Tropical and Pumpkin (Yes, Pumpkin) Smoothie

Our family loves, loves, loves smoothies.  And, I’ve found them to be a great way to get not only some fruits but some veggies, as well.  Here’s one that your whole family will like (just don’t mention the pumpkin part, right?):

Tropical and Pumpkin Smoothie

Serves: 4

1 cup OJ
1/2 cup organic plain yogurt
1 banana
1/4 cup pure pumpkin puree (or sweet potato puree)
2 handfuls frozen, cubed mango
2 handfuls frozen, cubed pinneapple
– 2 T elderberry concentrate (we’ve been taking this for an extra immune boost)
– 2 T ground flaxseed  (Why eat flaxseed?)

Blend in your blender and enjoy!


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  5. Berenice says

    Hello, I want to know what does OJ means¿ thank You LOVE UR BLOG AND RECIPES!!

    • Rachel says

      OJ is short for orange juice. Sorry, I should have written it out.

  6. Patricia says

    Thanks for the inspiration! I used pumpkin, leftover papaya chunks, banana, flax, and yogurt to make a quick shake for my 26 month old and I for morning snack today. She drank it all up and even asked for more. We live in India and are trying to eat healthy. I enjoy your blog as you use ingredients I can get here as well. Thanks so much!

    • Rachel says

      That’s so great to hear that you can use our blog halfway across the world! Papaya chunks sound yummy.

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