Green Smoothie With Pumpkin
One of the reasons I love fall is because this is when Starbucks rolls out their spiced pumpkin lattes, but all of that sugar, milk, coffee, and other ingredients aren’t that great for you. This green smoothie recipe with spiced pumpkin is a healthier alternative, and it tastes delicious! It even has leafy green vegetables in it!
Be aware that this green smoothie does contain coffee, which is unusual for most green smoothies, but you can choose to use either regular or decaf coffee. For this recipe, I chose to use fresh baby spinach. The thought of blending coffee and spinach together might not seem all that great, but bear with me here. You won’t even taste the baby spinach. Be brave and give it a try!
For this green smoothie, I chose to use fresh pumpkin that I cooked the night before and then cooled in the fridge. You can easily substitute canned pumpkin or raw pumpkin if you want too. If you do choose to use canned pumpkin, just make sure that it is organic!
This recipe will only take about 10 minutes of your time to make, and the recipe makes two servings. However, you can easily double the ingredients if you need to make more. Here are the ingredients that you’ll need to have:
- 2 cups cooked and cooled pumpkin (cut into small chunks)
- 1 cup chilled coffee
- 1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- tiny dash of ground cloves
- 2 cups fresh baby spinach
Start preparing this green smoothie by adding the coffee to your blender, along with the pumpkin. Next, add the sliced banana, spices, and the baby spinach. Blend all of the ingredients on the highest speed setting for about 1 minute, or until it has a creamy consistency.
Here is some nutritional information for this green smoothie:
- Calories: 126
- Fat: 2g
- Protein: 4g
- Carbohydrates: 27g
- Fiber: 5.4g
- Calcium: 29% RDA
- Iron: 2.7mg
- Vitamin A: 118% RDA
- Vitamin C: 33% RDA
This green smoothie is a rich source of vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium and zinc. Make sure to let me know what you think in the comments section below! Enjoy!