Recipe: Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Smoothie

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Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Smoothie

Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Smoothie

Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Smoothie

This recipe has the fiber from pumpkin and chia seeds and the protein and probiotics of kefir.   

AuthorChuckH
DifficultyBeginner

A delicious mixture of pear, banana, kefir, pumpkin, and chia seeds. The cook time is blender time. Each serving has 10 grams of fiber.

Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Smoothie

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time1 minTotal Time6 mins

Ingredients:

 1 cup nonfat kefir
 1 pear
 1 banana
 1 tbsp cacao powder
 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
 1 tbsp chia seeds
 1 cup Ice

Directions:

1

Place ingredients in a blender.

2

Blend until smooth.

3

Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 12 ounces

Servings 2


Amount Per Serving
Calories 221Calories from Fat 60
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1.7g9%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 62mg3%
Potassium 54mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 39g13%
Dietary Fiber 9.9g40%
Sugars 20g
Protein 11g22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Notes:
  1. This recipe has less than 500 calories per serving. I usually have it with a serving of Beanitos Tortilla chips or in a high fiber taco shell. More to come on tortilla chips and wrap choices in a future article.
  2. Hatch chiles are also called Anaheim, green, or New Mexico chiles.

Ingredients

 1 cup nonfat kefir
 1 pear
 1 banana
 1 tbsp cacao powder
 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
 1 tbsp chia seeds
 1 cup Ice

Directions

1

Place ingredients in a blender.

2

Blend until smooth.

3

Enjoy!

Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Smoothie

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About the Author

ChuckH
I am a family physician who has served in the US Army. In 2016, I found myself overweight, out of shape, and unhealthy, so I made a change to improve my health. This blog is the chronology of my path to better health and what I have learned along the way.

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