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Pumpkin Spice Power Smoothie Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Power Smoothie
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.

More Pumpkin Spice Deliciousness:
Pumpkin Spice Smoothies from Drink and Cocktail Recipes
Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding from Eating Clean Recipes
Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake from White on Rice Couple

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Blueberry Smoothie with Oats and Greek Yogurt Recipe

Blueberry Oatmeal SmoothieThis is my post-vacation-time-to-eat-better-power-breakfast-smoothie. Packed with good things like Greek yogurt, blueberries, almond butter and a few spoonfuls of oats, it’s a satisfying way to get back on track.

Blueberry Smoothie with Oats and Greek Yogurt Recipe
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or water
2 tablespoons uncooked plain oatmeal (I used gluten free quick oats)
1 tablespoon natural almond butter
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (I prefer full fat or 2%)
1 cup frozen blueberries
Natural sweetener, if desired

Add almond milk, oatmeal, almond butter, Greek yogurt and frozen blueberries to a blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. Taste and sweeten as desired.

Makes 1 big or 2 small smoothies (1 3/4 cups total)

Tip: Be sure to blend well to fully incorporate the oats. If needed, add 1/4 cup additional almond milk for easier blending.
Blueberry Oat Smoothies

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Peach Frozen Yogurt Smoothie Pops Recipe

Peach Frozen Yogurt Smoothie Pops
You don’t need a straw (or glass!) to enjoy these smoothie pops. Simply blend your favorite smoothie ingredients and freeze in popsicle molds. Here I’ve whirled together creamy Greek yogurt with fresh peach chunks, banana and a squeeze of honey.

Peach Frozen Yogurt Smoothie Pops Recipe
1 cup fresh ripe peach chunks (I buy organic and leave the peel)
1 medium banana, cut into chunks
1 cup (8 ounces) plain Greek yogurt (full fat works best)
1 to 2 tablespoons honey or pure maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla
Popsicle molds
Foil squares
Wooden craft sticks

Add peach chunks, banana, Greek yogurt, honey and vanilla to blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour blended mixture into popsicle molds. Cover tops of molds with foil; insert wooden craft stick through foil. Freeze until solid, about 6 hours.

Makes 6 smoothie pops

Tip: The amount of honey needed depends on the ripeness of the fruit. Start with 1 tablespoon and taste after blending the mixture to adjust for sweetness.