Squash Smoothie and Latest Workouts

by Peachy Palate on April 3, 2012

I’m a squash addict and I’d happily eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or all three one after the other.

Working out in the morning and running in the evening has me craving cool and creamy foods like no bodies business. Hot meals post or pre workout just don’t float my boat. My first meal of the day, not always pictured, is usually in the form of a smoothie or super sized fruit bowl topped with yoghurt, dried fruit and nuts or some granola.

Whilst roasting a whole squash last night (for one of my all time favourite squash dishes for lunch today…recipe shall be up this week), I contemplated eating the soon to be left over half for dinner. As much as I love squash my craving for all things cool, in the literal sense, was fighting strong.

There was only one thing for it….

A super duper butternut squash and pecan nut smoothie. Thick, creamy, and freezing cold! Once the squash came out of the oven and was pureed I stuck it in the freezer so it would be ready and waiting when I returned from my run.

Almond milk, coconut milk, squash, frozen banana, pecans, flax, maple and a good dash of cinnamon all topped off with currants, coconut and more chopped pecans..to die for! I took my time over this one and in the end had an urge to lick the bowl clean. It was a finger licking moment. I have a serious gripe when it comes to smoothies/soups/yoghurt and how when you transfer it to dish you inevitably end up leaving a whole heap of it around the edge of it’s original vessel and subsequently in the new one you choose to eat it from! Is it just me?!

A teaspoon was used to dig in and stir through those chewy crunchy toppings!

On the workout front I’ve been a bit neglectful in terms of posting the new circuits I’ve been trying so here’s my Tuesday trio catch up…

  • 3-2-1 Circuit Workout – Sweet Tooth Court (hard core, brilliant!)
  • At Home Cardio Blast – PB Fingers (different my the usual circuits I do, one to be repeated!)
  • Weekend Slim Down – Fitness Magazine (I did these two workouts back to back three times over in about 30 minutes on a weekday morning, loved it!)

Each one of these was completed once last week along with the Full Body Superset Workout and the Feel the Burn Circuit Workout… 5 days, 5 workouts, 6*6km runs and one rest day!

In case you missed it last week I signed up for the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon which is taking place in June… If you to make a donation to go towards treatment for those who otherwise can’t afford it in the Marino Therapy Centre for Eating Disorders you can do so via the Paypal Donate button on this page.

Not forgetting that amazing butternut squash smoothie…recipe below Smile

Vegan Butternut Squash Smoothie

Print this easy peasy recipe Print this easy peasy recipe

Servings – 1

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Ingredients

Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup chilled/frozen butternut squash puree
  • 1 small frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp ground flax
  • 1 tbsp chopped pecan nuts
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp – 1 tsp cinnamon depending on taste

Toppings

  • 1 tbsp currants
  • 1 tsp desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 tbsp chopped pecan nuts
  • 1 tsp maple syrup to drizzle

Directions

  1. Blend together all smoothie ingredients until smooth and creamy.
  2. Serve topped with currants, coconut, pecans and a drizzle of maple.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Genevieve April 4, 2012 at 6:04 pm

I’ve never tried drinking my butternut squash before, but this smoothie sounds amazing! Now that I know I can freeze pureed squash, I will definitely keep this in mind the next time I have leftover squash!

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Peachy Palate April 4, 2012 at 7:14 pm

It’s amazing, makes having a smoothie for dinner all the more acceptable!

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kristle December 27, 2012 at 11:30 pm

was looking thru your recipes to find some use for my extra roasted butternut. this was so delish as a post workout smoothie, threw some protein powder in there. hit the spot, even though its the middle of winter. def need to cuddle under a blanket after drinking this badboy down :)

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