Updated: Oct 17, 2019
It is no longer ice cream weather here in Maine. Although the heat of the day is temporarily leaving us, our cravings for such smooth, creamy, and refreshing treats may remain. Check out this recipe for a spicy little fall time shake:
Autumn Spice Shake
Pumpkin, canned or fresh puree- 1/2 cup
Vanilla soy, oak, or almond milk- 1/2 cup
Vanilla yogurt - 1 cup
Pure maple syrup- 2 tbsp (option to use honey instead)
Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
Top off with just a shake of nutmeg, cinnamon, & ginger
Combine in blender with 1/2 cup of ice. Blend until smooth.
Serve with fresh mint leaf or a dollop of whip cream.
Enjoy the spicy goodness!
Number of Servings: 1-2
Nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger are thermogenic (they have a warming effect on the body by stimulating metabolism).
High quality yogurt contains probiotics, amazing for replenishing gut flora and supporting digestive health.
Pumpkin contains vitamin A , which is great for eye health.
The seeds of a pumpkin contain healthy fats supportive to the heart by boosting HDL (healthy cholesterol).
If you want to add a dose of protein, try adding a scoop of a pumpkin protein powder. See if either of these pumpkin inspired powders woo your taste buds!
Jarrow Organic Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder https://bit.ly/33CSLmJ
Sprout Living Organic Pumpkin Protein Powder https://bit.ly/2oT9kMu
If you prefer a vanilla flavor, try Aloha's Organic Vanilla Plant-Based Powder, https://bit.ly/2BmBcLU
Once again, the changing of the seasons brings nutritional changes as well. I stock my pantry with spices when I feel the chill in the air and have a desire to bake! I use this Pumpkin Pie Spice from Frontier for many of my smoothies & baked goodies. This blend is a thermogenic, which means it helps keep the body warm by revving up metabolism:
What is your autumn treat? Please share the recipe! :-)