Butternut squash in a smoothie? Sounds weird- but trust me! I love steaming and freezing butternut squash for smoothies. Adds a great boost of nutrition and thickness to the smoothie without a big dose of sugar. I buy pre-cut frozen butternut squash from Whole Foods or wherever I can find it. This recipe is one of my favorites yet! I have used both peanut butter and cashew butter and love it both ways. You need to try this one!
*Tip: let the butternut squash cool completely after steaming before putting in the freezer.
1 cup dairy free milk (almond, coconut, or cashew milk)
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen butternut squash
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/4 large avocado (fresh or frozen)
1 tbsp peanut or cashew butter
1 scoop collagen or vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp coconut oil (I use Bulletproof Brain Octane- buy on Amazon)
Dash of cinnamon
Optional: Ashwaganda and Maca Root powder (adaptogenic herbs I use for energy and stress response)
Blend and add your favorite toppings! I love blueberries, low sugar granola, and extra nut butter.
This and way more smoothie recipes always posted on my Instagram, Bitesbymi. Be sure to follow along!