Pumpkin Smoothies – A Fall Treat!

I’ve been searching for the perfect pumpkin smoothie recipe.  I’m even thinking about having a Pumpkin Smoothie Contest because I love pumpkin and think that my recipe can be improved upon.

Here’s the best recipe that I’ve tried so far.  It’s very simple, low in calories and quite nutritious.

Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe

Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:

1 ripe banana
2  cups of pumpkin (fresh or canned)
1 cup of skim milk
1 teaspoon of chia seeds
Pumpkin pie spice to taste
Pinch of sugar
Ice

Directions: 

Put all of the ingredients except the ice in a blender and mix until smooth.  Add ice until you get the consistency you want.  I like cold, icy smoothies so I add quite a bit, but it’s up to you.

The sugar is optional but I think you’ll find if you don’t put in sugar you’ll need to add honey, Stevia, or another sweetener.  I think that we get so used to thinking of the way pumpkin tastes in terms of pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin lattes that we forget that pumpkin, on its own, isn’t a sweet food. My daughter and I tried this smoothie without adding sugar, but thought it needed a teaspoon to make the flavor of the pumpkin and spices pop.

This smoothie comes in at about 160 calories and it is very filling and it’s easy to make.  Enjoy!

Sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice or add a touch of light whipping cream to the top.

Sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice or add a touch of light whipping cream to the top.

Do you have an absolutely delicious pumpkin smoothie recipe?  Please put a link to your recipe in the comment box below.

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