Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Get a whole serving of veggies with this quick and easy pumpkin spice smoothie that’s a great breakfast option for the whole family.

    Female Speaker: Hello! Today I have a super smoothie recipe for you thats easy to make and super yummy too. This is a great way for you and your kids to get a healthy breakfast done before a busy day at school or work. You can even take it with you to go; and best of all, this pumpkin spice smoothie tastes like pumpkin pie in a glass with fewer calories than a traditional pumpkin pie.

    Okay, this is really easy. I am going to show you how to make one serving but you can always double the ingredients if you want to make more. First off, we are starting with canned pumpkin. Now canned pumpkin is something I usually have in my pantry year around, not just at Thanksgiving time, because it contains nutrients like fiber, iron, potassium, and vitamin A, and in addition to this smoothie I like to add pumpkin to my tomato sauce for spaghetti or homemade pizza. It adds nutrition and creaminess to those recipes, without really affecting the taste.

    I need a cup of canned pumpkin. Okay, check the label to make sure you are buying 100% pure pumpkin and not a pumpkin pie filling or mixed which can have added sugar in it. I usually buy a few extra cans in the fall when it's on sale.

    Next, I am going to add a-third of a cup of non-fat plain yogurt; and now we'll add the milk, this is a-third of a cup of skimmed milk; between the milk and the yogurt this smoothie provides a decent amount of calcium to keep bones strong and healthy.

    Next, two tablespoons of oats which adds in some fiber and it makes the smoothie thicker, and two teaspoons of honey, and now for the spice, I am adding a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. If you don't have pumpkin pie spice on hand you could use a teaspoon of cinnamon and a teaspoon of nutmeg.

    And last, in goes the ice. I usually add three or four ice cubes. Now, Ill blend this until its smooth and frothy, it takes about a minute.

    There you have it, Pumpkin Spice Smoothie; pretty tasty way to get a serving of veggies.