Immune Boosting Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Starts Your Day A Healthy Way

Whip up this quick and easy pumpkin pie smoothie to jump start your day! Even before the first leaf falls, the world seems to become pumpkin flavored. And as much as I like pumpkin pie, I try to only eat it on Thanksgiving. But if I can drink anything pumpkin flavored…and healthy, I’m in! That’s why I like this Immune Boosting Pumpkin Pie Smoothie.

I’m not going to lie, there is absolutely no substitute for pumpkin pie and I’m not trying to tell you this pumpkin recipe is any different. This time of year, a pumpkin pie smoothie is the perfect foil to trick your taste buds that you’re having something super indulgent. This simple pumpkin recipe is actually an immune booster. It contains immune boosting foods like pumpkin, cinnamon, Greek yogurt and banana.

This Pumpkin Smoothie Is Loaded With Immune Boosters!

  • Pumpkins contain vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, and folate. All of these vitamins and minerals strengthen your immune system. 
  • Cinnamon contains anti-inflammatory properties (Check out the post How Herbs and Spices Can Help Us Live Longer).
  • Greek yogurt is loaded with probiotics which helps improve gut health and boost the immune system.
  • Bananas contain prebiotics and lots of B6 to help with immune system function.

Make Adjustments If You Wish

While this smoothie is packed with protein you can add more if you add a scoop of vanilla protein powder. If you want to use oat or coconut milk instead of almond milk, go for it. And if you want to use low-fat yogurt you can do that too. Or if peanut butter isn’t your thing, you can always use a nut butter of your choice or maybe a peanut butter protein powder like PBfit All-Natural Organic Peanut Butter Powder which also brings the calories down quite a bit. By making these small adjustments you can make yourself the perfect filling breakfast or snack that will keep you satisfied until Turkey Day.

How To Make a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

A smoothie should be simple to make. Like toss all the ingredients into the blender and flip it on easy. This immune booster smoothie is no different. Simply toss all the ingredients into your blender, add ice or frozen bananas to make it extra cold and pulse until it becomes the constancy you prefer. Voila. It’s that easy.

Immune Boosting Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Yields:  1 serving

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 0 minutes | Total Time: 5 minutes

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Ingredients:

1 large banana

½ cup pumpkin puree

½ cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)

1 heaping tablespoon peanut butter (or your favorite nut butter)

½ cup unsweetened Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Optional: maple syrup or honey to taste 

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until incorporated. Add a handful of ice for a cooler and thicker smoothie. Pour into glasses and enjoy.

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Yield: 1

Immune Boosting Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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The vitamins and minerals in pumpkin strengthen your immune system. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large banana
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 heaping tablespoon peanut butter (sub with your favorite nut butter)
  • ½ cup unsweetened Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Optional: maple syrup or honey to taste

Instructions

    Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until incorporated. Add a handful of ice for a cooler and thicker smoothie. Pour into glasses and enjoy.

Notes

  • Pumpkins contain vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, and folate. All of these vitamins and minerals strengthen your immune system. 

  • Cinnamon contains anti-inflammatory properties
.
  • Greek yogurt is loaded with probiotics which helps improve gut health and boost immune system
.
  • Bananas contain prebiotics and lots of B6 to help with immune system function
.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 516Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 186mgCarbohydrates: 87gFiber: 8gSugar: 62gProtein: 22g
Are you going to try this pumpkin pie smoothie recipe?

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