14 Jan Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
I think you are really going to enjoy this delicious seasonal smoothie. This recipe will help #ChangeYourBuds as it is made with actual pumpkin puree and all the spices of fall you are craving. A full serving is only 14 grams of sugar and 69 mg of sodium. You can even add a little black coffee to this to give it a little extra kick in the morning.
This low-calorie, low-sodium smoothie is also a great source of fiber, potassium, and plant based protein. It’s helpful to layer smoothie ingredients in a certain order for the best texture. Always start with liquids first to create a vortex in the blender that pulls in other ingredients to be blended. Follow liquids with softer, high-moisture foods such as fresh fruits, softer vegetables, nut butters, or yogurt. Next, add hearty vegetables, such as carrots or kale, nuts, and seeds. Finish with frozen fruit or ice so the weight pushes the other ingredients down toward the vortex.
🌟 NOTE: This is a high-potassium smoothie.
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for garnish
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
2 large pitted dates
2 tablespoons raisins
1 15-ounce can unsweetened pumpkin puree
3 medium navel oranges, peeled and quartered
2 tablespoons flax seed or chia seeds
1 cup ice
Add all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!