Pumpkin Spice Green Smoothie

PSL season is upon us. I have been seeing all the sweet treats and drinks advertised endlessly all around me and it has been difficult not to pay any attention and not be tempted. I decided to make a healthy smoothie that has all the pumpkin spice flavor without all the sugar. I have had this for breakfast three days in a row and I’m still not tired of it.

Pumpkin Spice Green Smoothie | Glitter It Gold
Sorry for the crappy photo- I wasn’t expecting to share the recipe until so many people asked me for it. I will take a better photo soon.

Makes 2 Smoothies

  • 1 very large handful of spinach
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 date, pitted (you could use more if you want it sweeter)
  • 2-3 tsp of Pumpkin Spice depending on taste (see below if making your own)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup coconut milk ( start with that and add more if needed)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Optional add-ins (I add all of these)

  • 1 TBS chia seeds
  • 1 TBS dried gogi berries
  • 3 TBS hemp hearts (or add protein powder)
  • 1 tsp each spirulina and chlorella

Pumpkin Spice Blend DIY

  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cloves

Put all ingredients in the blender in the order listed and blend until smooth. I have also made it adding 1 TBS of dark cocoa powder and it is delicious but a very ugly shade of poop green- leave out the spinach and the spirulina and chlorella for the sake of appearance if you add the cocoa.

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