It’s that time of the year again so I’m in the mood for pumpkin. I’m addicted to smoothies and always looking around for different recipes, so decided to try a pumpkin banana smoothie.Many smoothies are strictly summertime drinks. Refreshingly cool and energizing, they are designed for the warmer months. But as the temperature drops, we begin to crave something more substantial. Hot, warming pies, breads and cookies straight from the oven tempt us with their spicy aroma. And it’s so easy to over-indulge. Now I’m not saying you should never treat yourself to the odd pumpkin pie or cookie. Certainly not. But if you love the taste of pumpkin, a much healthier way to indulge that craving is with a pumpkin banana smoothie. It’s the same flavors, just colder and in a glass.Always use frozen banana when making these smoothies. Frozen banana makes them smooth and creamy with a sweet, vanilla-like flavour.Enjoy these smoothies as a liquid breakfast or as a delicious end-of-meal dessert.
Pumpkin Banana Smoothie
This is a thick, creamy smoothie and is substantial enough to be a meal replacement. Would easily serve two.Ingredients1 cup pumpkin puree1 frozen banana1 tablespoon almond butter1 ½ cups almond milk3 – 4 Medjool dates1 teaspoon ground cinnamon½ teaspoon nutmeg¼ teaspoon ground gingerHow to MakeBlend together the pumpkin puree, frozen banana, almond butter, almond milk, medjool dates, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger until smooth. Serve in your favourite glasses.
Pumpkin Banana Vanilla Smoothie
Ingredients1 cup pumpkin puree1 frozen banana½ cup Greek style vanilla yogurt1 cup almond milk2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice1 teaspoon vanilla bean pasteHow to MakeAdd the pumpkin puree, frozen banana, vanilla yogurt, almond milk, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla bean paste to the blender. Blend until thick and creamy.This recipe makes two very large glasses.
Pumpkin Banana Chocolate
Ingredients1 cup pumpkin puree1 frozen banana½ cup vanilla yogurt1 cup almond milk1 tablespoon cacao1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 teaspoon cinnamonHow to MakeBlitz all the ingredients together until everything is wonderfully thick and creamy. Pour into a glass and enjoy.aspoon nutmeg
Pumpkin Coconut Banana
Ingredients1 cup pumpkin puree1 frozen banana1 cup coconut milk1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup1 teaspoon pumpkin pie seasoning½ cup vanilla yogurtHow to MakeAdd all the ingredients to your blender and whizz on high until smooth. Pour into serving glasses.
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