Comfort foods and delicious sweets that only come once a year are hard to pass up. How about waking up from your Thanksgiving day “food coma” to a tasty and nutritious pumpkin pie smoothie?  It’s got everything you need to recuperate after the over-indulgences of the day before. Pumpkin is loaded with lots of vitamins C and A and flavonoid poly-phenolic antioxidants such as lutein, xanthin, and carotenes. Add in some potassium and Vitamin B6 from the banana and high-quality protein and fat from the almond butter, and you’re good to go!

Ingredients

  1. 1 small frozen banana cut up into chunks
  2. 2 tbsps pumpkin puree
  3. ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  4. 2-3 tbsps almond butter (or nut butter of your choice)
  5. ½ tsp vanilla extract
  6. 1 tsp honey
  7. 1 tbsp chia seeds
  8. ¼ tsp cinnamon
  9. ¼ tsp cloves
  10. ¼ tsp nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!

 

Photo source:

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/banana-pumpkin-smoothie