You can get all sorts of nutrients, minerals and vitamins into your body with smoothies. Halloween themed smoothies are perfect for this time of year. It’s even better if you make them with whole foods. Here are my picks for amazing quick and easy Healthy Halloween Smoothies.
When you think of smoothies, you typically picture a tall, cool glass of thick dreaminess made with some kind of puréed fruit and mixed with milk or yogurt or even ice cream.
But guess what? Those last three ingredients are not considered whole foods. Sorry to burst your whole food bubble. No worries, though. You can easily recreate that thick and creamy smoothie consistency with whole food ingredients.
You’re going to love these delicious and healthy Halloween smoothies made with whole food.
One way to get that traditional smoothie consistency is to use frozen fruit like the ones used in these three healthy Halloween smoothies. With these recipes, you’ll be able to stick to your whole food diet and enjoy a delicious Halloween treat.
3 Amazing Quick and Easy Halloween Smoothies
Blood of Dracula Smoothie
With only two ingredients, this is one of the easiest healthy Halloween smoothies you can make. Also, it’s natural sweetness will stave off any signs of a sweet tooth craving. And with a few optional ingredients, you can up the nutrient content even more.
- 1 cup frozen cherries
- 1 cup of juice from blood oranges
- Blend all the ingredients to a smooth consistency.
- Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!
- For added protein, add a scoop of protein powder. Chocolate flavored powder would go nicely with the orange and cherry flavor.
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Halloween Pumpkin Smoothie
Pumpkin is an excellent choice for making healthy Halloween smoothies. That’s because they contain carotenoids which help fight cancer and keep your vision healthy. In addition, pumpkins have high levels of potassium which help maintain a healthy blood pressure.
Here’s something else you may not know about pumpkin. Canned pumpkin is just as good, if not better, than fresh pumpkin. Just make sure to check the label and stick with the ones with no preservatives or added sugar.
To save time, prep all the ingredients except the ice cubes the night before. Then put them in the blender carafe, pop the carafe in the freezer, and when you wake up add the ice cubes and blend away.
- 1/2 cup green apples
- 1/2 cup juice from apples
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger
- 3 ounces fresh or canned pumpkin
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- Blend all ingredients until evenly mixed. It’s that simple!
- This treat is low in carbs and calories and high in nutrition. Win-win!
- Want to up the protein count? Then add a scoop of protein powder. Try a vanilla flavored powder for this recipe.
- Want to also up the fiber content? Then add a couple of handfuls of spinach or kale to the mixture before blending.
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Tastes Like Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
For a lot of people, Halloween brings to mind thoughts of pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns. Here’s the perfect Halloween pumpkin recipe with delicious flavors that make you think of grandma’s delicious pumpkin pie.
This smoothie is another one you can prep in advance and keep in the fridge until morning when you’re ready to add the ice cubes and blend away.
- 1 cup fresh or canned pumpkin
- 1 or 2 tbsp. honey (raw and to taste (leave out if Whole30))
- 1 tsp. cinnamon powder
- 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1 egg (optional)
- 6 ice cubes
- Blend all the ingredients until mixed evenly and to desired consistency. Easy peasy!
- Try adding or reducing the amount of pumpkin, cinnamon, honey and nutmeg you use to create a frothy Halloween treat you’ll enjoy.
- Add a scoop of protein powder to increase the protein count. Vanilla would taste great with this recipe.
- Add a handful of spinach or kale to increase the amount of fiber.
Set the Scene
Now that you have your healthy Halloween smoothies, let’s set the scene for a spooky Halloween. Here are my top recommendations to really get into the season.
For cups, how fun would it be to pour your drink into these cheeky Chloe and Madison”Drink Up Witches” pint Glass.
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Have A Happy And Tasty Halloween!
So you see, you can easily make treats like healthy Halloween smoothies with all sorts of fruits and flavors while still sticking with whole food ingredients. Go ahead and experiment with other fruits and see what yummy treats you can come up with.
How About You?
Which smoothie will you try? Or do you have a favorite smoothie recipe that’s made with whole food? Let me know in the comments below, I’m always looking for new ideas.