Chef Gwen’s Punked’kin Smoothie

Posted by: Garden of Life on Friday, November 08, 2013


Hard not to feel punked once you take a sip of this pumpkin smoothie that actually has no pumpkin in it! It’s packed with nutrients and free of processed sugar, soy, wheat and dairy.

Serves: 4 

Smoothie Ingredients:

2 cups of almond milk (fresh is best, see recipe below)

1 cup fresh carrot juice

1 scoop Garden of Life® Vanilla Spiced Chai RAW Protein

1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice

2 ½ cups organic frozen bananas

6 Medjool dates soaked in water for about 1 hour, then rinsed


Recipe for Fresh Almond Milk:

1 cup unsalted, raw almonds soaked in water for several hours

4 pitted Medjool dates (you can soak these with the almonds)

3 cups water

½ tsp. vanilla extract

Preparation for Almond Milk:

After soaking almonds and dates, rinse well and place in blender with water and vanilla. Blend on high for about a minute. Pour liquid through a seed bag or cheese cloth and reserve liquid in a glass jar. Lasts 3 days refrigerated.


Preparation For the Smoothie: 

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately and enjoy!



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