To continue with our pumpkin extravaganza here’s another quick recipe to enjoy more pumpkin spice flavor! A delicious and creamy pumpkin pie smoothie.
One of my favorite things about transitioning to Fall is the endless possibilities to add some healthy sweetness to our lives. And there’s no better way to do that than by making sweet and healthy fall smoothies with the most delicious toppings.
This vegan pumpkin pie smoothie is a great way to start getting in the mood for pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving. It’s creamy, perfectly sweet, and with tons of pumpkin and cinnamon flavors. It’s comforting and one of my favorite healthy breakfast smoothies.
Yield: 3 cups
Prep time: 5 min
Blend time: 2 min
Total time: 7 min
1 can of pumpkin puree
5 pitted prunes
½ tsp pumpkin spice
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 cup almond milk
¾ cup of water
Toppings: vanilla crackers, dried cranberries, and pumpkin seeds.
In a blender, add the pumpkin puree, pitted prunes, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and almond milk.
Serve with pumpkin seeds, pumpkin spice, and vanilla crackers.
Optional: top with this delicious pumpkin granola.
$2.50. This takes into account the measurements listed in the ingredients section and for the main ingredients only. It does not include seasoning.
* Pumpkins are loaded with a variety of nutrients, including fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Pumpkin gives you a hefty dose of beta-carotene, which is partially converted into vitamin A. Vitamin A can help your body fight off infections. Recent research has shown that vitamin A is particularly important for strengthening the intestinal lining, making it more resistant to infections. Also, the antioxidants found in pumpkin are important for skin health. These include beta-carotene and vitamins C and E.
*Almond milk is naturally high in vitamin E, a disease-fighting antioxidant. During processing, it’s commonly fortified with calcium and vitamin D. However, it’s not a good source of protein. To reap the most benefits, choose almond milk that is unsweetened, unflavored, and fortified with calcium and vitamin D.
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