Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (another one!)

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It’s getting to be that time of year again, when we all start craving pumpkin everything! Here’s a slightly different pumpkin smoothie that is just as delicious as the recipe we posted last fall (see here!). Pumpkin is a great source of  vitamin A (great for you teeth, skin and eyes) and potassium (essential for nerve and muscle function). Here’s the perfect recipe to transition your summer smoothie into fall. (Make sure to buy plain canned pumpkin and not canned pumpkin pie mix!)

 

Ingredients:

1 banana, frozen
~3/4 cup lite, unsweetened coconut milk (or other non-dairy milk)
1/2 can pureed pumpkin
1 tsp cinnamon
1 dash nutmeg
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract (see my recipe for homemade vanilla extract in this post)
*optional: add a dash of maple syrup if you like a little added sweetness, I prefer to omit added sugars when I can!

 

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients in blender and mix until smooth.

2. Sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice and chia seeds on top if you like!

 

 

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 About Tracy Konoske, MS, RDN

meet_tracyTracy Konoske is an eclectic clinician and uses a blend of natural, integrative, functional, and personalized medicine to help her patients feel their best.  Tracy understands that there are 4 drivers of chronic disease:  Toxins, Infections, Stress, and Diet.  And it's often a combination of all 4 that lead to a chronic health condition, and thus it takes a treatment plan addressing each of the 4 to resolve and reclaim good health.  Tracy has recovered from 2 "perfect storm" situations which had drastic effects on her health and led to multiple mystery illnesses and diagnosis including Lyme.

By reducing the burden of these triggers, Tracy is successfully resolving:

  • Fatigue (anemia's, adrenals, thyroid-related, chronic fatigue syndrome, ME-CFS)
  • Auto Immune Conditions (Hashimoto's, Lupus, MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Celiac)
  • Mental Health Conditions (anxiety, depression, OCD, ADD/ADHD)
  • Cognitive Dysfunction (trouble concentrating, forgetfulness, symptoms of early Alzheimer's)
  • Digestive Disorders (low hydrochloric acid, "leaky gut", Candida Albicans, Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth SIBO, IBS, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Migraines and chronic headaches
If you've one or more of the above-mentioned conditions, or have been told you have Lyme or chronic Lyme,  there's a good chance you are in the right place.If you have a history of chronic sore throats, tonsillitis or tonsillectomy, mononucleosis, glandular fever, shingles, and/or cold sores, there's a good chance you are in the right place.

There are no coincidences.  All good things come from God.