On Guard Pumpkin Smoothie

On Guard Pumpkin Smoothing_350x319This On Guard Pumpkin Smoothie is a delicious and healthy fall treat. Forget about Pumpkin Spice Lattes, this recipe using the essential oil protective blend, is healthier than fancy fall drinks. Sure, the ingredients are healthier, but the flavor is enhanced by the clove essential oil contained in the On Guard essential oil blend.

This delicious treat has all the flavors you would expect for a fall drink, but the On Guard Protective Blend make it good for you with healthy ingredients.

On Guard Pumpkin Smoothie Health Highlights

Almond Milk. This type of milk is cholesterol free which can help enable a healthy heart. Almond milk can also aid in maintaining and lowering blood pressure. Almond milk, like dairy milk, is known for its high content of various vitamins and minerals; however, the almonds contain extra nutrients and minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and zinc.

Pumpkin. A vegetable that is much more than a Halloween decoration or pie filling. Pumpkin is a great source of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene can help decrease the development of particular cancers, such as prostate cancer, and can contribute to reducing risks of getting heart disease and asthma. The potassium contained within pumpkins can have a positive effect on blood pressure. Pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin can be used as a replacement for butter or oil in baking recipes.

Banana. Potassium is a significant nutrient found in bananas. Consuming a good amount of potassium and lowering intake of sodium are great choices to help reduce risks of cardiovascular disease and heart disease. Bananas are also an excellent food choice when fighting off viruses because they are easily digested and can get you nutrients without making your stomach upset. Eating bananas could help lower blood pressure and reduce the risks of cancer.

On Guard Protective Blend. doTERRA On Guard Essential Oil BlendA proprietary essential oil blend provides a natural and effective alternative for immune support. This blend protects against environmental and seasonal threats with essential oils known for their positive effects on the immune system. Taken internally can help support a healthy immune and cardiovascular functions.

On Guard Pumpkin Smoothie Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie seasoning
  • 2-3 drops doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend
  • 1 cup ice

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. This recipe makes four servings.  If desired, top each serving with a dollop of whipped cream and a dash of pumpkin pie seasoning.

This smoothie is a great after-school treat and is packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Not only does it taste good, but it’s good for you and you know what’s in it since you made it yourself.