Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

It's Pumpkin season! Pumpkins are an incredibly healthy but often overlooked food. Here are a few benefits:

Loaded in Vitamin A which helps your vision.
High in Fiber which helps in weight loss by making you feel full longer
Low in calories
Contains lots of potassium which makes it a great food to eat after a good workout. It will help restore the balance of electrolytes.
High in Vitamin C.

I made up this delicious and healthy pumpkin smoothie for the girls and I for breakfast.

1 cup pumkin puree
1 cup nonfat yogurt plain or vanilla (I like vanilla)
1 cup nonfat milk or soy milk or rice milk
1 banana
A few shakes of pumpkin pie spice

Throw everything in the blender and blend. You can add more milk if you prefer your smoothie runnier. I added a few pinches of brown sugar to offset the slight bitterness of the pumpkin.

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