Nothing says the holidays like a pumpkin pie, but they can be loaded with sugar. Get the flavors you love without the extra sugar with our very first smoothie bowl recipe! This Immune-Boosting Pumpkin Pie Bowl is packed with helpful nutrients, antioxidants, and essential vitamins. Plus, when you add a dash of aloe, you’re in for an even healthier treat.
Added Immunity For The Holidays
Smoothie bowls are beautiful and a great meal alternative. You can start the day out with a healthy meal or use this as a mid-afternoon snack. It’s also the perfect way to get picky eaters to enjoy more fruits and healthy ingredients that help with good immunity.
Here is what you will need for the Immune-Boosting Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl:
- ¾ cup almond milk
- Dash cinnamon and turmeric
- About 8 pecans
- 2 pitted dates
- 1 can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
- 3 ripe, frozen bananas
- 1 cup ice (optional, for added thickness)
- 4 tablespoons Aloe Juice
You will need about 10 minutes to make your healthy smoothie bowl and this recipe will make enough for two servings.
- Cut up the frozen banana pieces and set them aside.
- Add pumpkin puree, almond milk, ice, aloe juice, cinnamon, and turmeric to your blender and blend until smooth.
- Place the blended smoothie in a bowl.
- Top smoothie with the dates, pecans, and sliced bananas.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
How This Healthy Smoothie Bowl Can Help You
Did you know around 70% of our immune system is located in the gut? By supporting your stomach’s biome with the right vitamins and minerals, you’re also buffing up your immunity against bad germs. Fuel and nourish your body with ingredients that support overall good health.
Our star of the show would have to be the pumpkin. High in antioxidants, eating pumpkin can help support our immune systems while fighting disease. Plus, since it’s chock full of vitamins and minerals, its high levels of beta-carotene can also help with your eye health and inflammation.
Now, pecans are a great source of healthy fats, but also contain a variety of vitamins that can help boost our immunity. They are high in protein and contain thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin E. Their antioxidant-rich content provides the body with antioxidants that help fight free radicals.
Dates are an excellent source of fiber and contain a high concentration of potassium, vitamin A, vitamin c, and many more. These also do wonders for improving your daily immunity! Regular consumption of dates helps with constipation and energy levels, just to name a few! They can also help lower cholesterol levels, anemia, and inflammation.
Most of us know bananas are high in potassium. This helps to lower blood pressure and decrease the risk of heart disease. However, we need to give bananas more credit: they’re also high in magnesium, B6, fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and much more to help with immunity.
Dairy can be hard on our bodies. Almond milk is derived from almonds and delivers vital nutrients and vitamins, which offer many health benefits to you. Almond milk provides the body with fiber as well as Vitamin E, zinc, selenium, manganese, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, and more. Unsweetened almond milk is the best choice to avoid excess sugar!
Cinnamon & Turmeric
Cinnamon has antioxidant properties that help to fight off disease and reduce the risk of inflammation. Likewise, turmeric is very commonly known for its anti-inflammatory attributes but also helps fight off bacteria and relieve occasional pain.
What better way to boost your smoothie than with a splash of aloe? Lily of the Desert aloe juice has a mild flavor, helping mask it with just about any smoothie or drink. High in vitamins C, A, and E, aloe is clinically proven to help encourage overall health. From supporting a healthy digestive system to enhancing our white blood counts for better immunity, aloe is a great addition to any DIY health recipe.