Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin pie was always my favorite as a kid.

While I’m not much of pie person now, I do so love the flavors of pumpkin pie especially, when there is a chill in the air! This morning was one of those days so I got creative with the Vitamix. I used ingredients I had on hand and it hit the spot for me. I want to share my concoction with any of you fellow pumpkin lovers out there. Before I do, you need to know how awesome pumpkin really is.

Did you know …

  • One cup of cooked pumpkin packs a walloping 200% of your daily recommended daily intake of vitamin A? It does! This help your gorgeous eyes see in dim light better, among other things.
  • Pumpkin is also high in fiber, which helps us stay satisfied longer and eat less.
  • More potassium than bananas to help post workout recovery.
  • The real beauty lies in the  free-radical-neutralizing powers of the carotenoids in pumpkin. Research suggests they may keep cancer cells at bay can also help keep our skin wrinkle free. Score!

Use this recipe as a scaffold to build your own tasty treat sensation, because there are no rules when we get creative in the kitchen Peeps! Make it yours!

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

½ can of Farmers Market Organic Pumpkin (love this brand)

½ cup of unsweetened almond milk, or any non-dairy milk you like

½ cup of Harvest Bay Coconut Water(brand I use)

Scoop of protein powder
(I used vanilla flavored)

¼ tsp of nutmeg

¼ tsp of ginger

½ tsp of cinnamon

1 T. of coconut oil

2 T. chia seeds

Stevia, honey or maple syrup if you want to add some sweetness.

Toss it all in the blender and whirl it up! I add a couple ice cubes to give it a little chill. If I’m feeling like a special treat I add a dollop of cashew cream. Absolutely takes me back to childhood! Yum.

Hope you enjoy it. Be sure to let us know of any tweaks you make to yours!

 

 

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