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Sunny Yellow Squash Smoothie

Experience a sunny disposition and renewed strength with this sunny yellow smoothie. Rich in B vitamins, our Sunny Yellow Squash Smoothie helps provide energy, mental clarity, alertness, and vitality. Say goodbye to aches and pains thanks to anti-inflammatory ingredients such as pineapple, which contains a powerful enzyme called bromelain to help reduce soreness. Combine that with two of the strongest anti-inflammatory ingredients, turmeric and ginger, and you’ll be feeling refreshed from your head down to your toes. Give this squash smoothie an extra punch by adding a scoop of protein to help repair muscles and tissues and keep you full and energized for hours.

Sunny Yellow Squash Smoothie

  • Servings: 1
  • Ready In: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup butternut squash or yellow squash
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon bee pollen
  • 1/4-inch ginger root, peeled
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, optional for a protein boost

Health Benefits

  • Almond milk: low in sugar, almond milk is ideal for those who cannot drink cow’s milk and are lactose intolerant. It’s also a good source of vitamin E, which benefits brain and skin health. Studies have found that vitamin E can reduce the risk and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Banana: is rich in potassium to help lower blood pressure. Unripe bananas contain a soluble fiber called resistant starch, which can help stabilize blood sugar levels.

  • Pineapple: Pineapple contains bromelain—an enzyme that promotes digestion and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. Pineapple also boasts manganese—a cofactor for many enzymes and vital for energy.

  • Butternut squash: is rich in vitamin A for healthy skin and in the antioxidants zeaxanthin and lutein for eyesight.

  • Ginger: is an excellent source of cancer-fighting antioxidants that help reduce inflammation, swelling, bloating, and stomach pain.

  • Turmeric: is an ancient remedy for pain relief and inflammation that helps to reduce arthritis pain.

  • Bee pollen: can be used topically, as the vitamins and amino acids in bee pollen soothe irritated skin. Bee pollen contains digestive enzymes to help you break down food and has antibiotic-like properties to protect against illnesses.

  • Protein powder: promotes satiety, stabilizes blood sugar levels, and contains the essential amino acids you need to help repair muscles and tissues.

Instructions

  1. Add 1/2 cup almond milk to the blender.
  2. Toss in the banana, pineapple, squash, turmeric, ginger root, lemon, and protein powder.
  3. Add ice if you prefer chilled.
  4. Blend the ingredients until the contents are smooth.
  5. Pour into a glass.
  6. Top with bee pollen and enjoy!

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