This Butternut Squash Smoothie tastes like fall in a glass! Its made with just five ingredientsroasted butternut squash, dates, coconut, cinnamon, and milk, and is a healthy way to start the day.
Ok so the thing is, I tend to make the same smoothie most days. I cant help it, Im a creature of habit. But sometimes I like to switch it up. Or, I have butternut squash in my refrigerator that I need to eat. Whatever the case, I decided to roast the squash then throw it into my blender and make this butternut squash smoothie, and I was not mad about the result! It basically tastes like fall in a glass, and the whole recipe is just 5 ingredientswoohoo!
BUTTERNUT SQUASH SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS
- Butternut squash
- Coconut (optional)
TIPS FOR THE PERFECT SQUASH SMOOTHIE
- Roast the butternut squash: Boiling squash and roasting squash are the two main ways to cook butternut squash. In this case (and in many cases), roasting the squash allows it to get golden brown on the outside and therefore more flavorful. So, I recommend roasting the squash for this recipe (yes, you can taste the difference!). Once its roasted, wait until it cooks a bit then store it in the refrigerator or freezer until youre ready to make the smoothie.
- Use pitted dates: This may be common sense, but every once in awhile I find myself accidentally buying dates with the pit, and its a bit of a buzzkill. Medjool or Deglet Nour pitted dates are the way to go.
- Any milk works: This is trueyou can use whatever milk you want. However, if you opt to add shredded coconut in the smoothie, Id go with coconut milk (double the coconut flavor!)
CAN I ADD MORE STUFF TO THIS SMOOTHIE?
Yes of course! Here are a few ideas of things you can add to this smoothie to boost the nutrition even more.
Oats: Oats are one of the easiest things to add to smoothies (in my opinion) because theyre neutral tasting and add a little extra fiber, which will keep you full for longer.
Flaxseed/Chia seed/Hemp seeds: Any of these would be super easyjust make sure to read the serving size on the back of the bag so you dont add too much.
Almonds/Cashews: If you go this route, make sure to soak them first so they blend well. But, adding nuts is a great way to increase protein in a smoothie.
Greens: My personal favorite green to add to smoothies will always be spinach. You cant taste it and its a simple way to sneak in extra veggies.
OTHER HEALTHY SMOOTHIE RECIPES
Butternut Squash Smoothie
This Butternut Squash Smoothie tastes like fall in a glass! It's made with just five ingredientsroasted butternut squash, dates, coconut, cinnamon, and milk, and is a healthy way to start the day.
- 1 cup butternut squash (roasted)
- 4 pitted dates
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cup milk of choice
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut ((optional))
Roast the butternut squash, then place it in the refrigerator or freezer so that it cools down. Make sure it's cool before using it in the smoothie*.
Add squash, dates, cinnamon, milk, and coconut to a blender and pulse for 1 minute until it's smooth. Enjoy!
*If you want to drink the smoothie right away, you can add the warm squash to a blender, along with 6-8 ice cubes, which will help cool it down.