Happy Halloween, kale smoothie fans! I hope you’ve got some scarily fun plans for this evening, and here’s just the thing to kick off this surely full day of fun.
I was thinking of making a pumpkin smoothie for the occasion, but that seemed too obvious. Plus, my local grocery delivery service has been supplying a ton of fresh butternut squash lately, because it’s in-season. And it’s totally a fall weather kind of mood, especially with the right other ingredients. It has a delicious, unique flavor, and surprisingly, can go with lots of other things. You are gonna love this incredible flavor combination.
This smoothie takes a little bit more prep time than the ordinary smoothie, in that you gotta cook the squash. It’s not difficult, it just takes a little time. Once it’s cooked, though, it is much friendlier to work with. Here’s what you do: cut it in half, scoop out the seeds, cover each half in tin foil and put them in a baking dish, and then put them in the oven for 50 mins on 375.
Once it cools down, all you have to do is scoop it out into your blender like ice cream! So get yourself some butternut squash, throw it in the oven, and get ready to experience one of the most delicious Halloween treats possible!
Prep time: 60 mins
Blend time: 20 seconds
Total time: 60 mins 20 seconds
Serves: 1 or 2
2 leaves fresh kale
1/2 cup cooked butternut squash
1 tbsp raw organic honey
1 tbsp fresh ginger
1 shake ground cloves
A few drops vanilla extract
½ cup coconut milk
De-stem kale, tear into chunks, and put in blender.
Scoop butternut squash into blender (include the skin, if you’re feeling adventurous)
Squeeze in organic honey
Shake ground cloves (not too much! Strong flavor)
Throw in a few drops of vanilla extract
Peel one banana, toss in blender
Pour in coconut milk
Blend ingredients, pour a glass and enjoy!
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