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Easy Eats: Autumn Pumpkin Smoothie

October 31, 2018

IMG_5002Fall has long been my favorite season. I love feeling the crisp air, the color of the fall leaves, and the coziness of cuddling under scarves and blankets. Unfortunately, I live in Alabama where it’s still in the 80s and set to be one of the warmest autumns on record. I have a hard time getting into the fall spirit when it’s still hot as blazes outside. This week, I made this delicious fall-inspired smoothie and it was the perfect balance for this hotter-than-usual season. This smoothie is, of course, still cold and refreshing, but has all the warm, cozy flavors of fall. Hope you enjoy!

1 cup almond milk

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp collagen

1 tbsp vanilla protein powder

1 tsp of vanilla extract

1 tbsp almond butter

½ cup pumpkin puree

½ frozen banana

handful of ice

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or more if desired; I used almost an entire tbsp. because I love it so much)

optional: 1 tbsp maple syrup (this additional ingredient is extra delicious as it adds in even more fall flavors and goodness, but I left it out because I’m cutting back on sugar); I also topped mine with a little handful of pumpkin granola!

As always, blend and enjoy!

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