I have to admit when I first saw pumpkin smoothies I was a little skeptical at first, I mean I like pumpkin but I wasn’t sure about in a smoothie. I’m definitely glad I tried it because it tastes like a decadent dessert without the massive amount of calories. As a person with a major sweet tooth I’m always trying to find better and healthier ways to satisfy my cravings. This shake is also an awesome source of potassium which plays important roles in our body and is involved in both skeletal and smooth muscle contraction, important for cardiac, muscular and even digestive function. In fact according to the USDA nutrient database, one cup of pumpkin actually contains more potassium (505 mg) than a small banana (362 mg).
1 ¼ cups Coconut Almond Milk
1 cup Pumpkin Puree, frozen, cubed
1 medium Banana, frozen, sliced
¼ tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Place 1 ¼ cups coconut almond milk at the bottom of the blender.
- Add the pumpkin puree, banana and pumpkin pie spice.
- Blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Toppings for Smoothie Bowl:
Add some extra crunch and fruit by making a smoothie bowl. My favorite toppings for the coconut pumpkin pie smoothie are listed below. Enjoy!
2 Tbsp Pecans, Unsalted
2 Tbsp Coconut Chips
¼ Orange, Sliced
2 Tbsp Pumpkin Seeds