This is a versatile pumpkin recipe that takes you from totally healthy to a bit of a treat. You can enjoy the flavors of a pumpkin pie in a smoothie that you can feel good about starting your day with. It has fiber, protein, and nutrients. Sounds like a great breakfast to me! I’ve given you a sugar-free option, a natural sugar option, and a refined sugar option that still has all that good fiber, protein, and nutrients (just a little sugar too!). Of course, the refined sugar option tastes just like a pumpkin pie, but the other options are really good too. They give you the flavor of pumpkin pie in a healthy on-the-go breakfast choice you can feel good about.
Time to Make It: 5 minutes
Yield: 4 pints
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
4 cups unsweetened almond milk
2 cups pumpkin puree
1 cup plain greek yogurt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
*sweetener of choice
Low-Sugar = 1 tablespoon powdered Stevia
Natural Sugar = 4 pitted medjool dates
Refined Sugar = 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Pour into four pint-sized mason jars, or eight half-pint mason jars. Screw on lids and refrigerate overnight. Smoothie will thicken as it stands.
3. Serve smoothies cold. Smoothies stay good in the fridge for about 1 week.