Carrot and Apple Drink with Pumpkin


| 10/1/2015 9:50:00 AM


Faithful HomesteaderIt’s that time of year when pumpkins are everywhere. I love pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin cheesecake and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, just to name a few things. However, I really want to eat healthy and one healthy way that I like to use pumpkin is in my carrot and apple drinks.

The drinks are a great way for me to get my daily vegetable intake. I don’t always have an easy time with that so any short cut is welcomed. I do like my carrot and apple drinks even without the pumpkin, but it is nice to add a little variety to them on occasion. My Vitamix is a great way for me to mix up this healthy drink, but I am sure it can work well in other types of blenders as well.

Vitamix

My Vitamix is one of my favorite kitchen appliances.

I add the following ingredients in order to the Vitamix.



Ingredients
1/4 cup of water
Single serving plain Greek yogurt
A little less than 1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds (I usually use seeds, but I could see how pumpkin puree would work too.)
2 carrots cut in half
1 apple cored and sliced (Gala or Fuji are my favorites)
Fresh peppermint
Cinnamon
Fresh Stevia or packet
1/2 cup ice





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