Anyone that knows the one thing that gets me excited for Fall: Pumpkin! It’s shocking that I never had pumpkin pie until I was probably 20 years old, but once I did, I was in love with everything pumpkin. As soon as late September rolls around, I have my friends emailing and texting me with their latest pumpkin flavored finds. I truly do find it that exciting…the simple things, right?
The flavors of Fall are just heavenly. Roasted sweet potatoes with rosemary, butternut squash and brussel sprouts with thyme, cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin oh my! So get excited because this site will be invaded with fall flavored recipes that will get your taste buds excited and your skinny jeans too!
I love experimenting with different green smoothie ingredients and I’ve come up with some great Summer blends such as my Piña Colada Green Smoothie and my Cucumber Watermelon Refresher. However, Fall beckons for some warming flavors and so of course I had to try to come up with a pumpkin pie flavored green smoothie that tasted as close to the real thing as possible. Let’s face it, pie is amazingly delicious, but not so sweet to your waistline. This smoothie is high in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It’s cleansing, energizing, refreshing and warming all at once.
It took me a few times to get the recipe right, but I think I landed on something that will blow your socks off and it will definitely satisfy your pumpkin pie cravings all Fall long!
pumpkin pie green smoothie
1.5 cups spinach
1/3 cup pumpkin filling (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 tsp pure maple syrup
1-1.5 tsp cinnamon
generous sprinkle of nutmeg
sprinkle of cloves
1 Tbsp flax seeds
small piece fresh ginger
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
Put all ingredients into a high speed blender. Blend, cozy up to your favorite book and enjoy!