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pumpkin spice smoothie


I kind of despise pumpkin. I am by no means a picky eater and there are very food things in the world that I actually don’t eat or don’t like much, puree pumpkin been one of them!

Because I have a couple of pumpkin cans left from thanksgiving and I really want to free the space in my pantry I decided to use them in smoothies. Even though they were OK next time I will use more banana to kind of get rid off the pumpkin flavor even more :-)

On another note, have you notice the nutrition facts on some of my recipes? I am hard at work trying to add them to all of my recipes….it will take me a while but be patient, it will get done!

As I have said in the past, I am not to fond on getting fixated with calories, as I find much more important to focus on the quality of ingredients and moderation. Also, even though many of my recipes are much healthier than other versions out there some of them are getting bad grades…..Oh wellthis is not going to stop me from eating them, I can tell you that much :-)

Like I said before, just use your common sense, don’t eat the entire batch of what ever you are making at once :-)

Anyhow, until my next recipe,

Enjoy!!

Pour all ingredients in the blender and pulse for 20-30 seconds. YOU ARE DONE!!

This smoothie is very rich in Vitamin A among other wonderful properties :-)

 
These are other smoothies you may like. 
Blackberry, banana and mint smoothie
Papaya and coconut smoothie
Spinach and strawberry smoothie
Chocolate, peanut butter and banana smoothie.

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Pumpkin pie smoothie

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 4-5 servings

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cardamon powder
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
2 tbsp maple syrup, optional
2-3 frozen bananas
1/4 cup flax seed meal, optional
3-4 cups unsweetened almond milk

Directions:

Place all the ingredients in a blender and pulse for 30 seconds or so. Enjoy.

Nutrition facts are calculated based on 4 servings. This is high in manganese, magnesium, vitamin A and fiber. 

If you want to decrease the sugar by adding 2 tablespoons of honey sugar will drop to 30g. By omitting the honey you drop the sugar to 22g.

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7 Responses to “pumpkin spice smoothie”

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    Danelle — March 26, 2012 @ 6:14 pm

    These sound great to me! My husband doesn’t like pumpkin either, so I’ll use lots of bananas in his. ;)

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    Núria — March 26, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

    Por aquí los smoonthie no son muy conocidos, pero se ven realmente ricos…..besos

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    Heidi — March 26, 2012 @ 9:07 pm

    Yummy! I love pumpkin smoothies. Although, I find I get sick of pumpkin really fast so I only use it once in a while. I love that you’re adding nutrition info to your recipes. I don’t count calories at all but I always like to be aware of them.

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    Texanerin — March 27, 2012 @ 7:15 pm

    Too bad I’m allergic to bananas. This smoothie has so much protein, fiber and vitamin A! Interesting that you keep making pumpkin stuff although you don’t like it. You’re so nice to your family. :)

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    Tara — November 14, 2013 @ 9:28 am

    Thank you! This was really good! I didn’t have any almond milk so I used regular, so mines a tad fattier :) the lady who wrote in Spanish said where she lives smoothies aren’t well known, but it is really rich tasting, kisses..

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    nikki4wholefoods — November 19, 2013 @ 9:42 pm

    Cardamon should not be used in this recipe at all. Gives ut a hirrible taste. Otherwise it probably would have been good.

    • Miryam@eatgood4life — November 19th, 2013 @ 9:43 pm

      I love cardamon so sorry you don’t like it but I do :-) You can omit it next time :-)

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