Get Your Fall Fix with This Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe
  • September 23, 2014
  • I could swear that the second the calendar clicked over to September 22, the first day of fall, all of the leaves started changing and I developed a craving for all things pumpkin-spiced. Because nothing says fall like that amazing mix of pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and that secret ingredient your grandma used to put in her pumpkin pie.

    Instead of putting it in your latte, cure that craving without drinking a the equivalent of a soda of sugar or eating an actual slice of pie, although, you know, everything in moderation. Make this pumpkin smoothie recipe post-workout with a little protein powder or for a snack without.

    Ingredients:

    • 1/2 can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling, just plain pumpkin puree)
    • 1 cup unsweetened/unflavored almond milk
    • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
    • 2 dates, pitted
    • 1 TBS chia seeds
    • 1 TBS honey
    • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
    • 1/2 tsp cinnamon or 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
    • Add in for post-workout: 1 scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder ( I like Jay Robb Egg White Protein Powder)

    Directions:

    Add all ingredients to the blender

    asweatlife pumpkin smoothie recipe pumpkin puree

     

    Be sure to pit those dates. Your blender will make a terrible, terrible sound if you don’t.

    asweatlife pumpkin smoothie recipe dates

    If you want, you can rim your smoothie glass with a little honey, cinnamon and coconut sugar. That is, if you’re feeling fancy.

    asweatlife pumpkin smoothie recipe

    This recipe is enough for one person. Be sure to double it for two.

    About Jeana Anderson Cohen

    Jeana Anderson Cohen is the founder and CEO of aSweatLife.com a destination for living your best life, with fitness as the catalyst. She's also the co-founder and head of strategy of the SweatWorking App. But before starting health-focused companies Jeana earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For the first decade of her career, she created and executed social media strategies for brands. aSweatLife fuses her experience and her passion for wellness and SweatWorking was the natural evolution of that experience. You can find Jeana leading the team at aSweatLife, hosting aSweatLife’s monthly #Sweatworking events, and - on the rare evening off - you may find her using her Personal Training certification to coach group fitness classes across Chicago.