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!
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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