Just because winter is rolling in, doesn’t mean you have to drop those refreshing smoothies. Winterize your smoothie arsenal with this Butternut Squash Turmeric Smoothie!
This powerhouse uses seasonal ingredients like the butternut squash and spices like ginger and turmeric. Ginger adds a great heat to the smoothie, which is perfect in the cooler weather. It adds a wonderful flavor that is both sweet and spicy.
Turmeric on the other hand has been studied as a powerful antioxidant. It gives this smoothie a beautiful yellow color.
Butternut squash is a fantastic source of vitamin A and vitamin C! It also contains many antioxidants. So, between the ginger, turmeric, and butternut squash, you’re pretty much equipped with all the superpowers you’ll ever need for the winter.
To make this smoothie, peel, chop and boil the butternut squash until tender. This should take about 20 minutes. Next, add the squash, banana, mango, ginger, turmeric, and nut milk into a blender and blend! Pour and enjoy as a breakfast on the go or as a refreshing reboot throughout the day.
Have you ever tried squash in your smoothie? What are your favorite winter spices? Drop us a line and let us know what you think below!
- 1/2 cup cooked butternut squash
- small banana
- 3/4 cup chopped mango
- 1 " piece fresh ginger, skin peeled
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 cup unsweetened nut milk
Blend and enjoy!
*Peel, chop and boil until tender (~20min)
Laurie Sax says
I made this and it was very delicious! Loved the ginger kick. I followed the recipe except I used 1% cows milk since that’s what I had on hand.
Perfect! Glad you made modifications that worked for you!
I would really love to try this but I can’t find butternut squash to buy around me. What can I use as a substitute?
Hey! You can also use boiled sweet potatoes (no skin!)
Thank you Wendy for the suggestion 🙂
I have spaghetti squash. Would this be an acceptable substitute?
no! it’s not as creamy as butternut and the texture would be off
no! it’s not as creamy as butternut and the texture would be off. you could however, use sweet potato or kabocha squash. zucchini works too!
What is the nutritional value of the Butternut Squash Immune Boosting Smoothie?
Hi! We don’t list calories and nutrient breakdowns for a number of reasons, which we get into in this episode (https://foodheavenmadeeasy.com/should-you-count-calories/) We aim for balance and flavor with our recipes, and don’t promote tracking nutrients. It’s also really hard to get accurate calculations unless you’re using professional software. xo
Love this recipe. I didn’t have squash on hand so I substituted sweet potatoes. I also added some cauliflower I had in the freezer to get an extra veggie serving in. Thank you for sharing!
Glad you enjoyed! xo
This is so delicious. I’m having it every day. It really keeps me full. I add some collagen protein to it and know I’m doing my body good. Thank you for this recipe
Glad you enjoyed it! It’s so comforting for the fall