Skinny Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

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We just returned from an AMAZING weekend getaway in the Catskills (more on that tomorrow!), but I got a chance to feel the beginnings of fall while up in the mountains and can say that I am officially craving pumpkin everything! Even though I could see the temperate climb back up into the mid 80’s as we drove back to the city, it is September for goodness sake, so time to get our pumpkin on!

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Like I said, with temperature still being so high here in the city, I’m having trouble completely letting go of my iced coffee and such in the morning, so this is a great alternative to make the transition into fall that much easier. And when those temperatures finally do drop, there is nothing quite like throwing on your favorite over-sized sweater and cozying up with your favorite drink – cold or hot!

The things is this – many of our favorite pumpkin foods are loaded with crazy amounts of sugar and fat (giving a whole new meaning to the words “pumpkin roll”). So I’m sharing a totally guilt-free, skinny pumpkin spice smoothie recipe that will knock your socks off and satisfy your cravings. You can easily make this in the morning to get your day going, or have a smaller portion in the afternoon for a snack.

Skinny Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree (fresh or from a can)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp raw organic honey
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • nutmeg and cinnamon to taste
  • ½ cup ice
Instructions
  1. Throw all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth.
Notes
Peel the banana before freezing.

 

This skinny pumpkin spice smoothie recipe is beyond easy to make and like with any smoothies or juices, you can freeze them. This allows you to then pack a frozen smoothie in your kids’ lunch bags or yours, and it will be defrosted by lunch time! I also love adding cinnamon to everything year round, because it’s a natural appetite suppressant and metabolism stimulant. I promise, your entire family will guzzle down this delicious skinny pumpkin spice smoothie and not even know that it’s super healthy for them. Mom win!

What are your favorite pumpkin inspired foods and drinks for the fall?

Fashionably Yours,

Allison

Comments

  1. I love this recipe! It gives me so much happiness that pumpkin is back in season. Love it!

  2. This sounds so good – I love pumpkin and it’s so good for you. Adding the banana will make it so creamy.

  3. You had me at pumpkin spice! I have yet to meet a pumpkin spice food or drink I haven’t loved. Knowing this is a healthier version makes me much more likely to try it!

  4. I love the lazy mornings and family adventure summer offers. Yet, fall has pumpkin and cinnamon and all of my other favorite flavors. Got to try this smoothie!

  5. I love pumpkin spice anything. This sounds delicious and perfect to put me in the mood for fall.

  6. Making this tomorrow!!!!! Ooo how I love fall

  7. I love p umpkin, and buy the little sugar pumpkins when they are in the stores in the fall. I make a great side dish with sauteed red peppers and onions, and chunks of baked pumpkin. It is a wonderful savory dish and goes great with pork or chicken.

  8. Gosh, pumpkin spice sounds so good right now. I could really go for a smoothie like this!

  9. This looks amazing! I love pumpkin spice everything!!

  10. My husband is actually on his way home with Starbucks right now and he called to tell me they ran out of the stuff to make PSLs. It’s like fate wanted me to make your smoothie!

  11. This sounds so good! I am just now discovering the deliciousness of pumpkin. I always thought I didn’t like it before – and now I realize that I have been missing out!! I can’t wait to try this smoothie recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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