Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Recipe

Other than boiling an egg - which is the world's easiest kitchen task, nothing else comes close to making a smoothie. After all, all that one needs to do is gather the necessary ingredients, put them in the blender and blend them till everything is smooth. But is that really what it takes to make a good, no, a perfect pumpkin spice smoothie? Before jumping into the recipe, here are a few things that will help improve the quality of your smoothies.

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Tips and tricks

  1. a) Always use fresh and organic ingredients: This is because fresh ingredients give birth to a smoothie that's both nutritional and better tasting.
  2. b) Use natural sweeteners: Instead of using sugar to sweeten your smoothie, use the likes of stevia, honey, maple syrup or dates.
  3. c) Spice it up: Use of spices helps in enhancing the smoothie's flavor. Examples of spices that you can use include cayenne pepper, nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon.
  4. d) Include seeds: Seeds such as hemp, chia and flax seeds play a key role in not only boosting the overall nutritional value of the smoothie but also giving it texture.
  5. e) Last but not least, remember that it's never about what you're blending but how you are blending. As such, you ought to use a high quality blender and, blend according; from the lowest to highest speed setting.

Going by this guide, here's a pumpkin spice smoothie recipe that will ensure that you get more than satisfactory results.

Ingredients

  1. a) Two tablespoon of pure maple syrup or honey
  2. b) One fresh banana
  3. c) A cup of ice cubes
  4. d) Two thirds cups of fresh pumpkin puree
  5. e) Half a cup of vanilla Greek yogurt
  6. f) Half a cup of almond or skim milk
  7. g) A quarter teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  8. h) A quarter teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice

Directions

Start by adding the almond milk into the blender. Only add the recommended amount as too much of it can make your smoothie runnier cum watery. Next, add the main base - a banana. This is what ends up giving texture to your smoothie. Then, add the fresh pumpkin puree and Greek yogurt. Following the pumpkin puree and yogurt should be other additional add-ons like sweeteners - maple syrup and spices - ground cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.

Once all the ingredients have been put in the blender, blend them up. The best way of blending a smoothie is by starting on a low setting before going up to the highest blending speed.

Just in case the smoothie ends up being too thick, add a little bit of milk and if too watery, add ice cubes. While milk makes the smoothie less thick, ice makes it thicker and frothier. All the same, too much ice can easily water down the smoothie.

Serving your smoothie:

Pumpkin spice smoothies are best enjoyed as soon as they are out of the blender. The reason behind all this is, if let to sit for a couple of more minutes, they may end up separating or thickening. And as earlier mentioned, fresh smoothies are a lot tastier than refrigerated ones.

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