Pumpkin Pie Recovery Smoothie
Enjoy your favorite autumn dessert guilt-free with this luscious pumpkin pie smoothie!
This month we’re all about exercise, and what better way to honor our theme than with this pumpkin-pie-in-a-glass recovery smoothie? It’s a great way to motivate yourself to schedule an extra hard workout!
Aside from the fact that it tastes like autumn, this smoothie plays a serious role in your workout recovery. We start with a can of pumpkin puree, which contains more than double the recommended daily amount of vitamin A. Next, we add a banana for potassium, and a carrot for antioxidants and vitamin C, which help protect your immune system.
To make your pumpkin pie recovery smoothie, simply blend up the ingredients with a pitted date for sweetness, a dash of pumpkin spice, and coconut milk to thin it all out. If you like, garnish with chopped pecans before grabbing a straw!
- To get your smoothie nice and cold, refrigerate the pumpkin puree and coconut milk ahead of time. You can also add some ice if you prefer.
- We love frozen bananas in smoothies, but you can use a room temperature one if you forgot to freeze one ahead of time.
- You can use canned coconut milk if you like, but we prefer the kind in a container because its thinner in consistency—and you don’t need to find another use for the leftovers.
1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
1 banana, frozen
1 carrot, chopped
1 date, pitted
1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
1 cups coconut milk
1 tbsp chopped pecans, for garnish (optional)
Add all ingredients (through the coconut milk) to a blender. Combine until smooth.
Garnish with chopped pecans and drink up!