Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl

It’s fall and my inner diva is calling for everything and anything pumpkin.  I try to eat healthy as often as possible, and I thought pumpkin would be a fun change to a crowd favorite– smoothie bowls!  I prefer my breakfast to be a little more mellow and not very sweet, so if this bowl isn’t flavorful enough for your preferences go ahead and add a little extra honey or agave to the smoothie.  This bowl is a great way to get fruits, veggies, healthy fat, and protein into the most important meal of the day… breakfast!

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder (my favorite is Vega Organic Protein and Greens)
  • 1/2 can of canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling, just pumpkin)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (give or take a little, depending on how thick you like your smoothies.  I always buy mine in bulk from Costco, but you can purchase this at any grocery store)
  • A pinch of pumpkin pie spice
  • All the toppings you want!  Pictured are slivered almonds, unsweetened shredded coconut, and Nature’s Path Pumpkin Seed + Flax Granola.  Some other favorites are honey or agave, sliced pecans, almond butter, and chia seeds.

 

Directions:

  • Blend together banana, protein powder, pumpkin, almond milk, and pumpkin pie spice until desired smoothness and thickness are achieved. (Keep in mind the amount of almond milk poured plays a key role in this factor.)
  • Pour into bowl.
  • Top with slivered almonds, coconut, and granola (or whichever toppings you desire) and ENJOY!

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Did you try this recipe?  Drop a comment below and let me know what your thoughts are! XO

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