We suggest bookmarking this easy recipe by Krysten from Behind the Kale, concocted especially for our readers. Not only does this smoothie make a delicious, nutritious fall snack, but it’s the kind of recipe we’ll be keeping in our back pocket all through the holiday baking season. While whipping up recipes that call for cans of pumpkin puree, reserve a little leftover pumpkin to whip up one of these smoothies and keep yourself healthily satiated while cookie dough, pie filling and chocolate temptations abound! A great way to stay balanced during the calorie-cornacopia that is the holiday season!
Pumpkin Almond Butter Cup Smoothie
1/2 cup organic pumpkin puree
1 tsp cacao powder
sprinkle of cinnamon
sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp maca powder
2 tbsp chia seeds
3/4 -1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 - 2 stalks of kale
Blend everything. Add an extra sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice on top and enjoy!