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Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

It finally feels like fall here in Arizona!   I’m loving all of the pumpkin recipes and just made Happy Herbivore’s Pumpkin Bars  this week which are very tasty. I think I like them even better after they’ve spent some time in the freezer – so good!

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

But, one of my biggest pet peeves is wasting food.  So, when a recipe calls for a cup of pumpkin (vs. using the entire can), I’ve got to find a way to use that extra pumpkin before it goes bad.  So, after a little experimenting, here is my yummy Pumpkin Spice Smoothie recipe.  Let me know what you think!

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

1 cup almond milk (or your favorite non-dairy milk)

1/2 cup canned pumpkin

1 banana

1/2 t. pumpkin pie spice

1/2 t.  cocoa powder (or cacao)

1 scoop of your favorite (subtle or no flavor) protein powder

1 t. chia seeds  (or other hidden gem like ground flax seeds)

1 cup of ice