Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

‘Tis the season for all things pie and pumpkin- right?
When I was younger I was not the biggest fan of pumpkin… it was okay but I wouldn’t ever crave it. Then I grew up and my taste buds matured after massive inhalation of Great Harvest pumpkin spice bread (no chocolate for me!).
Now I am a lover of all that yummy pumpkin stuff. But instead of nomming on cookies and bread all day (I still eat them but I try to limit the amount of face stuffing so I don’t end up to be 500 lbs), I make this delicious smoothie- it satisfies my need for pumpkin in a lower calorie way. Winnning.
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (or 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 4 whole, pitted dates
  • 6-7 ice cubes
  • dash of cinnamon and dash of nutmeg
  • Add ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • You can always add more liquid if there’s too much frozen in it!
  • Optional but reccomended: top with pecans or granola