Delicata squash is my all time favorite squash, and it's only available in October in the Northeast. I just stocked up on delicata squash at Trader Joe's and I'm in heaven!
It's chock full of goodness with loads of vitamin A and C, it's fat free, cholesterol free and sodium free. If you're a vegan or a vegetarian it's a great source of essential nutrients and it's SO easy to make. You don't even have to peel the squash, just wash, prep and bake.
When picking your squash make sure it's firm and has an even cream color. A ripe delicata squash will be yellow with green striations on its rind. This recipe is easy! The only other ingredients are olive oil and salt. I use Trader Joe's Pink Himalayan Salt.
Here's my go to recipe for this golden goodness . . .
This is a daily staple in my home… wherever I roam!
When I lived with my daughter and her husband, for about a year after the fire, I made sure we ALL started the day with a green smoothie. I'm often told those smoothies are missed the most (and the french braiding services for my daughter). Ha!
These days I've got my daughter-in-law and two grandkiddies drinking green smoothies. At first they weren't too sure about the green drink, but once they had a taste we had a hit!
The Mango Banana Green Smoothie is delicious, nutritious and a GREAT way to jumpstart your morning self care ritual. Even better, it's easy peasy!
Of course, it always helps to have the best tools to work with. My favorite smoothie blender – for the past 8 years – has been a Vitamix. I was at an Argentine Tango Festival in Chicago when I was seriously turned on to raw foods. But … that's a story for another day.
Enjoy the delicious Mango Banana Green Smoothie and let me know what you think below.
p.s. And the grandkiddies earn points for drinking a green smoothie so there's a built in health incentive.