Four Flavorful Fall Smoothies
Pumpkin Banana Smoothie
If you’re a pumpkin fan, this smoothie is for you! While pumpkin is a trendy item, especially this time of year, what you might not know is pumpkin has both fiber and protein which makes for a healthy and filling smoothie.
- 2 tablespoons canned pure pumpkin
- 5 tablespoons milk
- 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
- 1 banana, frozen
- ½ teaspoon honey
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch of nutmeg
- ¼ cup ice
Helpful tip: If you’re finding that you have several over ripened bananas that you aren’t able to eat in time, toss them in a freezer bag! Frozen bananas are the perfect addition to smoothies and help make preparation even easier for those hectic weekday mornings.
Cranberry, Pear, & Orange Smoothie
That’s quite a mouthful, and trust us, you’ll love this nutrient-packed smoothie! It chocked full of filling fiber from the pear, Vitamin C from the orange, and antioxidants from the cranberries. If you’re using whole cranberries for the first time, this smoothie might be a bit tart! Add a bit of extra honey to tone down the tart zing.
- ¾ cup cranberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 pear, core removed & chopped
- 1 small orange
- ½ cup low-fat plain yogurt (or Greek yogurt)
- 1 teaspoon honey
Feeling adventurous? Add in any of the items below to give this smoothie even MORE flavor!
- A handful of fresh spinach
- A frozen or fresh banana
- A few frozen strawberries, blueberries, mango, or pineapple
- 1 teaspoon of chia seeds
Caramel Apple Smoothie
This smoothie is a great alternative to the traditional sticky treat and delivers all of the delicious flavor! Smoothie staples Greek yogurt and almond milk add filling protein and frozen banana adds plenty of sweetness.
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- ½ cup applesauce
- ¼ tsp caramel extract
- Caramel sauce & cinnamon for topping
Recipe swap: This recipe is very adaptable - the trick is to use what you have! Experiment with different types of milk and yogurt. If you don’t have caramel extract on hand, add a bit of caramel sauce right to the blender! Many of the applesauce pouches that are so popular with kids come in fun flavors too. The options are endless, have some fun with it!
Green Monster Smoothie
When you are ready to move on from using spinach in your green smoothies, Swiss chard is a great next step. Swiss chard has a delicate flavor and softer leaves that blend well in most blenders. It is actually in the same family (amaranthaceae) as spinach and beets!
- 2-3 cups Swiss chard, destemmed and roughly chopped
- 2-3 ripe bananas, fresh or frozen
- 1 tart green apple, chopped
- 1 medium whole grapefruit, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup white cranberry juice or water
- 2 cups ice
This recipe makes plenty, so freeze individual portions for those extra hectic mornings!