Fall is officially here, which brings about our dear friend- pumpkin spice.
I, unabashedly, am one of those people. I love me some pumpkin spice. In fact, GIVE ME ALL THE PUMPKIN SPICED THINGS. All of them. I just recently purchased some clove, cinnamon and orange essential oils a week ago JUST so I could add the mixture to our diffuser and make my house smell all pumpkin-y and spicy. YAY!
Unfortunately here in So Cal, we're still feeling the summer heat. For some reason, we receive summer weather far into August, if not September and it lasts us well through October (if not a bit of November! UGH!) Needless to say, we still appreciate a good ice cold beverage.
If you've been following me for a while, you know I love smoothies. They're one of the fastest, easiest and best ways I can pack a bunch of nutrients into one meal and feed my family. We all enjoy them- even Luke! And again, I can also hide those dreaded vegetables so he's eating them whether he wants to or not :)
We absolutely LOVE this smoothie (even my husband who isn't the biggest fan of pumpkin spice things) and have been having it pretty often. It's got only a few wholesome, good-for-you ingredients, but really packs the autumnal, spice filled punch!
PUMPKIN PIE SMOOTHIE
For printable recipe, click here
- 1 cup full fat coconut milk
- 3 dates, pitted
- optional 1 tablespoon egg white protein powder (I get mine from Trader Joe's. The ingredient is literally "egg white". That's all)
- 4 ice cubes
- 1 tablespoon raw, unsweetened cashew butter
- 1/4 cup organic pumpkin puree
- optional 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Add all the ingredients into your high powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.