Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

By November 1, 2012 nourish One Comment

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).



Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Serves 1
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  1. 1 cup almond milk
  2. 1 Tbs chia seeds
  3. 1 1/2 Tbs hemp seeds
  4. 1 tsp maca powder
  5. 1 scoop Spiru-Tein Gold Vanilla protein powder
  6. 1/2 cup pumpkin purée
  7. Pumpkin pie spice (or a mix of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice and nutmeg), to taste
  1. 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.
  1. Optional: If you have time, let the chia seeds sit in almond milk for 15 minutes to gel a bit before blending.
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