Not only does this easy recipe by Krysten from Behind the Kale 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 (rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants), reserve a little leftover pumpkin to whip up into one of these smoothies. Keep yourself healthily satiated while cookie dough, pie filling and chocolate temptations abound.
Pumpkin puree | Adds fiber and vitamin C
Maca | Adds flavinoids
Chia seeds | Add fiber and healthy omega fats.
Cacao | Adds antioxidants
A great way to stay balanced during the calorie-cornacopia that is the holiday season!
The Pumpkin Almond Butter Cup Smoothie
1/2 cup organic pumpkin puree
3/4 -1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 – 2 stalks of kale
1 tsp maca powder
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp cacao powder
sprinkle of cinnamon
sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice
optional: 1/2 scoop vanilla or chocolate protein powder
Blend everything. Add an extra sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice on top and enjoy!