The "Acorn" is acorn squash, of course! ;) Further adventures in trying to feed my liquid-tarian 13-month-old son. When I was making it, I had some fresh grated ginger lying around from another recipe and the smell seemed to be calling me to put it into the smoothie. Turned out to be a great combination. I didn't include cooling time for the squash. If you don't want to cool it, you could probably just add some crushed ice and blend.
- Wash the squash, cut it in half, and scoop out the seeds. Place it, cut side down, in a dish with about 1/2 an inch of water and microwave it for about 10 minutes. Let it cool in the refrigerator.
- Peel the apple, core it, and chop it up into a blender.
- Scoop out the squash from the skin and place it into the blender.
- Add the apple juice and the ginger and puree.
- Pour and serve.
This was excellent! I'm always on the look out for new smoothie recipes, and this one is definitely a keeper. However, I'm not sure I ended up making the same recipe at all. :) I did use an apple and an acorn squash to make a smoothie, but the rest was completely different. First, I didn't have any apple juice so I used 1 cup of unsweetened apple sauce instead 1/4 cup of water to thin it out a little. Second, I didn't have fresh ginger on hand, but I do love all of the "fall" spices and I typically use all of them when I use any of them so I used approximately 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/2 tsp allspice, 1/4 tsp clove, and a dash of nutmeg.
This was delicious! What a cool way to get squash into a picky person! I used apple cider rather than juice and added a handful of ice cubes. The ice made it a little thinner and reduced the calories even more. This is a great treat while on a diet! Almost like dessert in a glass. The ginger makes this very refreshing! Made this up and kept half in the refrigerator for the next day. Kept fine but I did need to shake it really well. Thanks for a delicious and easy healthy recipe!