Healthy and Hearty Pumpkin Apple Smoothie
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Recipe type: Easy
Cuisine: Breakfast Smoothie
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Serves: 2 servings
 
Healthy, hearty smoothie rich in vitamins and protein that combines all the flavors of fall.
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup canned pumpkin puree (also known as pure pumpkin)
  • 1 medium apple, cored and cut into chunks (a slightly tart variety like Fuji or honeycrisp works best)
  • Half of a banana, frozen
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk (Can also use almond, soy or cashew milk.)
  • 2 tablespoons old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground ginger
  • Ice, as needed; approximately ½ cup
Instructions
  1. Place the half of a banana in the freezer at least an hour prior to making the smoothie. If you’re planning on making the smoothie for breakfast, it is easiest to toss the banana in the freezer the night before. Using a frozen banana helps to give the smoothie a creamier texture, but you can also skip this step and use an unfrozen banana if you’re in a hurry.
  2. Place the chia seeds and oats in a blender or food processor. Blend for approximately 30 seconds until the seeds and oats are finely ground.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the blender, and then blend for another minute or two until smooth. It is usually best to only add approximately half of the ice at the beginning, and then add more as you go until the mixture reaches your desired consistency.
  4. If the smoothie looks too thin, you can add more ice to thicken it up. Alternatively, you should add more milk if you feel the smoothie turned out too thick.
  5. Pour out into glasses and enjoy immediately.
Recipe by Run DMT at https://deniseisrundmt.com/2017/10/13/healthy-and-hearty-pumpkin-apple-smoothie/