Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
A light and healthier alternative to a latte that you can make at home for half the price (I mean what more could you want??) Packed full of nutrients and topped with taste, this smoothie should be a staple to your routine and an even better way to start the day, bright eyed and bushy tailed – caffeine free!
This Starbucks copycat recipe takes all of the nasties out and replaces them with healthy alternatives that doesn’t compromise the taste. The vanilla essence allows you to keep the natural and healthier Greek yogurt with no excess sugar and the nutmeg gives it the spice that you need to keep things from getting too boring.
The whole milk in this recipe does contribute to most of the calories however it provides essential calcium and a creamier taste while still remaining healthier overall, but you can always substitute this for half fat if you choose to.
- Pumpkin is a well-known source of antioxidants and vitamins but as a vegetable it carries fewer sugar and calories than you find in fruit (no matter how natural they may be) and no cholesterol or saturated fat.
- At just 26 calories per 100g it is a highly recommended food by nutritionists when it comes to weight loss or diet control programs.
- It also contains Vitamins C and E, minerals such as; phosphorus, potassium, calcium and copper and is one of the highest foods for levels of vitamin A and can provide over 200% of your recommended daily allowance per 100g.
Smoothie Nutritional Info
Allergens: Dairy, some are also allergic to profiling which is found in pumpkin and other members of the squash family
Suitable for Vegetarians