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Fit 4 Life | Quick and healthy Pumpkin Smoothie

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:07 AMMarvin Gordon
The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life fitness coach, Marvin Gordon, creating the nutritious, delicious Pumpkin Smoothie with Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn at the Life Fit Training Centre, 15 3/4 Red Hills Road, St Andrew.
The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life fitness coach, Marvin Gordon, creating the nutritious, delicious Pumpkin Smoothie with Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn at the Life Fit Training Centre, 15 3/4 Red Hills Road, St Andrew.
The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life fitness coach, Marvin Gordon, creating the nutritious, delicious Pumpkin Smoothie with Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn at the Life Fit Training Centre, 15 3/4 Red Hills Road, St Andrew.
The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life fitness coach, Marvin Gordon, creating the nutritious, delicious Pumpkin Smoothie with Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn at the Life Fit Training Centre, 15 3/4 Red Hills Road, St Andrew.
Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn sampling the Pumpkin Smoothie, as The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life fitness coach, Marvin Gordon awaits the verdict.
The nutritious, delicious Pumpkin Smoothie, courtesy of The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life fitness coach, Marvin Gordon.
The nutritious, delicious Pumpkin Smoothie, courtesy of The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life fitness coach, Marvin Gordon.
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Eating healthy does not have to be boring or time-consuming. The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life dropped by Life Fit Training Centre's Juicy juice bar on Red Hills Road, St Andrew to see if our smoothies could stand up to Olympian Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn's standards.

This week, we bring you the first of those recipes - a delicious pumpkin smoothie. This pumpkin smoothie is the perfect way to replace heavy carbs and processed foods with a more wholesome meal.

So, ditch the bread for a few mornings each week, try it out, and tell us what you think on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter #fit4lifeja

[See demonstration video at jamaica-gleaner.com/videos on how to create your own Pumpkin Smoothie]

Pumpkin Smoothie

1 cup Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Milk

1/2 cup Foska Oats

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1/2 cup (Greek) yogurt

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Splash vanilla

1 frozen banana

Combine ingredients in a blender and blend. Serves two.

- Marvin Gordon is a fitness coach. Email: marvin.gordon@physiqueandfunction.com; yourhealth@gleanerjm.com