Pumpkin in April? Yes! Pumpkin is no longer relegated to fall fare. You heard it here first!
Ok. Maybe not. But seriously you guys. Canned pumpkin is a healthy staple you should always have in your pantry. It is chock full of all kinds of good stuff, including Vitamin A and fiber.
Not only is pumpkin highly nutritious, it is also a great way to reduce the fat in your favorite sauces, a delicious addition to your breakfast oatmeal and is wonderful in smoothies! Worried that you won’t use an entire can in your recipe? No worries. Canned pumpkin freezes beautifully! Simply freeze it in small portions so you can pull it out when you’re ready to use! (Quick hint: once it’s in the bag, pat it out as flat as possible…it’s easier to store and will defrost in a snap!)
Today, I’ve got a filling and super healthy smoothie recipe that features pumpkin and chocolate.
I’ve also thrown oatmeal in to make this smoothie a true breakfast in a glass. The cinnamon is optional, but you should totally try it – the flavor is subtle and unexpectedly delicious!
Extra bonus? Kids love it!
So take your preconceived pumpkin puree notions and toss them aside. Pumpkin is for year round, ya’ll!