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Healthy Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Smoothie

November 21, 2016
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This one’s for the lot that has to wait until 6pm to enjoy their turkey dinner. Or for anyone who wants to enjoy a truly naughty tasting breakfast smoothie, that isn’t bad for you! Have this the day of, the day before, or the day after- I promise this pumpkin pie smoothie is the perfect way to start your holiday. Yes, it tastes exactly like chilled pumpkin pie filling, yes it is packed with protein, and yes, believe it or not it is vegan :) so no one has to deal with a puffy tummy after one of these.

img_0829Ingredients: Makes 1 smoothie

1/2 cup canned pumpkin

1 frozen banana

2 TBS vanilla pea protein (pea protein is the way to go here for texture purposes, plus whey tends to bloat people, I use Tropeaka)

1/4 TSP vanilla extract

1/2 TSP pumpkin pie spice

Unsweetened vanilla almond milk on hand to add in for mixing (I like Silk because it doesn’t have a lot of crap in it.)

Directions: Toss all ingredients in a blender, top with almond milk, and blend. Add in more almond milk if needed. Pour in a glass and top with chia seeds, or coconut flakes, whatever your heart desires!

img_0758Because there are plenty of not-so-good-for-you smoothie recipes out there for you, I thought I’d give you the nutritional breakdown so that you can have a look for yourselves and see that for breakfast- this ain’t a bad way to start your day:

Calories: 257

Protein 21 grams

Carbs 39 grams

Fiber 6 grams

Sugar 19 grams

Fat 4 grams

Sat Fat 0 grams

*Depending on your protein powder, the protein and sugar could vary- but if you’re using a quality protein powder you can’t do much harm here.

img_0759Tell me that ooey gooey texture doesn’t look divine??

If you do whip one of these up- shoot me a picture! I love seeing how people make these recipes their own.

I’m feeling extra thankful for all of you this season, without my readers this wouldn’t be a blog, it’d be a diary! If the feeling’s mutual- go ahead and give this post a tweet, pin, or share. The buttons below make it easy as pie 😉

 

 

 

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