I know you already know how much I love smoothies, right? I drink one pretty much everyday! I usually load blender up with fresh baby spinach, frozen fruit, protein powder, ground flax seed and use coconut milk as my liquid of choice. I also know that if you are reading this post you must enjoy a smoothie from time to time yourself! Which means that at this time of year you have seen plenty of pumpkin smoothie recipes, but don’t worry, this one is not like the rest…I promise! There is no sweetener or frozen yogurt in my pumpkin smoothie–it uses the awesome sweetness of bananas to help make it delicious (and much better for you!). Like 30 seconds ago, my hubby had his first drink and said…”it tastes just like pumpkin pie!”. Yep, that is exactly what I was going for! It is super smooth, thick, creamy and so very healthful! You would seriously think that I threw the pumpkin pie mix in the blender instead of my short list of GREAT FOR YOU ingredients. So fire up your blender and give this one a spin. I might just make these instead of pie this year on the big day! If I add a dollop of whipped cream on top I don’t think anyone would be disappointed, do you?!
Holy cow, I just finished my 6 oz serving and I am stuffed! Thanks to all of the protein and fiber in this one, I have a feeling this will power me through my 90 minutes of yoga and well into the afternoon! Cheers to easy and delicious ways of taking good care of yourself!
Makes 2-6 oz smoothies
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1/2 c puree pumpkin (or more, to taste)
- 1 c Silk’s vanilla coconut milk
- 1 t pumpkin pie seasoning
- 2 big scoops of HBV protein powder (I use hemp protein powder, which I buy from Amazon)
- 1 scoop ground flax seed (I use Stober Farms Natural Milled Golden Flax Seed–this stuff rocks!)
Thow it all in your blender and let it rip! Oh, make sure BEFORE you freeze your banana that it is cut into 1-2″ pieces–leave the peel on so you don’t have to prefreeze it before bagging–this will save your blender a lot of extra work and you a lot of extra time! Then all you will need to do is dip the banana in warm water when you are ready to use it to easily remove the peel!