This healthy pumpkin smoothie is like chilled pumpkin pie in a glass, but without the fat and calories. This thick and creamy smoothie makes a delicious and filling liquid breakfast or an energy-boosting ‘snack.’ Be sure to use a very ripe banana, preferably frozen, and sweeten your smoothie according to your preference.
HEALTHY SPICY PUMPKIN SMOOTHIES
• 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
• 1/2 very ripe medium-sized banana
• 3/4 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt
• 1 tbsp honey
• 1/2 tsp ginger and cinnamon
• 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
• 1 cup crushed ice
Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth, making sure the ice is completely crushed.
Makes two servings
Per 8-10 ounce serving: Calories 167, Calories from Fat 5, Total Fat 0.7g (aat 0.3g), Cholesterol 2mg, Sodium 74mg, Carbohydrate 34g, Fiber 3.1g, Protein 6.6g