Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie

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Yeah for pumpkin season right?  I am seriously loving all the different recipes showing up on Pinterest, blogs, in magazines, and Facebook.  YUM!  Have you made these Pumpkin Spice Protein Bites yet?  I am so addicted.  They’re almost as good as my original Nut Butter Bites.  In fact if you add chocolate chips to this recipe, I think they’d be as good.   You could call them Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Protein Bites!  Yikes, lets move on to my EPIC Pumpkin Spice Smoothie ok!  

Pumpkin Spice and Everything NICE

Pumpkin Spice and Everything NICE

Since I had left-over pumpkin after making those delicious bites, I whipped up a smoothie almost immediately.  You could say I have another favorite healthy breakfast!  Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie, with or without Cinnamon sprinkled on top.  YUM!

With Cinnamon Or....

With Cinnamon Or….

....without cinnamon

….without cinnamon

Either way, I promise it’s delicious.  I actually prefer mine with the extra cinnamon sprinkled on top.  You know why?  I’ll tell ya…..“Cinnamon is an excellent anti-inflammatory and super healthy for ya”!  YEAH for cinnamon.  It’s my favorite spice to add to my smoothies after I run for this reason alone.  So if you’re a runner, I encourage you to use Cinnamon daily.  It’s once of those spices I have a love hate relationship with, but after learning all about its benefits, I decided to fall in love with it!

Cinnamon, Ginger and Nutmeg

Cinnamon, Ginger and Fresh Nutmeg

I also love using fresh nutmeg!  You know, those hard as a stone, round little nuggets of goodness, that are so fragrant when freshly grated!   No worries, if you can’t find them, ground will do just fine.  Remember a little goes a long way, so a pinch is all you need.  Cinnamon, Ginger, and Nutmeg!  This smoothie has all of our favorite spices that remind us of eating pumpkin pie.  I am soooo excited for you to try this!

PUMPKIN SPICE PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • ½ cup canned pure pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 serving of Shaklee Pumpkin Spice Energizing Life Shake
  • 1 date, pitted
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 handful of greens, I used 3 large leaves of romaine
  • more liquid as needed

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a blender, combine the banana, pumpkin purée,coconut milk and date and pulse to combine.
  2. Add the cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg and blend until thick and smooth.
  3. Add Greens of choice which is optional but highly recommended.
  4. Add more liquid to desired consistency.
  5. Pour into a glass and serve.

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I love everything about Life in general which is why staying healthy is important to me. Its fun to spread the word that you can have vibrant health by having a positive attitude, eating well, exercising and taking Shaklee food supplements. I truly believe this lifestyle has allowed me to continue to run marathons and I look forward to many more.

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