Spiced Pumpkin Shake

I am so excited for this month’s Recipe Redux theme, “Orange your glad it’s fall?”

Yes. Yes I am.

I get so excited with the change of the seasons, enjoying new flavors that I haven’t had for almost a year. Pumpkin, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, and more. What do all of these wonderful vegetables have in common? They are loaded with the orange-pigmented¬†antioxidant, beta carotene.¬†Pumpkin is also loaded with vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and folate.

The problem with most pumpkin-flavored items is that they tend to be loaded with fat and excess sugar. Pumpkin-pie, frapps, cheesecake, all take innocent pumpkin and turn it into junk food.

These pumpkin shakes still deliver on the benefits of pumpkin, without all the added frills. Perfect for breakfast, as a snack, dessert, its the perfect way to celebrate Fall.

Spiced Pumpkin Shake

Ingredients:
1/2 cup pumpkin
1/2 frozen banana
2.5 tbsp. sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Place all ingredients in a blender, puree into smooth. Makes 1 large serving, 2 small shakes.



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Comments

  1. says

    Pumpkins are one of the best parts of fall! I’m so happy you posted this since I have an open can of pumpkin puree in the fridge, and few good ideas for it. This sounds simple and satisfying- Perfect!

  2. Katy @ Healthy Aperture says

    Anytime I can drink my food and make it sound this delicious and pumpkiny….I’m all in! Fall flavors are the best! I wonder if I can freeze this to enjoy for a few months!

    @KatySkrzy

  3. says

    Just had this for breakfast (I added some ice to the blender to make it thicker) and it’s SO delicious! I’ll definitely be eating a lot of pumpkin this year!

  4. DK says

    Yum! I bet adding ice to it would make it creamier, thanks for the suggestion Annette. Thanks for all your comments, glad you like it!

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