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Nourishing Cinnamon Pumpkin Smoothie Bowls | The Best Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe

Nourishing Cinnamon Pumpkin Smoothie Bowls | The Best Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe

Nourishing Cinnamon Pumpkin Smoothie Bowls
Nourishing Cinnamon Pumpkin Smoothie Bowls

Pumpkin Season

I LOVE all the pumpkin recipes I’ve been seeing, but it’s still way too hot for hot foods and drinks in Louisiana... so I made a VERY gut healthy cinnamon pumpkin smoothie bowl recipe! 😋 It’s got a warm fall flavor, but it’s still cool because it’s a smoothie.

Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Pumpkin is popular just because it’s fall, but pumpkin is also SO good for you! Pumpkin is particularly high in vitamin A and C, making it great for skin health. It’s also full of fiber, making pumpkin an amazing choice for your gut health. Pumpkin puree is often used to ease constipation and diarrhea because it’s full of prebiotic fiber, supporting a healthy gut microbiome.

Nourishing Cinnamon Pumpkin Smoothie Bowls
Nourishing Cinnamon Pumpkin Smoothie Bowls

Cinnamon and Pumpkin Smoothie Bowls

I prefer to use a specific kind of cinnamon: Ceylon Cinnamon. It’s has more beneficial properties due to the presence of coumarin, a natural plant chemical that can help regulate blood sugar, reduce blood pressure, and reduce inflammation.

My favorite coconut milk and canned pumpkin come from Whole Foods Market (or Amazon). The coconut milk is so clean and thick, it’s the best.


Smoothie Bowl Toppings

I love finding fun, cute toppings for smoothie bowls! You can really get creative and add whatever you think looks and tastes good. Lately I’ve been loving adding a few squares of loving earth chocolate to smoothie bowls and yogurt bowls. I like this chocolate because it’s vegan and refined sugar free!

Add Some Sauerkraut Brine to Your Smoothies!

Have you ever had a cookie that was baked without salt. It’s not very good. I love adding a teaspoon of sauerkraut brine to my smoothies for a few reasons:

  1. It rounds out the flavor. It’s like salt on a chocolate chip cookie. Just don’t add too much.

  2. It’s the most natural, dairy-free, effective way to add probiotics to your smoothie

  3. A smoothie bowl is basically a bowl of prebiotic, fiber-y goodness. So naturally it’s a great meal for some probiotic bacteria to surf on down to your gut in.

As long as the smoothie has a ripe, sweet banana in it I can’t even tell I put brine in it.

    
Nourishing Cinnamon Pumpkin Smoothie Bowls
Nourishing Cinnamon Pumpkin Smoothie Bowls
Nourishing Cinnamon Pumpkin Smoothie Bowls

The Best Cinnamon Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe

Takes

Ingredients (Two Servings)

  • 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 1/2 Frozen Avocado
  • 1 Teaspoon Ceylon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon Pure Maple Syurp
  • 8 to 12 Ounces Coconut Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Cultured Guru Sauerkraut Brine
  • Chia Seeds
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Loving Earth Chocolate Squares

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to your blender.
  2. Blend until smooth. Use more liquid for a thinner smoothie and less liquid for a thicker smoothie.
  3. Divide evenly into bowls, add any toppings, serve and enjoy!
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