It’s October--which means fall madness: apple picking, questionable Halloween costumes, and the inevitable pumpkin-flavored everything. We get it. Pumpkins are the bomb; they’re delicious. They’re also rich in beta-carotene which helps reduce the risk of cancer, they protect you against heart disease, and delay aging and body degeneration. And let's not forget all of the fiber, potassium, and vitamin C they come with.
What we don’t get? Pumpkin flavored food. Food and drink that has been artificially flavored (generally with a couple of chemical compounds called sabinene or eugenol) and colored orange with the artificial color Citrus Red No. 2 (21 CFR 74.302(c)).
So what’s a person to do when in need of actual pumpkin awesome-ness?
You probably already know where we’re going with this. Yes, it’s true: REAL GOOD is making a seasonal pumpkin smoothie with nothing but the good, real stuff. We took a little trip to Arthur Amish Farm for fresh, local pumpkins grown for eating and baking. We’re roasting them in-house and blending them up with almond milk, banana, a date, a splash of honey and our own mix of organic spices. We’ll even top it off with some whipped coconut cream--just a little dollop!
The best freakin’ part about our pumpkin smoothie is that it’s 300 calories, so no need to feel bad about a thing. We’re talking health, sustenance, and deliciousness. Can you say “complete package?”
Put down the artificially-flavored pumpkin mess and pick up the #realgood stuff.