Quick Pumpkin Smoothie

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Yesterday I was looking for a quick, tasty breakfast and smoothies always hits the spot for me. Normally I go straight to the frozen fruit but this time I went for something a bit more seasonal. PUMPKIN!

Way back when I did a produce pick for fresh pumpkin but for the most part I stick to the canned pureed stuff. It’s just so darn convenient!

Now yesterday the toddler LOVED it. He actually drank most of mine. But this morning he declared he didn’t like it. Quick Pumpkin SmoothieI think it was because he first had a strawberry one and this just isn’t as sweet. Either way I’m declaring it toddler approved! :)

  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin (120g)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla fat free yogurt (I used a 4oz Activia- it was all I had)
  • 1/2 cup soy milk (I used light chocolate… again all I had! I think vanilla would be better)
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2-3 ice cubes

Place all ingredients in the blender until smooth!

Can’t get much easier then that!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 About 12 oz
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
145 2g 4g old: 2 new: 3
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
13g 0g 19g 9g
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  1. Rebecca

    This does look good. I always have canned pumpkin in my pantry. I think I will use my unsweetened almond breeze. I think I will do it for an afternoon snack, It is too cold in the mornings for me to sip on an icy drink. I really like that it is only 2 points usually smoothies get a little high for what I want to “spend”.
    Thanks
    Rebecca

  2. Bridget

    Loved this recipe. Very filling. Also toddler approved by my little one. He gets very mad when I have to put it in the travel mug on days we are running late and he does not get any.

  3. McCall

    wow i LOVE your website!! just like you i love to recreate recipes to make them healthy, and lower in fat and calories. this shake looks great!! i think i’ll have it for breakfast tomorrow :) and have you heard of Cook Yourself Thin? I’m actually going to the bookstore to get the Cook Yourself Thin book today. But I’m so glad I found your website! you have such original and YUMMY ideas!! :)

  4. Mariah

    Love this recipe! Just tried it for the first time after saving it months ago… substituted a 60-calorie sugar free Jello vanilla pudding for the yogurt (I’m all out) and 1/2 cup of Almond Breeze for the soy milk… delicious! Lots of pumpkin pie spice and a shot of Torani sugar-free gingerbread flavored syrup takes it over the top! Thanks!

  5. Sarah

    this is so yummy. made some pumpkin pie yesterday, so made this with some of the leftovers…definitely a keeper – i added a scoop of protein powder to this to make it a “keep me full” meal :-)

  6. Jonna

    I think I’ll try this tomorrow with the canned sweet potatoes I have in the pantry. I make ice cubes from a chai spice blend tea (it’s just the spices, no caffeine), and I’ll use those, since I don’t have any pumpkin-pie spice, vanilla soy milk, and a little plain Greek yogurt. I’m looking forward to it, now!

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