In many lovely places, the leaves have already begun to turn rich, warm colors and the air has cooled down to the perfect temperature. It’s one of the most festive times of year— and I just can’t get enough of it. Especially the foods. Ah, autumn foods warm the tummy and the soul. Tis the season of comfort foods! All sorts of bakeries and coffee shops will soon be stocking their shelves with pumpkin bread, muffins and coffee. And we will be there enjoying these treats as well! Yet at Simple Green Smoothies, we also think it’s important to make our health a priority and not go overboard on those addictive fall specialties that are often loaded with sugars, unhealthy fats and caffeine.
That’s why we created a healthy alternative—our favorite, fall-inspired green smoothie recipe, the Pumpkin Spice Green Smoothie. We hope you make it, enjoy it and spread the green smoothie love to your friends on Instagram and Facebook. (You can show us your #pumpkinspice creation by tagging @SimpleGreenSmoothies).
Stock your own kitchen with some pumpkin cheer! Pumpkin, particularly the flesh of the pumpkin, is packed with fiber (great for digestion and feeling fuller longer), vitamin A (great for your eyes), and iron (great for healthy blood). And when you blend it with the perfect combination of ingredients, this nutritious food turns into a deliciously-healthy treat. Autumn has never tasted and felt so good!
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 2 cups almond milk (unsweetened)
- 1 cup pumpkin (unsweetened (canned or fresh))
- 1 banana
- 1 cup mango
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Blend spinach and almond milk until smooth.
- Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
QUESTION: What other fall-inspired green smoothies recipes would you love to blend? Comment below!