Healthy Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Want to get into the holiday spirit without compromising your healthy eating habits?  Or want to make nutritional amends after a couple too many cookies?

Well, this vegan pumpkin spice smoothie might be just the thing.  It’s super easy to make, has all the flavors you crave during the holiday season, and tastes like an indulgent dessert.  Stick with these smoothies throughout the holiday season and you might not need to take any drastic measures come January 1st.

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Healthy Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:

* 1/2 banana (or use a small Hawaiian apple banana)
* 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
* 1 cup almond milk
* 1 cup ice cubes
* 6-8 dates (can reduce to 3-4 if using the larger Medjool variety)
* 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

Combine ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

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2 Responses to “Healthy Pumpkin Spice Smoothie”

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    Paula — September 10, 2012 at 4:32 am

    hi- thanks for posting this! ive been looking for a recipe like this!! do you know how many calories are in this recipe?

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    CATE — September 10, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Hi Paula. I'm actually no sure, since I don't count calories. But I know there are sites that le you plug in ingredients and serving numbers and it will calculate nutritional information for you. It's worth Googling if you're interested :)

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