When most of us think of fall, we think about warm cozy blankets, nights by the fire, and delicious hot meals. However, some of us folks who live in tropical climates never truly get to experience fall to the fullest. When I open up my Instagram it is flooded with hot cocoa cups, the trees changing colors, and cute couples wrapped up in their favorite sweaters. It’s a little different here in Florida, it’s still about 90 degrees and we’re all living life in shorts and tank tops pretty much year-round. Although I still really love the fall vibe, it’s one of my favorite seasons and nothing is going to stop me from enjoying pumpkin pie everything. This is why I’ve created a delicious and nutritiously satisfying pumpkin pie smoothie for all us warm climate peeps to enjoy! Honestly, you don’t have to live in a warm climate to experience the tastiness of this smoothie, it is for anyone and everyone who wants to feel fall while still holding on to those summer smoothies. I suggest giving it a try because it is one of the healthiest addiction’s I’ve ever had.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 2 large carrots chopped OR 1/2 to 1 cup carrot juice
- Thumb size piece of fresh ginger
- 1 tbsp of creamy almond butter
- 1 scoop vegan vanilla protein powder (Here’s my favorite plant protein)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- A big handful of frozen peaches OR 1 frozen banana
- Place the almond milk, carrots, and ginger into your high-speed blender and blend until everything is liquified. (If you are using a regular blender, you may go ahead and add all of your ingredients together -you should be using carrot juice for this instead- and blend as normal)
- Now, add your almond butter, protein powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, frozen peaches or banana (I have a mild allergy to bananas so I use peaches, however, my husband really enjoys the banana in this recipe), and ice.
- Blend together all of the ingredients until a creamy consistency is created.
- Pour into your favorite cup or jar and enjoy!
Note: You will need a high-speed blender for this recipe. However, I have provided alternatives if you are using a regular blender. For example, I use a Vitamix which has the ability to process whole carrots into juice. If your blender does not have the capability of doing that, you can use carrot juice which can be purchased in most local grocery stores.