If you’re a pumpkin fan, this smoothie is for you! While pumpkin is a trendy item, especially this time of year, what you might not know is pumpkin has both fiber and protein which makes for a healthy and filling smoothie.
- 2 tablespoons canned pure pumpkin
- 5 tablespoons milk
- 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
- 1 banana, frozen
- ½ teaspoon honey
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch of nutmeg
- ¼ cup ice
That’s quite a mouthful, and trust us, you’ll love this nutrient-packed smoothie! It chocked full of filling fiber from the pear, Vitamin C from the orange, and antioxidants from the cranberries. If you’re using whole cranberries for the first time, this smoothie might be a bit tart! Add a bit of extra honey to tone down the tart zing.
- ¾ cup cranberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 pear, core removed & chopped
- 1 small orange
- ½ cup low-fat plain yogurt (or Greek yogurt)
- 1 teaspoon honey
- A handful of fresh spinach
- A frozen or fresh banana
- A few frozen strawberries, blueberries, mango, or pineapple
- 1 teaspoon of chia seeds
This smoothie is a great alternative to the traditional sticky treat and delivers all of the delicious flavor! Smoothie staples Greek yogurt and almond milk add filling protein and frozen banana adds plenty of sweetness.
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- ½ cup applesauce
- ¼ tsp caramel extract
- Caramel sauce & cinnamon for topping
When you are ready to move on from using spinach in your green smoothies, Swiss chard is a great next step. Swiss chard has a delicate flavor and softer leaves that blend well in most blenders. It is actually in the same family (amaranthaceae) as spinach and beets!
- 2-3 cups Swiss chard, destemmed and roughly chopped
- 2-3 ripe bananas, fresh or frozen
- 1 tart green apple, chopped
- 1 medium whole grapefruit, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup white cranberry juice or water
- 2 cups ice