Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
Posted on 12 August 2020
Done right, this smoothie has a comforting egg-nog flavour and provides a boost of immunity-nourishing nutrients such as vitamin A (in beta-carotene form).
½ Cup pumpkin puree
200 ml milk (animal or plant milk will work)
200 ml water
1 Scoop vanilla protein powder
1 Scoop Raw Collagen
½ tsp cinnamon
pinch of cardamom
pinch of nutmeg
Blend all ingredients together using a blender or food processor. You can adjust the amount of liquid to change the consistency of the smoothie.
The sweetness of your smoothie will largely depend on the sweetener level of your protein powder. If you are using an unflavoured protein powder, you may like to add a little extra sweetener in the form of honey or maple syrup. It is also possible to use non-caloric sweeteners such as stevia, xylitol or erythritol. It is 100% up to you how sweet you like your pumpkin spice smoothies!
It's a great idea when pumpkins are in season to freeze some of the cooked flesh to use in soups and smoothies later in the year. Pumpkin puree is also available in cans all year around.