Get in the Spirit: Pumpkin Smoothie

I make smoothies pretty regularly, but I tend to stick with what I know.  I never would have thought to put PUMPKIN in, even though this now seems like such a no-brainer.  When Jess at Blonde Ponytail shared her own pumpkin smoothie, I immediately knew I had to try it out myself.

After spin class this morning, I came home and needed a quick fix that I could take on the road to run some errands.  The solution?  As always, a smoothie. But this time, the pumpkin flavor would help get me in the Thanksgiving mood.  In spite of the rain outside, the holiday is upon us!  Here's how it went:

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Into the blender: 

4-5 ice cubes
Half a banana, sliced
Just a splash of almond milk to get the thick ingredients flowing

4-6 ounces of Greek yogurt
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
A dash of pumpkin spice

Ready, set, blend! 

And just like that, I'm ready to go! 

In just one sip, I was hooked.  It. Is. Yummy.  This pumpkin smoothie was the perfect seasonal protein-packed pick-me-up after the gym, to take with me on-the-go.  I was so sad when the cup was empty... Guess I'll just have to make it again, soon.

So much better than whatever pumpkin-frappa-something you might be getting at the coffee shop, and so good for you!  Make this next time you're in a dash but want something delicious.  Go on, dare ya. 

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