By Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN; Reboot Nutritionist
Chilly weather and desire for comfort foods goes hand in hand. Even in my smoothie, seasonal tastes and heartier texture is a lovely treat on a cold New England winter day. This smoothie is loaded with antioxidants, electrolytes, fiber, vitamins and minerals to help keep you naturally energized during shorter daylight, fighting that feeling to curl up on the couch. Potassium-rich squash is deliciously sweet and also provides immune-supportive carotenoids, important during cold and flu season. To bump up the protein beyond the nut butter, add your favorite plant-based protein powder, like the Reboot with Joe Protein Powder.
Spiced with ginger, a root linked with aiding digestion, reducing inflammation and nausea plus antiviral properties, it’s a natural choice. The cinnamon may help to balance blood sugars plus leaving the skin on your apple and including oats can add more fiber-rich benefits for glycemic control, healthy digestion, heart health, and appetite regulation.
Serving Size: 16 - 18 oz (500 ml)
Trans Fat: 1.5g