It’s a tough time of year. Our skin looks dry, we’re hungover, we ate too much and maybe feel sad about all the Holiday Cards we don’t want to address and stamp and “uuuuugh I have to mail them now too?!?”
It’s time for a restorative. A pick-me-up. A healing concoction. Here are some killer smoothie recipes that are all #KALEFREE! And still work wonders:
You’ve Looked Better, Pumpkin Smoothie
Still have some pumpkin puree left over from the Whoopie Pie Mixer you had the other night? Well, it’s actually a nutritional powerhouse! The alpha and beta-carotene found in pumpkins are potent antioxidants, which convert to vitamin A inside the body. Alpha-carotene is thought to slow the aging process. Carotenoids also boost immunity and lessen the risk of heart disease. The Omega-3 from the flaxseed helps wounds to heal faster and reduces inflammation.
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 7 oz. Kefir or Vanilla Yogurt
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 avocado
- 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
BLEND all ingredients until smooth.