will deliver five different non-GMO plant-based proteins, providing all of the essential amino acids.
In need of an escape to the tropics? This thick banana-flavored smoothie with a tropical touch is the ideal go-to smoothie recipe for breakfast, packed with the right nutrients and is easy to prepare. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1/2 ripe mango
- 2 scoops Vanilla VeganSmart
- 1 cup of Califia Farms Almond Milk
- 1 small ripe banana
- 4 Ice Cubes
Blend and enjoy.
If sipping a cup of chamomile isn’t enough to induce restful sleep try having a tart cherry smoothie. Tart cherries contain melatonin, a hormone that helps make you feel sleepy.
- 1 scoop VeganSmart vanilla
- 1/2 banana
- 1 cup of cherries
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 5 ice cubes
Blend and enjoy!