Fast Thanksgiving recipe: Festive squash smoothie

I enjoy having a nice creamy smoothie in the morning. It fills me up and only takes moments to prepare. They are great to have on the go or as a quick snack during the day as a pick me up.

The holidays are just around the corner and nothing quite says Thanksgiving better than a nice orange squash!

How about starting your day off right with a nice healthy and festive smoothie? This can be enjoyed all year long of course, but it will taste even better on Thanksgiving morning!

Here’s what you will need

  • 1/2 acorn squash
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/4 cup of ground up oats
  • 1/4 cup of raisins plus 1/4 cup of water or another sweetener such dates, honey, agave, and maple syrup.
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon or more of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon or more of all-spice


  • protein powder
  • ground up flax seeds
  • replace pumpkin with squash

Here’s what to do

  • Peal 1/2 the acorn squash.
  • Cut into chunks.
  • Place the pieces in the food processor and blend with about 1/2 cup of the water.
  • Add remaining ingredients as well as the additional 1/2 cup of water and blend until creamy.
  • Place the smoothie in the fridge or freezer until chilled. I found it tasted much better that way.


  • Blend the raisins with the 1/4 cup of water to make a paste. Set the raisin paste aside. Grind the oatmeal into a fine powder. I do these two steps because it makes drinking from a  straw more fun and easier for my little one to drink as well.
  • I added more than 1 teaspoon of cinnamon because I am a addicted to the spice.

The color of the smoothie was not what I was hoping. Seeing as the raisins are brown this changed the appearance of the smoothie. I wanted orange and got a brownish color. Oh well! It still tasted delicious.

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Stephanie Moram is the Good Girl Gone Green. She is a tree hugger; she is almost vegan; she is trying her best to make a difference on this planet. To say Stephanie is passionate about “all things green” and simply calling her passion environmentalism is an understatement! She wants to be the voice of change that will help others make their positive contribution to the environment. You can find Stephanie making a difference at her site, Good Girl Gone Green, or on twitter at GGirlGGreen.

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  • Becky Striepe

    This looks amazing! Do you use the squash raw or cooked?

    • Good Girl Gone Green

      I used it raw for the smoothie. But I am sure it would taste good cooked! :)