Chai-Infused Pumpkin Keto Smoothie (low-carb, keto, vegan, paleo, nut-free + sugar-free)

Chai-Infused Pumpkin Keto Smoothie #lowcarb #keto #vegan #paleo #nutfree #sugarfree #nonGMO

Celebrating Non-GMO month with Natural Vitality and a tall Chai-Infused Pumpkin Keto Smoothie. Fresh pureed pumpkin, vanilla bean, chai tea and healthy fats round off this festive, refreshing, keto treat.

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October is Non-GMO month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about what GMO’s are and the risk they pose to our health. My friends at Natural Vitality (the brilliant creators of our favorite powdered magnesium supplement, CALM) created a free eBook on the inspiring world of GMO-free living. Where they’ve included some GMO basics to simplify what can be a confusing and overwhelming topic. Plus, you’ll find lots of tips and expert advice for living GMO-light.

Calmfully Non-GMO eBook

As a subscriber to their newsletter, I received their newest book Calmfully Non-GMO when it launched a couple of days ago. Truth be told, I don’t know too much about GMO’s and living GMO-free living and found their 33-page guide pretty darn cool.

And I was pretty excited when I read through the pages that I wanted to share this (free) guide with you and highlight one of my favorite recipes from the eBook.

Calmfully Non-GMO eBook

I knew that GMO’s were bad news, but was blown away to learn that America is an odd one out on the issue of GMO safety. In more than sixty countries around the world, including Australia, Japan and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs, according to the Non-GMO Project.

What I love about the Non-GMO eBook is that it provides readers with step-by-step instruction on living GMO-light – a balance of being conscious to the GMO issue out there, but still living. With 2 easy ways to avoiding GMO’s, 4 steps to living GMO-light, and being inspired by leaders in the GMO-free community.

And there are recipes!

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I recreated the Chai-Infused Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (page 28), and adjusted a couple of things here and there for the keto-inclined.

Get the recipe by downloading your free copy of the Calmfully Non-GMO eBook from Natural Vitality.

If you’re following a keto, high-fat, Fat Fueled eating style…

  • The original recipe in the book is great for after a workout. Add protein powder such as grass-fed collagen and use brewed chai tea or the dairy-free milk outlined in the recipe. For more on carbing up and using timed carbohydrates after workouts, get on the list for my new book, Fat Fueled.
  • The original recipe can be altered slightly (as I did) to make it more keto-friendly for anytime of day. Replace the bananas with ½ fresh or frozen avocado and switch the dairy-free milk for full-fat coconut milk to take the healthy fats to a whole new level. You could even add some coconut oil or MCT oil, too!
Did you know MCT oil also comes in powdered form? Ya! In its powdered state, it's much easier to use, travel with, and incorporate into your favorite recipes. Plus, if you've experienced digestive issues with MCT oil before, MCT oil powder is a lot gentler on the gut. Check out my favorite brand of MCT oil powder here.

I used an heirloom pumpkin from our local health food store, but any (non-GMO) pumpkin puree would do the trick for this keto recipe.

Chai-Infused Pumpkin Keto Smoothie #lowcarb #keto #vegan #paleo #nutfree #sugarfree #nonGMO

If; like me, you are curious about what switching to living GMO-light may look like for you, Calmfully Non-GMO eBook may be a great starting off point for you as it has been for me. While much of what I eat is naturally free from GMO’s without me even knowing it, it was cool to see yet another reason why eating whole foods is so darn important for my health beyond the classic nutrition conversation.

Cheers (with our keto pumpkin smoothies) to healthful living ;)

Is your intention to eat Non-GMO? What sparked your interested in GMO-free living? And, what steps and strategies do you use to avoid them?

Chai-Infused Pumpkin Keto Smoothie #lowcarb #keto #vegan #paleo #nutfree #sugarfree #nonGMO

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  1. Oh, man. I found your site and I was really excited. I’d love to learn more about eating healthy without a bunch if weight loss or weight shaming posts thrown in. I also want to eat more vegan, and its great to get recipes without militant vegan propaganda. And then I click on this link. Not only are GMOs safe to consume, this is just one big ad! I would have ignored that and pinned this, but the recipe isn’t even on this page, I have to download some book! Super disappointing. If you’re interested, GMOs have been proven safe. Repeatedly. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-people-oppose-gmos-even-though-science-says-they-are-safe/ https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2013/10/08/with-2000-global-studies-confirming-safety-gm-foods-among-most-analyzed-subject-in-science/

  2. Oh my…I guess I just assumed you were very GMO savvy. I’ve been consciously doing my best to avoid them for years, and yes, the US is in pretty bad shape that way; clearly duped by companies such as Monsanto who do deceptive advertising and basically poison our food here. We are woefully deficient in regulating healthy food. Check out Institute for Responsible Technology some time; Jeffrey Smith has been researching and doing his best to educate us. Thank goodness people are starting to be a little more informed, but its difficult and is a high mountain to climb just to be able to get legislation passed to ensure proper labeling and know if our food contains GMOs or not. P.S. I look forward to trying this recipe!

  3. Oh my…I guess I just assumed you were very GMO savvy. I’ve been consciously doing my best to avoid them for years, and yes, the US is in pretty bad shape that way; clearly duped by companies such as Monsanto who do deceptive advertising and basically poison our food here. We are woefully deficient in regulating healthy food. Check out Institute for Responsible Technology some time; Jeffrey Smith has been researching and doing his best to educate us. Thank goodness people are starting to be a little more informed, but its difficult and is a high mountain to climb just to be able to get legislation passed to ensure proper labeling and know if our food contains GMOs or not. P.S. I look forward to trying this recipe!

    • Hey! It hasn’t been too big of an issue in Canada until about a year ago… so now I’m schooling myself in the ways of GMO!

  4. Hi Leanne . . .

    I just found your site. Wow!!! I love your articulate, full-spectrum approach to the joys & science of eating.

    With everything from taste-tiered, tummy-tickling recipes to the science behind them, you’re my kinda girl!

    I’ll be back, for sure, as your work is exceptional. Thanks again!

    ~ Sheila

  5. Wouldn’t the carbs from the pumpkin cause a blood sugar spike? Especially in smoothie form. Pumpkin isn’t a keto approved food as far as I’m aware…

    • Hey PC! If you check out the Recipes Page for this recipe, you’ll see that the carb count is pretty low. And, I create a keto that works for my body. I find that pumpkin is a-ok for me but understand that it may not work for others.

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