A Vegan Tropical Butternut Squash Smoothie loaded with fruits and vegetables yes, please!!! Healthy.Immune Boosting. Low-Fat. Vegan. Gluten-Free. Dairy -Free. Nut-Free. Sugar-Free. Delicious. Kid-friendly. Less than 100 calories per serving.
Guys, you are going to love this smoothie. It's super delicious and nutritious because it's full of tropical fruits and loaded with fibrous Butternut Squash (Shush!!!, that is my secret ingredient). When you try this smoothie, you wouldn't even be able to guess that Butternut Squash is one of the ingredients. It's so so tropical in taste but with the health benefits of butternut squash (all that fiber). Recipe for a nutritious smoothie is that it needs to have fruits and vegetables both. Seems like I have found the perfect blend to give it the perfect taste.
This Vegan Tropical Butternut Squash smoothie is only loaded with goodness, no unnecessary stuff. The kids love it and this smoothie works for most diets. It's vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, sugar-free, immune boosting and low-fat. Made with seasonal tropical fruits, this powerhouse is a must have this time of the year. Especially if you are like me, who loves tropical flavors.
Growing up on the coast of Mumbai, I loved the tropical fruits the city had to offer. Especially the Mangoes in the Mango season. Nothing beats the Alphonso variety of Mango from India. Although I don't get to enjoy a lot of Alphonsos here in the US, I make do with what we get. Coming back to the smoothie, there are 2 things I love about this smoothie,
- Butternut Squash
- Coconut Water
This Vegan Tropical Butternut Squash Smoothie is only loaded with the good stuff.
- Low fat, as low as 1 percent DV per serving.
- High fiber with 14 percent DV per serving.
- 4 percent DV plant-based protein per serving.
- 59 percent DV Vitamin C per serving.
- 26 percent DV Vitamin A per serving.
Need I say anything more.This powerhouse smoothie is a great way to keep your immune system in balance and prevent the common cold and reduce inflammation. Thanks to the Vitamin A & Vitamin C content. Given that it's high fiber and low fat it's can aid weight loss too. Although the carbohydrate content is high, these are good complex carbohydrates, which provide high fiber and nutritional mineral and vitamins. Not to forget, this Vegan Tropical Butternut Squash Smoothie is loaded with antioxidants too.
Honestly, I love this smoothie for its taste and its nutritional value. A perfect way to kick-start your busy mornings. Just toss in the ingredients in a blender, a couple blitz and you are done. A glass of nutrition, ready for you. I have even made a mocktail out of this but will keep that for another day. I know I am going to be making many more variations of this.
If you like this recipe, share it with someone who is looking to boost their immunity or has diet restrictions like vegan or dairy-free. Know of someone who is conscious about low calorie or low-fat food, share it with them too.
- 1/4 cup mango (frozen)
- 1/4 cup pineapple chunks (frozen)
- 1/4 cup butternut squash (frozen)
- 8 oz. coconut water
- 1 inch ginger root
- 6 basil or mint leaves
- Use fresh produce and freeze it in a ziplock the night before.
- Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until you get a smoothie consistency. If you find the smoothie too thick, add some more coconut water to water it down.
- Garnish it with mint or basil leaves or even berries and enjoy.
Low fat, as low as 1 percent DV per serving.
High fiber with 14 percent DV per serving.
4 percent DV plant-based protein per serving.
59 percent DV Vitamin C per serving.
26 percent DV Vitamin A per serving.
Nutrition InformationServing Size 12 oz.
Amount Per Serving Calories 78