Start Your Day With This Butternut Squash and Coconut Smoothie

Start Your Day With This Butternut Squash and Coconut Smoothie

Find a healthy start to your day by sipping on this butternut squash and coconut smoothie, created by Chef and Food Stylist Megan Mitchell. It’s simply a genius way to enjoy the sweet taste and nutritional benefits of butternut squash…and it tastes like pumpkin pie!

This golden gourd supplies carbs to fuel you through your morning workout plus a dose of vitamins A, C, and E. By blending butternut squash with Ladder Plant Protein, you also prepare your body for post-workout muscle repair.

Our protein-packed smoothie contains only 2 grams of added sugar and takes as little as 15 minutes to make! Because it’s a smoothie, you can add or leave out whatever you’d like. Other fruits and foods and that go well in butternut squash include:

  • Dates
  • Bananas
  • Mango
  • Power greens
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Chia seeds
  • Hemp seeds

For this recipe, Megan blended coconut milk in our smoothie for a splash of creaminess, but feel free to substitute it with whatever milk you like. While you can also add coconut oil to the smoothie, it’s not recommended. Coconut oil is typically solid below 78 degrees F, and we assume you’ll want to enjoy this smoothie well-chilled.

Get an extra kick of protein in your smoothies and shakes by adding Ladder Whey or Plant Protein! Shop all premium Ladder supplements here.

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Butternut Squash and Coconut Smoothie

Butternut squash soup? We've got something better. Sip on this sweet and nutty smoothie for another way to eat your favorite winter squash.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 440 kcal

Ingredients

  • cups water divided use
  • cup frozen butternut squash (or sweet potato) cubes
  • 1 cup ice
  • ½ cup canned lite coconut milk
  • 1 scoop Ladder Vanilla Plant Protein
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 1 Tbsp. all-natural almond butter
  • 1 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Bring 2 cups water to a gentle boil in a small pot with a steamer basket over medium-high heat; add butternut squash (or sweet potato) to steamer basket. Steam for 10 minutes, or until tender. Drain; place butternut squash (or sweet potato) in refrigerator. Chill for 10 minutes, or until cool.

  2. Place butternut squash (or sweet potato), ice, remaining ½ cup water, coconut milk, Ladder Plant Protein, dates, almond butter, coconut, chia seeds, and cinnamon in a blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Butternut Squash and Coconut Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 440 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 59mg3%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 32g64%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Butternut Squash and Coconut Smoothie

Recipe by Megan Mitchell

Trinh Le

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Trinh is a registered dietitian by day, blogger at Fearless Food by night. She loves helping folks develop a better relationship with food, which includes lots of cooking, eating and learning about nutrition. When she’s not snapping mouthwatering shots of (mostly) healthy food, you can find Trinh HIIT-ing it at her local gym. Follow her on Twitter.