Looking for a new way to cure your craving for pumpkin spice? This simple recipe puts a seasonal twist on your morning smoothie.
1/2 cup canned pumpkin purée
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup ice
In a blender, combine canned puree, a ripe banana, vanilla Greek yogurt, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract.
Blend the ingredients on high speed until they are fully combined and smooth.
Add ice to the blender and continue blending until the mixture is thick and creamy.
Taste the smoothie and adjust the seasonings as necessary.
Pour the pumpkin pie smoothie into a large glass and enjoy immediately.
Note: You can also make this smoothie with fresh or roasted pumpkin instead of canned pumpkin puree. Simply roast or steam the fresh pumpkin, peel off the skin, and puree the flesh in a blender or food processor. You can also use regular yogurt instead of Greek yogurt, and cow's milk instead of of almond milk. For an extra boost of protein, add a scoop of vanilla protein powder to the blender. You can also sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg on top of the smoothie for an extra pop of flavor.