Today the snow fell, and it was awesome. Even though I am totally ready to start playing in the snow, I am not ready to give up smoothies. So today was about compromise, I won’t hate on your hottie totties and cocoa, but don’t mess with my holiday vegan Pumpkin smoothie.
“Girl, don’t you see it’s cold outside? Why you makin’ a smoothie” – Owl (clearly).
Pumpkin season doesn’t end on Halloween…especially if you found organic pumpkin on sale at the food coop for $1.59 and bought 8 cans of it. You name in it, and I’ve tried to put pumpkin into it, some attempts more successful than others…
But this smoothie? It’s worth goosebumps on a powder day.
Vegan Pumpkin Almond Banana Chia Smoothie
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup coconut vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup coconut water or vanilla soy or almond milk
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 1 banana
- 2 tablespoons chia seed
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tspn cinnamon
- 1tspn nutmeg
- 1/4 tspn ginger
- 1/4 tspn cloves
Pumpkin and chia seed fill this smoothie with fiber and keep you full for hours, chia and almond butter pack it with protein for your cold snowy adventure. Vegan, gluten free, bonus points for general festivity.