If you love pumpkin pie but just want to skip the whole pastry thing, then why not try a pumpkin pie smoothie. You can still enjoy the wonderful earthy, spicy flavors of pumpkin pie with way less calories and less hassle. There’s no rolling out pastry (if you make your own), no need to turn on your oven, just pull out your blender. The whole thing is ready in just a few minutes. And they’re so much healthier. This is pumpkin pie without the added fat and sugar, but is so substantial it will leave you feeling full and satisfied. You’ll think you’ve just scoffed down a wonderful dessert instead of a healthy smoothie. How do you make these smoothies taste like pumpkin pie? Well basically whatever flavors go into a pie, can be replicated in a smoothie. There are many different recipes out there, but I think these ones capture the essence and flavors of that fall classic. Please enjoy.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Ingredients1/3 cup canned pumpkin½ cup almond milk½ cup Greek-style yogurt1 tablespoon almond butter2 Medjool dates½ teaspoon ground cinnamon¼ teaspoon nutmegPinch of gingerHow to MakeInto your blender add the canned pumpkin, almond milk, yogurt, almond butter, Medjool dates, ground cinnamon, nutmeg and whizz together until you have a creamy, smooth concoction.Pour into two glasses and enjoy.
Pumpkin Pie with Maple Syrup
Ingredients½ cup pumpkin puree1 frozen banana1 cup almond milk1 tablespoon almond butter1 tablespoon maple syrup1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice1 teaspoon vanilla extractHow to MakeAdd the pumpkin puree, frozen banana, almond milk, almond butter, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract to a blender. Blend until smooth.Pour into a glass and top with your favorite topping. This will serve two.
Pumpkin Pie with Coconut Milk
Ingredients½ cup canned pumpkin ½ cup coconut yogurt1 cup coconut milk2 tablespoons nut butter2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spiceHow to MakeBlend together the pumpkin, coconut yogurt, coconut milk, nut butter (I used cashew butter), and pumpkin pie spice until thick and creamy.This will make 2 serves.
Note: If you want to turn these into a scrumptious dessert, just top with some whipped cream, then sprinkle over chopped pecans or walnuts, cinnamon or pumpkin seeds – whatever takes your fancy really.
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