PUMPKIN Anyone? LOL!!
This is my favourite food. It is a ‘food group’ all on its own. I made this smoothie for breakfast yesterday morning and totally fell head over heels.
I think we crave the spices that work so well with pumpkin – especially in the fall and winter – they actually help to comfort us and keep us warm by boosting our metabolism and warming our doshas. I’m already jumping the gun into autumn:)
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie – Serves 2 people
1 cup organic pumpkin puree (I use organic ‘Farmer’s Market’ brand)
1½ cups vanilla almond milk or coconut milk
¾ cup canned coconut milk
½ medium size banana, frozen pieces are preferred
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon organic chia seeds
2 teaspoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon allspice
optional: add 2 tablespoons of vanilla protein powder (SunWarrior or Vega vegan protein powders are best)
Place all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth and frothy. I put mine in a mason jar and drink it over the course of 1 to 2 hours.
This is a perfect autumn morning smoothie – even better when paired with a pumpkin scone from Kelly’s Bake Shoppe.
Happy Pumpkin Days are here (for me at least)!