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Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Smoothie 

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Yes folks, it's finally here—sweater weather. And with it comes pumpkin spice-everything. As delicious as they are, most of these treats and beverages are filled with sugar.

Push the pumpkin spice latte aside, and enjoy the pure taste of pumpkin in this beautifully spiced warm smoothie that is packed with vitamins, fiber and heart healthy fat. If you don’t have these spices on hand, you can also use McCormick Pumpkin Spice, which will cover all but the ground cloves.

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Yield: 1 serving (517 G)
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 Minutes 

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c. quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1/2 c. pumpkin puree
  • 1 T. ground flaxseed
  • 1 c. skim milk, warm
  • Dash cinnamon
  • Dash nutmeg
  • Dash ginger
  • Dash cloves
  • Dash allspice

Directions

  • Combine oats and water and microwave. Under cook so that it remains watery.
  • Scoop oatmeal into blender. Add pumpkin, spices, ground flax and milk. Blend on low for a few seconds and then high until well blended. Thin with additional skim milk if needed.
  • Sweeten with a drizzle of pure maple syrup or Stevia if desired.
Recipe by Guiding Stars.
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