Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie - This creamy pumpkin pie smoothie tastes like the classic holiday dessert in liquid form! Sweetened with dates and under 200 calories!
This one's for all you pumpkin pie lovers out there, myself included!
This shake is like drinking pumpkin pie, hence the name. It took a few tries to get the spice mix just right, which is important to me!
Everyone has their own idea about what pumpkin pie spice contains, many claiming cardamom belongs in the mix. Cardamom is more for apples, in my opinion.
Food as a whole has become quite controversial, hasn't it?
When my husband and I first started living together, I was a bit militant in my assessment of his eating.
I used to nag him about not eating enough vegetables, drinking too much milk, or eating too much red meat. I was a pleasure, I'm sure.
What I came to realize, however, was that he's not me.
His body works in a completely different way than mine, and with his job and workout schedule, he actually thrives off of foods like steak.
We're all so unique and tolerate foods in our own way. What makes one person energetic and full of happiness may make another itchy and scratchy.
Our household is full of conflicting allergies and tolerances. The complications go on all day, but we all work together so that everyone can eat something they like without reacting to it.
Pumpkin is one of the foods that is loved across the board here, with Pumpkin Pie winning for 'most loved pumpkin recipe'.
This shake makes a great morning smoothie or even afternoon snack, which is how we all enjoyed it one day. I even topped it with a little whipped cream, making it that much more scrumptious for our girls!
A perfect fix for anytime a pumpkin pie craving strikes!
Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
- ⅔ cup pumpkin puree
- ¾ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- scant 1/4 tsp ginger
- ⅛ tsp cloves
- 2 soft dates
- dash salt
- 1 cup dairy-free milk
- ½ cup ice
- Blend all until smooth.
Some of the items I use to make this recipe include:
Shared with: Full Plate Thursday