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Pumpkin Protein Smoothie


A few of you darling readers were excited about the mention of a Pumpkin Protein Smoothie on Monday so I thought I would share my version of the recipe. It’s SO delicious and rid me of any sugary pumpkin pie/latte/cookie cravings. Pro Tip: Make a “smoothie kit” the night before, for a grab and go breakfast.

Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

 Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

adapted from a recipe by

Serves 1


1/2 cup coconut water

1/2 cup coconut milk

1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I heart Sun Warrior Brand)

1 tbsp chia seeds (these blend better when soaked overnight, see tip below)

1/2 cup pureed pumpkin

1 tbsp blackstrap molasses

1 small banana

1 1/2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice blend

A few cubes of ice


Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth!


Pumpkin Smoothie Kit

Make your smoothie kit the night before like we do for our private chef clients. Measure all the ingredients except the ice and banana into a container and keep covered in the fridge overnight. The chia seeds will soften and all you have to do in the morning is dump the kit into the blender, add a banana and ice and then press the button.




Post Thanksgiving Detox Friendly Recipes


After a week of eating rich food seeped in tradition and toasting many happy and festive occasions, I’m feeling the need to detox. Anyone else?

Better Homes and Gardens Chocolate Slab

Liquids like smoothies and soups are easy to digest, easy on the liver and refreshing on the palette. Here’s a quick round up of some our best healthy (liquid) recipes to help you reset your system.

Organic Fall Green Smoothie

Farmer’s Garden Smoothie

Spicy Carrot Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Soup


Drink up!




Farmer’s Garden Smoothie


Fruit and greens ready for blending


While visiting my parents last weekend I discovered a sad truth.  Not all Whole Foods have smoothie bars.  Not a surprise, I’m guessing, to those of you who didn’t realize any Whole Foods have smoothie bars, but a disappointment to me who depends on a Farmer’s Garden Smoothie to transform the checkout line from frustration station to my own personal happy hour.

Chopped spinach and kale


Luckily, it’s the world’s easiest smoothie to recreate at home. If you’ve been hesitant to try green smoothies (like our Organic Green Smoothie), this is a great first step because it has all the health benefits of a green smoothie plus the familiar creamy sweetness of a strawberry/banana blend.  Strawberries are beautiful now, but using frozen fruit keeps the smoothie even colder, so the recipe is just as good out-of-season as in.  I also like to peel and freeze ripe bananas so I have them for this smoothie (or banana bread).

Question–where do you stand on protein powder?  I had been anti for a long while but I’m coming around to it now after experiencing one too many post-smoothie energy crashes. One scoop of vanilla whey protein rounds out the flavor, adds creaminess and keeps me energized until lunch.  I finally stopped filching from my husband’s protein jars and bought my own, which makes it official.  I’m a fan.



Farmer's Garden Smoothie


Farmer’s Garden Smoothie

adapted from Whole Foods smoothie bar

Makes 2


1 small bunch kale, washed and finely chopped

1 small handful spinach, finely chopped

1 medium banana, cut into chunks

4 strawberries, cut into chunks

1 cup orange juice

1 small handful frozen blueberries or raspberries, about 4-5 berries (optional)

1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)


Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth.  Kale refuses most blitzing efforts so be patient and keep pulsing until it is puréed enough for your taste.

Enjoy immediately.