Updated: Nov 4, 2019
Ah Fall! That glorious time of year when the leaves begin to change color and gently fall to the ground, beautifully decorating walkways and paths, the sun still shining with a hint of crisp in the air, and all the smells of apple, pear, pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg stirring! Yes, you could say Fall is my favorite season (and you'd be right!). Fall is also Pumpkin Spice Season and this Pumpkin Spice Smoothie is one of my favorite smoothies! I really look forward to this time of year, when I get to "indulge" in some of my favorite recipes and the house smells ahhhmazing! Rich and creamy, loaded with nutrients too, if you love pumpkin you will LOVE this smoothie!
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 C pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling!)
2/3 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
Ice (to desired thickness)
Place all ingredients in blender
Pulse on medium high for approximately 2-3 minutes, adding ice a bit at a time until reaching desired thickness (if using a standard blender vs. a ninja or vitamix you may need to stop and temper ingredients with a spoon to ensure even blending)
Did you know you can freeze those overripe bananas to use later? When you start to see your bananas start to go a little too brown simply peel and place them in a large ziplock bag and put them in the freezer to use later! They work great for those “oops I am out of bananas!” moments and the versatility of having them on hand will come in quite handy for other recipes too (a clean eats soft serve anyone?)
If increasing the amount of frozen ingredients (berries and banana for example) then you will also need to increase the amount of almond milk (or add a bit of water) to your mix as this will better help you blend your smoothie to drinkable consistency.
Sip and Enjoy!