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A Thanksgiving Smoothie

Now this is one liquid diet we can subscribe to! This Hemsley smoothie gets 5 Sous Stars out of 5...

We’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving for our American friends, for our British friends living in America, and because taking the time to sit and eat with the people we love sounds pretty damn good to us!

To kick things off, we have a deliciously creamy and nourishing breakfast smoothie, made with all the classic celebratory ingredients. This pumpkin smoothie tastes better than dessert! Our friends across the pond in the States will have access to fresh cranberries but for most of us, we’ll have to rely on some tart green apples until Christmas with some dried cranberries for flavor (choose unsweetened or apple sweetened). We’ve tempered the sour tang of the cranberry with sweet cooked squash—even better if it’s roasted or baked to include it’s caramelized edges—and the rich sweetness of pecans. We love nothing better than to enjoy this warm, using squash hot from the oven, or you can gently heat the finished smoothie on the stove.

Ingredients:
Serves 1 (we’ll be making a huge jug and will be using organic ingredients)

80g cold or hot roasted, baked, or steamed squash
(remove any burnt or tough skin—otherwise we keep it in there)
50g fresh cranberries
(40g fresh plus 10g dried cranberries is a little sweeter) or 50g green apple
12 whole pecans
(ideally, soaked for at least 7 hours in filtered water with a pinch of sea salt, rinsed and drained—this makes them easier to digest)
250ml coconut water
A pinch of ground cinnamon
Optional: ½ tsp ground turmeric, raw pasture reared organic egg yolk and some chia)

Directions:
Blend all ingredients together and serve!

To really fuel up for the day ahead—especially if it’s post workout or you’ll be having a late lunch—include an organic fresh raw egg yolk (gives an extra creamy vanilla flavor) and some protein-packed chia seeds.

xx Jasmine and Melissa

So what do you think? Will you give it a shot these holidays? Stay tuned for more of our favorite Hemsley & Hemsley Thanksgiving recipes, later this afternoon. E-mail us pippa@sousstyle.com and gillian@soustyle.com