If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably been eating tons of root veggies, squash and all sorts of lovely fall produce lately. It seems to be around US Thanksgiving that everything on Pinterest switches from being all-pumpkin-all-the-time, to gingerbread and eggnog-flavoured treats. So with that in mind, I wanted to squeak just oooooooone more pumpkin recipe.
It’s been a long time since a new smoothie recipe appeared here on the blog, which is crazy because if I’m not making them for myself, I’m making anywhere between 6 and 12 each morning for my smoothie-loving co-workers. Even though smoothies are cold and may not normally be considered a cold weather beverage, I like to make them feel seasonal by adding a bunch of warm spices and nutty flavours.
This Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Green Smoothie is a perfect example of that, made with pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice and maca root powder for an adaptogen boost. Maca also has a subtle nutty, caramel-y taste which I love this time of year. Enjoy!
Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Green Smoothie
Greens, pumpkin puree, adaptogens and warm spices come together in this high-protein Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Green Smoothie, perfect for breakfast on fall mornings.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 0 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 1 serving
- Category: drinks + smoothies
- Method: blender
- 2 big handfuls fresh spinach
- 1/3 cup 100% pumpkin puree
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder of choice, such as Navitas Organics Essentials Superfood Blend in Vanilla + Greens, or vanilla Vega Sport Performance Protein
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or swap cinnamon if you don’t have any)
- 1 tsp maca root powder
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk, or non-dairy milk of choice
- Place all ingredients except for the ice in a blender jug and blend until smooth.
- Add ice as needed, blending again until all cubes are crushed.
- Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!