By Jessi Andricks

I am lover of all things fall – the colors, the holidays, the festivities, and especially the flavors. Squash and pumpkin become staples in my diet as soon as September hits. I immediately want to start roasting squash and baking pies. Unfortunately, eating pumpkin pie every day isn’t the best thing for my health. Drinking it as a smoothie though, is a healthy and delicious alternative.

Sippable Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients:

1 cup pumpkin puree

1/2 cup Greek yogurt (plain, vanilla, or coconut)

3/4 cup vanilla, unsweetened almond milk

1 frozen banana

1-2 tsp maple syrup (if using sweetened almond milk, leave out)

1/2 tsp cinnamon*

1/8 tsp ginger*

1/8 tsp nutmeg*

sprinkle of cloves*

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.
  2. If needed, add more liquid or scrape the sides and blend again.

*You can add more or less spices. The more you add, the grittier your smoothie may get.

 

Jessi Andricks, author of Detox 101, is an emerging leader in the field of healthy, holistic living. Through her training in health coaching, yoga, and mind-body fitness, she blends together the best of all worlds to create innovative online wellness and detox programs. You can hear more from Jessi by visiting thehouseofhealthy.com, and following her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. She is a 2013 graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

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