Butternut Squash Smoothie Recipe

recipes, smoothies

Butternut Squash Smoothie Recipe

recipes, smoothies

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I know I’m like a broken record at the moment, but I am so loving the autumn vibes that have started to creep in. This time of year is my favourite and I can’t wait to enjoy the next few months in the lead up to…Christmas! Yep, I uttered the C-word but I guess that’s ok now that we are this side of the summer.

This butternut squash smoothie could not be more perfect for this time of year. If autumn was a vegetable, it would definitely be a squash! In this recipe, I’ve combined it with other autumn flavours, cinnamon and ginger. As it’s not uncommon for September to be relatively warm, this cold smoothie is ideal for welcoming the autumn while we still long for the summer days that us Brits inevitably end up missing!

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I’ve actually been making butternut squash smoothies for several years – my first discovery of them came from the wonderful Choosing Raw blog. They are without a doubt one of my favourite things to enjoy. As I often roast a whole squash (I peel and de-seed, then cube the squash up and roast in a baking tray in coconut oil at 190C for about 40 minutes) at the start of the week to use in different meals, it’s easy to grab some cold out of the fridge to make this for breakfast. 

The following recipe creates a really thick smoothie, so feel free to add more milk or water to thin it out. I’ve also included protein powder in mine, but it can be omitted. I’d probably add some banana if you choose to leave the protein powder out.

Butternut squash smoothie recipe

Butternut Squash Smoothie
Serves 1
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Ingredients
  1. Heaped 1/2 cup of cubed roast butternut squash (cooled)
  2. 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (optional)
  3. 1 tbsp almond butter
  4. 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  5. 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  6. Pinch of salt (trust me!)
  7. 1/2 cup of milk or other liquid
  8. 2-3 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blitz until smooth. Serve immediately with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Adapted from Choosing Raw Butternut Squash Smoothie
Wholeheartedly Laura https://wholeheartedlylaura.com/
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I couldn’t resist drinking mine from a mug, much more seasonal!

Have you ever tried vegetables in a smoothie? What is your favourite food at this time of year? 

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14 Comments

  1. Louise (@louliveswell)

    How intriguing! I have never thought to use squash in a smoothie before. I do love squash though, it’s fab to go with anything :) Might give this a whirl then. Especially good to use up leftover squash.

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  2. Lucy

    I’ve always wondered if you’d be able to add veg like sweet potatoes or squash to a smoothie, and you’ve just turned my thoughts into a reality Laura! I can only imagine how this would taste, so give it maybe another month or so and I’ll give this a try. Cinnamon, ginger and in a way, almond butter are all such warming, comforting ingredients that I have no doubt compliment the flavours of the squash brilliantly too. Yum, yum, YUM!

    She’s So Lucy

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  3. Anna @AnnaTheApple

    I’m thoroughly addicted to butternut squash at the moment. Usually chopped, covered in coconut oil and roasted. In a smoothie…sounds intriguing!

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      That’s just how I have it as well, I love how the coconut oil makes it taste :-)

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  4. Maria @ runningcupcake

    I love it roasted, and the smoothie sounds wonderful, but I can’t quite get the idea of drinking it. It’s like pumpkin smoothie- they always look good, and I love pumpkin in porridge, but I can’t imagine it cold and drinking it!

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Haha, you’ll have to try it and see if it will convert you ;-)

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  5. lilylipstick

    I love butternut squash but have never thought to put it in a smoothie! x

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  6. Kezia @ Super Naturally Healthy

    I love sweet potato smoothies for the same reason plus they are a great post workout energy boost and am loving the autumn vibes too – saw my first conker today!

    Reply

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