Start off a cold-weather day with this delicious pumpkin-based smoothie. And if you’re looking to bump up your protein intake, add a scoop or two of your favorite whey protein for a boost.
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories: 96; total fat: 2g; saturated fat: 0g; protein: 3g; carbohydrates: 17g; sugar: 12g; fiber: 4g; cholesterol: 0mg; sodium: 14mg
Recipe and photo by Sharon Palmer, R.D.N., author of Plant-Powered for Life.
Makes 2 servings
- 3 Tbsp cooked (or canned) pumpkin
- 1 fresh medium orange, peeled, quartered
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup soy or almond milk
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp flaxseeds
- 2 ice cubes
How to make it
Place all ingredients in a blender, and process for 2 minutes, until very smooth and creamy.
Pour into two glasses.