I’m finally settling back into my routine. I’ve had so much fun hanging out with the family and I have to admit that I did a fair share of holiday eating. If you are anything like me you too have been overindulging this holiday season, no guilt needed. Anyway, the year isn’t over yet and as many of you are thinking of what 2016 will bring, my hope is that it’s more health, happiness, and wholeness for you and all your loved ones.
Butternut Squash Sweet Surprise Juice
Here is a great juice recipe to get you started. Butternut squash sweet surprise juice, is a healthy way to start the new year while still enjoying the holiday season. If you like this recipe be sure to sign up for my newsletter!Print
Butternut Squash Sweet Surprise
Simple and sweet juice recipe.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 2 mins
- Total Time: 7 mins
- 1 large butternut squash
- 2–4 apples
- 2–4 oranges
- 1 cucumber
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 tsp of cinnamon (optional)
- Clean & chop produce.
- Slowly feed ingredients into your juicer.
- Strain & pour in a tall glass with a dash of cinnamon. Enjoy!
Depending on the desired sweetness use 2-4 apples and oranges for this recipe. When making this for myself I use 2 of each but when it’s for the family I use 4 of each. Modify to your liking.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 557
- Sugar: 104g
- Sodium: 16mg
- Fat: 2g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Unsaturated Fat: 1g
- Carbohydrates: 142g
- Fiber: 28g
- Protein: 8g
I hope you give this butternut squash juice recipe a try and if you do let us know what you think! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to take a picture and tag me on Instagram @LiveSimplyNatural! I love to see what you come up with. Stay tuned :)
Butternut Squash is an important source of many nutrients, including vitamin C, magnesium, and other antioxidant compounds. The anti-inflammatory properties in squash with the presence of omega-3 fatty acids, carotenoids like lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-carotene can certainly help with arthritis and gout, studies on squash have specifically linked its impact to reducing gastric and duodenal ulcer reduction, as well as to general anti-inflammation of the cardiovascular system. Squash also helps to improve the quality of your sight, boost skin health, strengthen the immune system, build strong bones, reduce symptoms of insomnia, increase prostate health, protect against birth defects, boost respiratory health, and reduce blood pressure. The magnesium and potassium present in squash form a very effective defensive line against cardiovascular issues. Butternut squash is high in vitamin A, as well as significant amounts of vitamins C, E, B6, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, and folate. In terms of minerals, squash contain magnesium, potassium, manganese, copper, phosphorous, calcium, and iron. They are also a very good source of carotenoids and other important anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds.
Omg! This recipe is delicious! Thank you for taking the time to share it with us. Cheers!
This butternut sweet juice recipe is really amazing. I love this recipe and want to cook it. Thanks for sharing such an awesome recipe.
Do I need to skin the butternut squash, I know this is probably a stupid question but I need to know, I make these fruit & vegetable juices for my dad because he is not well, and I know juice won’t cure him but it’s good for him Thanks xx
Yes, I would take off the skin so it doesn’t over work your juicer. I’m sure the juices are helping him feel better :)
Wow, I’ll definitely try your brilliant recipe. I’m a butternut grower who’s been looking for creative ideas of processing butternuts. If all goes well, I’ll try going commercial about it. I’m sure South African, can do with such a healthy juice. Please keep in touch so we can explore the possibility of putting into supermarkets.
That’s great! I hope you enjoy it :)