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4-Ingredient Pumpkin Smoothie

Well, it has happened. 

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Pumpkin has made its way to The Dreaming Foodie for the season. 

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While I’m not usually one to stick to certain flavors, like pumpkin, at specific times of the year, I have been thinking of it more than usual lately. 

Maybe it is just the cooler temperatures. I can feel fall in the air. Maybe I’m more of a seasonal eater than I know. Maybe I subconsciously do crave pumpkin more in the fall.

Either way, I have had a pumpkin smoothie on my mind for awhile now. I do love pureed pumpkin. As soon as I have a chance, I plan on picking up a bunch of fresh pie pumpkins, roasting them, and keeping the puree on hand. For now though, I have this canned puree, and love it.

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Not only is pureed pure pumpkin delicious, it carries health benefits. Just Google it. Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants — lots of good stuff for us. 

I don’t think a lot of people associate pumpkin with being a health food, just because it is associated with pumpkin pie. The pumpkin part = good for you, the pie part = not so much. 

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That’s why when I was making this smoothie, I wanted to keep it as healthful as possible. Pumpkin sure does taste good with lots of sugar added, we all know that from pie, but I want to save that indulgence for Thanksgiving. For an everyday treat, I want to keep it better for me. 

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I used bananas and yogurt to sweeten this smoothie. I needed no other sweetener, but if you desire a sweeter pumpkin taste, feel free to add a sweetener of your choice.

The only other ingredient in this smoothie is almond milk. Yep, that’s it. Four ingredients:

-Pureed pumpkin
-Banana
-Yogurt
-Almond milk

Oh, and cinnamon and nutmeg! That is what I used to spice my smoothie up a bit, but if you have pumpkin pie spice, that would be good too! And the amount is completely up to you. Spice it to your liking!

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Like many recipes I have been posting, this recipe is 1) super simple to make and 2) easily customizable.

This recipe is made easily vegan by using almond or coconut yogurt. I use this coconut yogurt and absolutely love it. The smoothie can be made sweeter, or spicier, to your liking. You can use any milk you want to – choose your favorite. And, the recipe I provide makes enough for one smoothie. It is so easily doubled, tripled, etc.

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Oh, and, if you are like me, you will love this smoothie topped with some extra cinnamon and a handful of granola! Yes, eat the granola off the top with a spoon and then sip the rest of the smoothie. Heavenly! 

If you’re looking for a pumpkin treat that is healthy and easy to prepare, you’ve got it! 4-ingredient pumpkin smoothies! 

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4-Ingredient Pumpkin Smoothie
Serves 1
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Ingredients
  1. 1 banana, frozen
  2. 1/4 cup pure pumpkin puree
  3. 1/4 cup yogurt (I used coconut yogurt!)
  4. 1/2 cup almond milk (or your favorite milk)
  5. Cinnamon and nutmeg (or pumpkin pie spice)
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend on high, until completely smooth and creamy. Add cinnamon and nutmeg (or pumpkin pie spice) to your liking.
  2. Enjoy!
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