This Green Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Is a Healthy Way to Satisfy Your PSL Cravings

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Sneak in more pumpkin into your fall foods while you still
Photo: The Washington
Post/GettyImages It’s fall and you know what that means: pumpkin
spice everything. But not all pumpkin-flavored foods and drinks are
the same. Sure, you probably know there are other healthy ways to
have pumpkin spice in your life besides the sugary coffee shop
syrups (i.e. pumpkin hummus!), but you probably didn’t know you can
have pumpkin-flavored eats doesn’t necessarily have to be orange,
right?  Proof is in this green pumpkin spice smoothie. The
recipe, created by Corey Phelps, founder and creator
of Cultivate365, an online fitness program for women, contains
creamy, thick pumpkin puree but also spinach to transform your
drink into a green health-boosting machine. Plus, if you normally
avoid the “green” section on the smoothie and juice menu, this is a
great entry into that land because the pumpkin, banana, and vanilla
bean powder add sweetness and eliminate grassiness.  You can add
your fave dairy-free nut milk, or regular cow’s milk if that works
for you. Phelps adds collagen protein powder to help facilitate
muscle recovery and “greens” superfood powder for an array of
vitamins and minerals. You can find blending greens such
as matcha, moringa, or wheatgrass, or a mixture of different
combinations. Think of it as adding another bonus serving of
veggies to your daily diet, or a great replacement if you
struggle to get them all in on a regular basis. (Related: This
Butternut Squash Smoothie Will Give You All the Fall Feels) Pro
tip: Pre-package the ingredients and store them in your freezer for
easy access and blending when you’re ready. Green Pumpkin Spice
Smoothie Serving: 1 Ingredients 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 1/2 frozen
banana 3/4 cup frozen spinach 1/2 cup nut milk of choice 1/2
teaspoon vanilla bean powder 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1
serving of collagen protein 1 serving of greens superfood powder
Directions 1. Toss all ingredients into high-speed blender and
blend until desired smoothness. 2. Optional: Add drizzle of your
favorite nut butter on top and sprinkle with pepitas.

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