The Perfect Smoothie to Start Your Fall: Pumpkin & Banana for Kidney Health

Pumpkin is not only a lovely trademark of autumn and the impending holidays, it’s also a very popular ingredient and flavoring wherever you turn! What you may not be aware of, however, is that it also contains kidney-friendly beta carotene which is great for healthy skin and may even stop wrinkles. Banana and nuts have lots of potassium which help lower blood pressure and oats are great for the heart and the kidneys.

¾ cup soy milk, unsweetened
1/3 cup 100% pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
1/3 cup banana slices, frozen ahead of time
1/3 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 cup oat flakes (from a box of old fashion oats)
1 T 100% peanut butter, unsalted
Place all ingredients in blender and mix until smooth. Add more soy milk for a thinner consistency.

Nutrition Values
Calories 300
Fat 11 g
Protein 11 g
Fiber 7g
Calcium 201mg
Sodium 60mg
Phosphorus 230mg
Potassium 720mg