Monday, October 27, 2014

RECIPE: Pumpkin Pie Smoothie {Dairy-Free}

I've been getting the "What do you put in your smoothies?" question a lot lately, so I thought I'd share one of my FAVORITE fall smoothie recipes...

My
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie!!!

I made it at the Bent On Learning Holiday Benefit and the guests LOVED it! {BOL is one of yoga queen, Hilaria Baldwin's, favorite yoga charities.}

It's easy peasy to make and it serves as a yummylicious breakfast, snack, post-workout refuel, or dessert. Trust me when I say, it tastes a heck of a lot better than it looks!


Pumpkin Pie Smoothie ~ 
Here's how ya make it:

Ingredients:
~ 1 1/2 Cup Pumpkin Puree (make sure that the ONLY ingredient is pumpkin!)
~ 1 Cup Almond Milk (sub in another non-dairy option like coconut milk if you prefer etc.)
~ 1 Cup Crushed Ice, Ice Baby
~ 1 Tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
~ 1 Tsp. Cinnamon
~ 1 Tsp. Royal Maca Superfood <-- Helps BOOST libido & fertility ;-) 
~ 1/2 Tsp. Stevia

Supplies:                                           
~ Blender
~ Measuring Spoons
~ Measuring Cup
~ Knife
~ Cup
~ Straw

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2-3                               

Directions:

~ Bottoms Up!

Nitty Gritty Nutrition Facts:

* Pumpkin is a good source of the following Minerals and Vitamins:

Iron
Lutein ~ A vitamin that helps combat free radicals that particularly protect eyesight. Did ya know? Lutein comes from the Latin name 'luteus' that means "yellow or gold," its natural color. 
Magnesium
Manganese
Phosphorus ~ A mineral that makes up 1% of a person's total body weight. Present in EVERY cell of the body, but mostly found in the bones and teeth.
Zinc 

It's ALSO a good source of protein and vitamin K. {What's vitamin K good for?}. 

Sooo, what do ya think?! Better than pumpkin pie?? It sho is healthier!!