Autumn is here, and so is the pumpkin spice everything at the supermarket! I find these types of products very enticing, as I’m sure many of you do too. I just love the taste of pumpkin pie!
I avoid them almost without exception, though, as the ingredients in these ultra-processed foods leave a lot to be desired.
Instead of feeling deprived, I enjoy a Real Food version at home…this delicious recipe for a pumpkin spice smoothie. It is dairy-free but still loaded with plenty of healthy fat. It is also suitable for those on gut healing protocols like GAPS, AIP, or SCD.
The best way to make this smoothie as fast and easy as possible is to make a batch of fresh pumpkin puree. Keep it in the refrigerator to make morning smoothie making a breeze.
You can certainly use canned pumpkin puree in a pinch. If you like this recipe and plan to make it frequently this Fall, however, try to use some locally grown pumpkin puree as the base. The improved flavor and nutritional profile make the effort worth it!
Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
Wholesome Real Food recipe for a dairy-free pumpkin spice smoothie, perfect for a quick breakfast or a Taste of Autumn snack on the go.
Place all ingredients in a wide-mouth, quart-sized mason jar.
Use a handheld blender to mix thoroughly. If adding optional ice cubes, use a food processor or self-contained blender.
Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. Her work is dedicated to helping families effectively incorporate the principles of ancestral diets within the modern household. She is a sought after lecturer around the world for conferences, summits, and podcasts.
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