Pumpkin smoothie perfect for losing weight!
This delicious pumpkin smoothie is not only delicious, but it could be the answer to your weight loss fall problems, since it works to keep you fuller longer. You might be one of those I-love-everything-pumpkin aficionados and let me tell you that you are not alone. For some reason I always thought pumpkin was fattening, but I was more than pleasantly surprised when I discovered I was wrong. Pumpkin is actually ideal to lose weight because it's low in calories and high in fiber. This recipe is perfect because it's ridiculously tasty and will keep you fuller longer.
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Fiber is the magic word when it comes to weight loss. The more fiber a food has, the better it is for weight loss. Fiber is what makes you feel full and stave off cravings. One cup of cooked pureed pumpkin contains eight grams of fiber. That's half of the recommended daily fiber intake we should eat and you'll get it all from one meal. Basically, the pumpkin sits in your stomach and slows down your metabolism. It will take twice as long to digest the magical squash and you won't be snacking anytime soon.
Pumpkins also have amazing health benefits. It's a powerful antioxidant loaded with amino acids, vitamins and phytonutrients which help boost your immune system, clean the blood, fight infections and help your heart. This smoothie recipe is delicious and you won't be missing the pumpkin spice lattes at your local coffee shop. This easy and delicious recipe will help you lose weight while enjoying the favorite ingredient of the season.
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup of almond milk
- 3/4 cup vanilla frozen yogurt
- Pinch of nutmeg
- Mint leaves (for garnish)
Use ready-to-cook pumpkin squares, boil and puree them. You can use the canned version, but it has a few more calories than raw pumpkin. Blend all the ingredients until smooth and garnish it with mint leaves. Drink it for lunch or dinner and I promise you that you'll love the taste. Enjoy!