Spiced Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

1 Vanilla Cinn-sation Smoothie + 5 ingredients

Makes 2 servings

PREP TIME: 5 minutes • COOK TIME: 0 minutes

Soy-free

 

Enjoy the mildly sweet & spiced flavors of fall any time of the year thanks to this wholesome smoothie! How can a meal that tastes like pie be good for you? Rest assured that each sip of this perfectly rich pumpkin concoction is chock-full of vitamins and minerals. Indulge to energize your day and glow from the inside out!

20 

Unique Whole Plant Foods

Ingredients 

1 LeafSide Vanilla Cinn-sation Smoothie

4 cups plant milk

1 cup pumpkin

1 frozen banana

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

2 tablespoons date paste

TOOLS NEEDED:

high speed blender with 64oz minimum carafe (800+ watts power)

Directions

1. Pour LeafSide’s Vanilla Cinn-sation Smoothie into a blender (with 800+ watts power); add plant milk.

2. Add pumpkin, banana, pumpkin pie spice, and date paste & blend thoroughly.

 

Other suggested additions: dates, walnuts, pecans, cinnamon, vanilla.

Optional: top with homemade granola & drink with wide straw

 

TIP: Easy homemade granola (for topping Smoothies, Smoothie bowls, overnight oats, or to eat on its own) 1. Preheat oven to 350; line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. 2. Stir the following in a large bowl: 4 cups rolled oats, 1 cup chopped walnuts, 1/4 cup ground flaxseed (grind just before using for best health benefits), 4 teaspoons Ceylon cinnamon. 3. Add the following to the dry mixture and stir everything to combine well: 1/2 cup raisins, 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce, 1/2 cup date paste, 1/8 cup unsalted almond butter, 1 tablespoon vanilla. 4. Spread mixture evenly onto the baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, stir, and bake for another 20 minutes or until golden brown & crunchy. 5. Cool & store in an airtight container for up to a month. NOTE: Feel free to add other nuts, seeds, spices, & fruits per your preferences.

Nutrition Nugget


Hello Gourd-geous

Squashes like pumpkins boast many health benefits, e.g. the bright orange color indicates carotenoid-rich phytonutrients, including the powerful antioxidant beta-carotene, needed by highly active organs like our brain and eyes, to quench continuous oxidation processes therein. Squashes are high in fiber and micronutrients (vitamins, minerals) as well, especially their seeds; science is actively discovering their other benefits, but don’t wait to partake of this food!

Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6766813/

This entry was posted in . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply