Pumpkin Spice Milkshake

What a beautiful Fall it’s been here on the East Coast! Pleasant weather, sunny and breezy! We are so lucky. In the spirit of autumn, I decided to give in to the whole “pumpkin spice” craze and make this delicious pumpkin spice milkshake. I’m calling it a milkshake instead of a smoothie, because it really had the smooth consistency of a  milkshake, and the banana made it nice and sweet.  A friend of mine recently asked me how to cut down  on sugar. She loves the occasional milkshake. Ripe bananas and unsweetened almond milk make a perfect replacement!  They are filled with nutrients, fiber and protein and you don’t have to worry too much about packing on the holiday pounds. I hope you enjoy this recipe and have a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday!

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You Will Need:

  • 1 ripe banana, frozen (peel first!)
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Unsweetened Vanilla almond milk (or non-dairy beverage of choice)
  • Pumpkin spice  powder (cinnamon, nutmeg or allspice will do also)
  • Optional add-ons: chia seeds, hemp seeds, almond flour (for extra protein)

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To Prepare

  1. In a blender or magic bullet, mix 1-2 tbsp pumpkin puree, 1 ripe banana, 1 cup almond milk and  1 tsp pumpkin spice powder
  2. Blend until smooth!
  3. Bottoms up!

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This recipe makes 1 milkshake.

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