Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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!

  

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

 

 

Fall is my favorite time of year. I love everything about it: the way the air feels, the switchover from sandals to bootsand 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.

 

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

 

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.

  

 

If you're feeling fancy like I was, pour your pumpkin smoothie into a margarita glass! If your kitchen isn't already stocked, here's a fun one from Libbey. 

 

And remember: When you're shopping for pumpkin puree, make sure to choose 100 percent pumpkinand not pumpkin pie mix, which has added sugar.

  

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

 

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.