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(Low) Sugar, Spice, & Everything Nice: Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Recipe

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The moment all of us autumn-loving, leaves-changing, sweater-wearing devotees have been waiting for: pumpkin spice season!

Nothing beats those warming cinnamon-spice vibes or the slightly sweet, creaminess of pumpkin puree. Everywhere you turn you can find pumpkin-spice lattes, pumpkin-spice cookies, pumpkin-spice beer.

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These are a fun treat every once in awhile, but on a daily basis, we’re looking at sugar crashes from refined sweeteners, tummy troubles from excessive dairy, and possibly a few extra holiday pounds.

How can we enjoy our favorite seasonal offering guilt-free? With this super simple, plant-based, low-sugar, and aptly named, Pumpkin Spice Smoothie!

Inspired by Project Juice's seasonal Pumpkin Spiced Smoothie offered at select retail locations, the base of this smoothie is almond milk (so we can skip on the dairy-related bloating...) with a frozen banana for extra creamy texture, dates for a touch of caramel-like sweetness, and, of course, organic pumpkin puree!

The best part? Pumpkin is loaded with fiber to keep you full for longer, maintain heart health, and, at only 50 calories per cup, keep your waistline trim through those holiday indulgences.

Trust, your taste buds (and health goals) will approve! 

 

PUMPKIN SPICE SMOOTHIE RECIPE

Serves: 1

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 c. almond milk (or your favorite plant-based mylk)
  • 1 banana, peeled + frozen
  • 1 date, pitted
  • ½ c. organic pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth.

Pour into a glass and enjoy!

 


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