Skinny Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

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Skinny Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

  • I love this time of year. The nights are cooling down, the days are getting shorter and now that Halloween is over, time to actually put those pumpkins to good use. One of my favorite autumn flavors is spiced pumpkin.

    Pumpkin is an extremely nutrient dense food, meaning it is chock-full of vitamins and minerals but low on calories. They are a good source of vitamins A, K, potassium and magnesium. And pumpkin flavors are everywhere right now. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice lattes and Frappuccinos. Unfortunately the way most of those are made and processed they aren’t on my list of healthy foods, but this low fat smoothie is a great alternative to get that great holiday taste

  • What you will need:

    1C almond milk
    1/2 C pumpkin puree frozen
    1 small banana sliced and frozen
    1/2 C vanilla flavored yogurt
    1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
    1 scoop protein powder
    cinnamon
    nutmeg

    optional:
    a few squeezes of lemon
    pure maple syrup for drizzling

  • Combine all ingredients except cinnamon and nutmeg in blender and blend until smooth. I like to freeze my fruit so there is no need for ice. One 15 oz can of pumpkin puree has about 4-1/2 cup servings. I scoop them into plastic zip top bags and keep in the freezer. Bananas are best for smoothies and shakes when they are almost to the point of being too ripe. Just slice and put on a plate in the freezer. When they are frozen you can transfer into bags.

  • After you pour into a glass, sprinkle on some cinnamon and nutmeg to taste. If you really want to kick up the flavor add some maple syrup and a few squeezes of lemon juice. Yum!

22 Comments

  1. Jenny says:

    Yes! Everything pumpkin. I can eat canned pumpkin year ’round. I really, really could. This looks like something right up my alley! I’m going to save this to make later, thank you!
    xx
    Jenny
    http://www.mishmoshmakeup.com

  2. angie Wilson says:

    I’m loving this recipe. I’m such a fan of anything pumpkin during this time of year, I’ll have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing

    xx Angie | http://thefashionfuse.com/

  3. sammie says:

    this looks so good,i love everything pumpkin spiced

  4. Natali says:

    I adore pumpkin, but have never tried it in this “form”! Gotta give it a try! :)

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  5. Megan says:

    This looks absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try it out!
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    ~~Megan~~

  6. I’m obsessed with anything pumpkin so this recipe is so great! And healthy, too!
    xox
    Camille
    http://nomoreboringclothes.blogspot.com/

  7. You are my new best friend!!! Have been getting bored with my healthy apple cinnamon smoothie. Can’t wait to try this.
    Accidental Icon
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  8. Sarah says:

    Looks so delicious! You can’t go wrong with pumpkin spice! Just bought some dairy/gluten free pumpkin spice waffles from Whole Foods!

    x Sarah
    http://www.bohochiccafe.com

  9. Irina Bond says:

    Looks delectable! I’ll definitely be making this.

    xo, Irina
    BondGirlGlam.com

  10. miri says:

    This smoothie looks so yummy!
    X
    Miri
    http://currentlywearing.com

  11. Maria says:

    In my country we don’t have canned pumpkin, do you have suggestion how to prepare a fresh pumpkin for this smoothie? :-)

  12. Eliza says:

    So creative and effective idea and recipe! Thanks. Eliza

  13. Stacy says:

    Seems soooo yummy!!!

  14. Michelle Lee says:

    love pumpkins so I think I’ll love this recipe :)

    http://www.pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

  15. Fashion Snag says:

    This looks good! I love anything pumpkin.

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