Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

DSC_0040I’m one of those pumpkin fanatics that stocks up on the canned kind when it appears on supermarket shelves because I use it year-round in a variety of ways.  I love the taste of pumpkin, but I also love the nutrition it offers. This Pumpkin Spice Smoothie is a better-for-you option that’s delicious and nutritious.

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I know, I know. Whipped cream? Why not?

A bit of whipped cream doesn’t detract from the half-cup serving of vegetables, and the eight grams of protein and four grams of fiber you’re sipping. Plus, the entire smoothie has just 200 calories!

Check out these Maple Walnut Pumpkin Muffins for even more pumpkin goodness.

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Makes 1 serving

¾ cup 1% low-fat milk

½ cup plain canned pumpkin

3 teaspoons brown sugar (or less, or other sweetener or your choice)

½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

pinch each: ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg

2 ice cubes

4 tablespoons instant whipped cream (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Pour into 12-ounce glass and drink immediately. Garnish with crushed nutmeg, if desired.

Per serving (with whipped cream):

200 calories

4 grams fat

90 milligrams sodium

33 grams carbohydrate

4 grams fiber

8 grams protein

260 milligrams calcium

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