Move over spiced pumpkin lattes… our delicious pumpkin smoothie is loaded with good nutrition, high in protein and contains all natural ingredients! This pumpkin smoothie is made with the real flesh of this super fruit loaded with beta carotene to boost the immune system, not a simple syrup. This smoothie is a quick way to energize your Thanksgiving morning or any day of the harvest season!
¾ cup pumpkin puree, frozen
½ banana, frozen
1 ½ cup Greek non-fat yogurt, vanilla
½ cup apple cider
1 cup water
2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ginger spice, ground
Pinch of cardamom, ground
Pinch of cloves, ground
1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Place all ingredients in blender; blend until smooth.
- Pour into glasses.
Makes 4 servings (1 cup per serving)
Nutrition Facts per serving: 120 calories; 1.5g total fat (0g sat fat, 1g poly, 0.5 g mono, 0g trans fat); 5mg cholesterol; 19g carbohydrate (3g fiber, 12g sugar); 10g protein; 40mg sodium; 140% Daily Value (DV) vitamin A; 6% DV vitamin C; 10% DV calcium; 6% DV iron.
– Stacey Antine, MS, RDN, author, Appetite for Life, founder, HealthBarn USA, director, HealthBarn Foundation, and recognized as top 10 dietitians nationally by Today’s Dietitian magazine for her work with HealthBarn USA.