Healthy Pumpkin Spice Smoothies

Pumpkin Smoothie
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This is a quick and easy smoothie recipe that is so delicious and refreshing. Don't let this bright green drink fool you into thinking it's another bland veggie drink. It's sweet, spicy and packed with flavor. Start with this basic recipe or add some variations to come up with your own smoothie version.


Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: Serves 2 people 6-8 ounces

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Almond Milk, Unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Pumpkin, Canned
  • 1 handful Baby Spinach
  • 1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1-2 Tbs. Maple Syrup, Honey, or Agave Necter
  • 1 handful Ice Cubes
  1. Put all ingredients together into a blender and mix thoroughly until ice cubes are completely blended.
  2. Variations: Unsweetened canned pumpkin can be substituted with canned pumpkin pie filling. Since it is already sweetened, you will want to eliminate the added sweetener of choice. The extra pumpkin pie spice also does not need to be added unless you want it extra Spicy. I like to add a little ground ginger and cinnamon to add even more flavor. For extra fiber add a Tbs. of flax seeds or chia seeds. Other ingredients that can be added without loosing the flavors are carrots or apples. If want to add a little protein to your smoothie, try a dollop of nonfat Greek Yogurt. It gives it a nice creamy flavor you can stir in as you drink it. The yogurt will give you 20 - 24 grams of protein which is very good.

Values For Pumpkin Pie Filling Substitution

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 8 oz.
Calories 94
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 18 g6%
Sugar 14 g
Fiber 5 g20%
Sodium 186 mg8%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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Marcy Goodfleisch 3 years ago from Planet Earth

I'll bet this is tasty - I was just talking to someone today about the benefits of smoothies, juicing and other 'natural' ways to get nutrition. I hadn't thought of combining these flavors - voted up and up!


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4wardthinker 3 years ago from Sierra Nevada CA Author

It seems to satisfy my spicy sweet cravings. And you don't really even taste the spinach. Thanks for checking it out and voting up.


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

I love smoothies (I just made one a few minutes ago), and I love pumpkin, so I'm definitely going to try it sometime! I have to admit, I have never even thought of using pumpkin in a smoothie. Thanks for sharing this with us. I look forward to trying it!


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4wardthinker 3 years ago from Sierra Nevada CA Author

It has become my favorite smoothie, but pumpkin is a little high right now. I can't wail until they are in season. I am stocking up. I hope you enjoy them as well. Thanks for reading!

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