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Velvety Butternut Cinnamon Date Smoothie by Oh She Glows

I AM. IN. LOVE. WITH. BUTTERNUT. SQUASH. Like, truly, madly, deeply in love. I love it for babies as a FIRST FOOD.  I love it during PREGNANCY.  I love it for breakfast.  Mix it with honey + coconut oil and experience the most MAGICAL BEAUTIFUL skin mask you’ve ever had.

Butternut squash nourishes us TO THE CELLS + is a NUTRITIONAL POWERHOUSE.  Even better, it is in season RIGHT NOW.

The nutritional properties in squash DIRECTLY target the immune system offering us increased protection from bacterial + viral infections; they neutralize little toxic centers of inflammation (antioxidants) in the body where illness + dis-ease are born.  High in beta-carotene (a precursor to Vitamin A) it plays a major role in making white blood cells which FIGHT INFECTION. 

The phytonutrients (nutrients from plants) in butternut squash (or any winter squash) help maintain the integrity of mucosal linings in our body; SINUS + INTESTINAL + RESPIRATORY + URINARY giving us a healthy (and necessary) barrier between the OUTSIDE world + our perfectly modulated INSIDE world.  PROTECTIVE + HEALING + REPAIRING by nature. 

The medjool dates in this smoothie are high in iron / chia seeds high in EFAs / ginger a powerful antioxidant / cinnamon warming + simply decadent.  I typically roast the squash in advance.  Organic canned squash could also work but I encourage you stick to LIVE + WHOLE foods when possible.

1.5 C Liquid of Choice (rooibos tea, bone broth, water)
1.25 C Roasted Squash or 1 C Canned Pureed Squash
3 Large Medjool Dates (pitted)
1 TBSP Chia Seed
1 tsp Cinnamon
1.5 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Fresh Ginger (optional)
5 Ice Cubes (optional)
**Easy upgrade – turmeric powder / bee pollen / hemp hearts / coconut oil

 

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