Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

 

This Pumpkin Pie Smoothie tastes like pumpkin pie in a glass. That is, without the calories from lots of added sugar and whipped cream!

   

This easy and healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie recipe is so simple! It's skinny and great for fall desserts or breakfast!

 

Fall is my favorite time of year. I love everything about it: the way the air feels, the switchover from sandals to boots—and the opportunity to eat anything and everything pumpkin flavored. 

 

So I decided to play around in the kitchen this morning and bring you pumpkin pie in a glass! While this smoothie is perfect for Fall, it's also a delicious treat anytime of the year.
 

This easy and healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie recipe is so simple! It's skinny and great for fall desserts or breakfast!

 

The best part about eating pumpkin is how nutritious it is. Pumpkin offers beta carotene, which is the precursor to vision-helping vitamin A. You also get filling fiber from pumpkin, as well as iron, a mineral that helps provide oxygen to your blood.

   

This easy and healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie recipe is so simple! It's skinny and great for fall desserts or breakfast!

  

And remember: When you're shopping for pumpkin puree, make sure to choose 100 percent pumpkin—and not pumpkin pie mix, which has added sugar. Looking for more ideas for cooking with squash? Try my Baked Butternut Squash French Toast and my Pesto Parmesan Spaghetti Squash.

  

This easy and healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie recipe is so simple! It's skinny and great for fall desserts or breakfast!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 4 ice cubes

 

Directions:

Blend ingredients together, and enjoy! Serves 1.

 

Nutritional information per serving: Cal: 300 Fat: 12 g Sat fat: 2.5 g Pro: 15 g Carbs: 35 g Sugar: 25 g Fiber: 9 g Chol: 10 mg Sod: 150 g

 

 

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Amy Gorin

is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist,  media personality, and writer in the NYC area.