Here at the Kilmer household we’re going crazy on pumpkin recipes! Yikes! The kids and I are having so much fun with Halloween and the preparation for our big party day! This year I’m toning it down and keeping it short and sweet on Halloween since it’s a school night. This healthy pumpkin smoothie is one of our favorites because it’s like chilled pumpkin pie in a glass, but without the fat and calories. This thick and creamy smoothie makes a delicious and filling liquid breakfast or an energy-boosting snack. Use a very ripe banana (preferably frozen) and sweeten your smoothie according to your preference either with agave, honey or brown sugar.
Ali in the Valley
Photo by: Ali
Recipe for Pumpkin Smoothie:
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 very ripe medium-sized banana
3/4 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt ( 0% fat Greek vanilla yogurt)
1 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup crushed ice
Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth, making sure the ice is completely crushed.
Makes two servings
Per 8-10 ounce serving: Calories 167