A sure sign of fall is the general frenzy around pumpkin spice drinks. I can get behind the love for all things pumpkin spice, especially in the form of a not-too-sweet pumpkin power smoothie.
This breakfast smoothie is made with Greek yogurt, almond milk, pumpkin puree and of course, spices. The addition of banana sweetens the smoothie and adds a creamy texture. If you love a bit more sweetness, add a drizzle of maple syrup or honey.
Pumpkin Spice Power Smoothie Recipe
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (I prefer full fat or 2%)
1/4 cup pure pumpkin puree
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 medium banana, cut-up
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla
Pure maple syrup or honey, if needed
Add yogurt, pumpkin, almond milk, banana, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla to blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. Taste for sweetness; add maple syrup or honey, if needed. Pour into a glass. If desired, sprinkle with additional cinnamon.
Makes 1 serving (about 1 3/4 cups)
Tip: If you love the flavor of cloves or nutmeg, add a dash of those spices before blending your smoothie. You can also use pumpkin pie spice in place of the cinnamon and ginger.
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