Pumpkin, pumpkin, all the pumpkin! I still can't believe I was pretty pumpkin illiterate just a couple of years ago! I never really ate anything pumpkin except a slice of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. Now I am pretty sure pumpkin is one of my favorite flavors and ingredients to cook with. You can use it for anything and everything, sweet or savory! And look at the benefits of this round orange wonder!
Now I know there are millions of Pumpkin Smoothie recipes out there in the blog world, but I still wanted to share my version with you! The more the merrier right? Plus mine is special. Mine is green! I felt bad taking away the beautiful orange color, but I just can't drink a smoothie with out my greens. So not only is this smoothie packed with the benefits of pumpkin, but also the benefits of spinach! Double the nutrient power 😉
Creamy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Ingredients: (serves 1)
+ ½ Cup Pumpkin Puree (Frozen) I had a ½ cup frozen in a plastic baggie and just ran it under hot water for a few minutes to thaw it a bit.
+ 2 TB Vanilla Protein Powder
+ ⅓ to ⅓ Cup Water
+ 2 Handfuls of Spinach
+ 1 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
+ ½ Tsp Cinnamon (+ more for topping)
+ Place the pumpkin, water, spices, and protein in the blender. Add you spinach last, and then blend baby blend! This smoothie comes out so creamy, it is delicious!
Plus it is green, which makes everything even better 😉 (And no, you don't taste the Spinach!)
So tell me:
What is your favorite way to make a Pumpkin Smoothie?
Ever try a sweet potato (or other squash) in a smoothie? I am all for it, just haven't gotten around to trying it out yet!
Greens in your smoothie? Always and forever!