Pumpkin spice smoothie

 

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It’s official. My clients are reporting pumpkin spice lattes in their food logs which can only mean one thing: fall has arrived.

So in case you also suffer from the pumpkin spice effect, today’s recipe will satisfy your craving but nourish your cells, too. Because unlike those lattes that mainly provide sugar and nostalgia, this pumpkin spice smoothie packs real nourishment, thanks to a heaping dose of real pumpkin.

A few pumpkin spice facts…

  • Pumpkin spice is a blend of healthful spices, with their own beneficial properties: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and allspice.
  • Pumpkin is very high in the antioxidant, beta-carotene.
  • The body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A, which we need for proper immune function, our visual system, cellular growth and also fetal development.
  • Your body absorbs carotenoids best when fat is present in the meal, which is why I prefer using a higher fat milk coconut milk for this smoothie.

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin spice smoothie
Serves 2
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/4 cups light coconut milk
  2. 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  3. 1 frozen banana, sliced
  4. 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  5. 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  6. 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  7. 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  8. Toppings (optional) pumpkin seeds, coconut flakes
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a power blender and let run 3 minutes, until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass, sprinkle with pumpkin seeds, coconut flakes and enjoy,
Notes
  1. If using canned pumpkin puree, be sure to purchase 100% pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling which will contain added sugars.
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2 Responses to Pumpkin spice smoothie

  1. Hi Vanessa !
    I want to start by saying I just found your blog and absolutely love it & I’m looking forward to trying your recipes !
    I have a question, Can I replace the coconut milk with any other (soja milk or almond milk) because I don’t like coconut.
    Will I still get the same benefit, will my body absorb carotenoids as well with any other types of milk ?
    Thank you so much !

    • So happy to have you join! You can use either of those options for the recipe, but to get a little bit of fat content, you can use a fuller fat yogurt or just be sure to top your smoothie with those pumpkin seeds Enjoy!

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