Picure of Sunflower and Pumpkin Seed and Apple Custard Smoothie

Sunflower, Pumpkin Seed and Apple Custard Smoothie

A smoothie would have to be the easiest way to enjoy fresh fruit and some vegetables. Thisis a smoothie recipe which is school friendly as is nut free. Full of proteinand fibre for long lasting energy.
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Smoothie
Cuisine Australian
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pouch of South Australian Gourmet Food Company Apple Fruit Custard with Added Fibre
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until well combined.
  • Pour into a cup or thermos.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword High Fibre, SA Gourmet Food Co

This is an apple custard smoothie recipe that’s school-friendly as is nut-free.

by Ashleigh Feltham, Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist

This Sunflower, Pumpkin Seed and Apple Custard Smoothie is full of protein and fibre for long-lasting energy. Each pouch of South Australian Gourmet Food Company Apple Fruit Custard with Added Fibre gives your body a huge 10.9g of dietary fibre per serve. Fibre is essential not just for your gut health but supports healthy body weight, stable blood sugar levels and healthy blood pressure.

Milk and seeds provide your body with protein which is needed to make and repair all the cells in your body. Milk is a great source of calcium which is needed for strong bones and teeth as well as to keep your muscles contracting normally. Milk is also a good source of fat-soluble vitamin A and D. Vitamin D is needed to allow calcium to be absorbed properly in your body.

Pumpkin and sunflower seeds are good sources of magnesium which activates vitamin D. Both seeds also provide heart-healthy unsaturated fat which promotes healthy cholesterol levels and a healthy heart. Both seeds and milk are a good source of zinc which supports your immune system to work at its best. Pumpkin seeds are a great source of manganese which is needed to metabolise protein, carbohydrates, and fat.

Bananas also promote a healthy heart as a good source of potassium which regulates your blood pressure. Bananas are a good source of vitamin B6 which is needed to make red blood cells. This mighty fruit, alongside milk, gives you a good source of carbohydrates for energy. Change things up and try this delicious smoothie for your child to take to school.

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