Eating seasonally is not only healthy, but tasty. I do confess, though, that the pumpkin for this smoothie came out of a can. Ideally I would prepare and cook some ahead to time to include. If convenience is your thing, at least make sure that pumpkin is the only ingredient listed on the can – no added sugars, preservatives or other items with funny names you can’t pronounce.
I tend to eyeball a lot of my smoothies. I’ll start doing less of it so that I can guide you guys along but I encourage everyone to experiment sometimes (except with baking, which is a science not to be messed with lightly unless you are prepared to ruin things a couple times).
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 Tbs chia seeds
- 1 1/2 Tbs hemp seeds
- 1 tsp maca powder
- 1 scoop Spiru-Tein Gold Vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 cup pumpkin purée
- Pumpkin pie spice (or a mix of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice and nutmeg), to taste
- Place all the ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth. To make it cooler and add some more thickness, blend in a couple ice cubes.
- Optional: If you have time, let the chia seeds sit in almond milk for 15 minutes to gel a bit before blending.