HEALTHY SNACK FOR A SWEET TOOTH: PUMPKIN-APPLE SMOOTHIE

7744955cb64e786c3cdadaa1601a8a39Maybe we’re getting a little carried away with the pumpkin stuff over here but I really love everything about the weather getting cooler and the smells getting richer.  I raved last week about a pumpkin face scrub that was incredible, and then a few days ago I found a Pumpkin Spice Rooibos tea at  Trader Joe’s that is one of my favs, and now I’m obsessing over this Pumpkin-Apple breakfast smoothie I found on Pinterest!  I’m basically  just completely drowning my body in pumpkin at this point, inside and out.  Thank GOD this new addiction/ obsession is a healthy one.

This nutritious smoothie is made with a pinch of pumpkin pie spice and will keep you full for hours! It tastes like a dessert but its packed full of goodness. Both the apple and oats add lots of fiber and the greek yogurt provides filling protein for even more staying power.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup plus 2 tbsp. old-fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup canned pumpkin
  • ¾ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium apple, cut into pieces (I used honeycrisp and left the skin on)
  • ½ banana, sliced and frozen
  • ½ cup milk (almond, soy, cow’s, etc. – whatever you prefer)
  • ⅛ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 6 ice cubes

Directions

  • Place oats in blender and blend for about 30 seconds until finely chopped. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

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