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Improving old recipes: Pumpkin Smoothie Upgrade!

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It’s healthy to admit mistakes, right? Well, I made a mistake in thinking that this old recipe for a pumpkin pie smoothie was the best thing ever.  After my discovery of vanilla almond milk I experimented a bit with leftover pumpkin (from making pumpkin latte syrup) and made some improvements.  Now, this recipe requires fewer ingredients, less forethought, and even less time.  And I think it’s a million times better, if that was even possible.  Here’s my updates:

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Perfect late-night snack!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c pumpkin puree
  • 3-5 ice cubes
  • 1/2 c vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tsp brown sugar, maple syrup, or honey
  • Lots of pumpkin pie spices

Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy!  To quote myself:

Not only is it indulgent, it’s actually extremely healthy.  Besides the calcium and protein in the dairy, pumpkin is a good source of Vitamin E, Pantothenic Acid, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Iron and Manganese.  The pumpkin pie spices are also rich in antioxidants, so there’s an extra benefit there.  For under 200 calories, you get a filling breakfast, dessert, or snack that counts as a serving of vegetables and half a serving of dairy with as little added sugar as you want.  And it tastes like pie and ice cream all rolled into one.  Perfection.

 

Pumpkin Smoothie Upgrade

Pumpkin Smoothie Upgrade

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3-5 ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tsp brown sugar, maple syrup, or honey
  • Lots of pumpkin pie spices

Directions

  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy!
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