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Pumpkin Smoothie

Those who’ve read “Clean Comfort” know that smoothies are often my evening dessert, which serve the dual purpose of chasing the nocturnal hunger pangs away while giving me a jolt of much-needed protein as my body prepares to rest for the night. Chocolate smoothies are a staple in my repertoire. As are any that are berry-based. Even vanilla and cinnamon have their place in the craving chain. But I must admit, I’m not a fan of pumpkin. I’ve always found it to be a very polarizing flavor, which most people either adore or detest. So for those whose hearts beat a little faster for America’s favorite orange-colored fall-harvest fruit, this one’s for you. Thanks to the addition of canned pumpkin (unsweetened, of course) this is smoothie is loaded with Vitamin A!

 

 

 

When pumpkin pies and healthy milkshakes collide…



Pumpkin Smoothie
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    Servings Prep Time
    1 person 4 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    1 person 4 minutes
    Pumpkin Smoothie
    Print Recipe
      Servings Prep Time
      1 person 4 minutes
      Servings Prep Time
      1 person 4 minutes
      Ingredients
      • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree Not pumpkin pie filling
      • 1 1/2 cups almond milk unsweetened
      • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder I like Jay Robb egg white or Orgain vegan
      • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
      Servings: person
      Instructions
      1. Place all ingredients in a Vitamix or blender and blend for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth. Pour and serve immediately.
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      Comments (3)

      • Dory Morris 4 weeks ago Reply

        That looks so fabulous – and healthy!!! Thanks for the tip!

      • Pam Lano 3 weeks ago Reply

        I totally understand not being a fan of pumpkin if canned pumpkin is the only available option. It always tastes heavy and tinny to me. This time of year, I usually start hoarding pie pumpkins to make fresh pumpkin creations. In my opinion, it tastes dramatically better and lighter than anything out of a can. Easy to cook — slice, scoop out, seeds, cut side down on a jelly roll pan with water, bake until soft, puree. I have some fresh pumpkin puree in my fridge, so I may give your smoothie recipe a try! Thanks for sharing!

        Stacey Morris 2 weeks ago Reply

        Thanks for the idea, Pam – I just may try raw pumpkin instead of canned!

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