My friend Dr Michelle Robin asked me if I had a killer pumpkin smoothie recipe for a function she is having at Your Wellness Connection this week, and I decided to tweak the existing pumpkin pie recipe on the blog and make it better. I was never quite happy with it.
It was one of the first smoothie recipes I posted on the site, and my smoothie creations have developed and changed over the years that I didn't want to send something that wasn't up to the standard of the smoothies in my app.
There is a no-pumpkin pie smoothie in my smoothies app. It's really delicious, alkaline, and healthy. But, you need to use coconut meat and specialty stevia to make it. I wanted to make sure I had something really accessible for you to make during the holidays.
For conventional blenders soak your cashews for the best results. This new and improved pumpkin pie smoothie does every creamy bite of a self-respecting pumpkin pie justice; and hits the spot for those of us not inclined to bake to get our fix. Enjoy!
Find more delicious smoothie recipes in The Blender Girl Smoothies app.
*Probiotic Powder - I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.
*Celtic Sea Salt - I add a pinch (or more) of this alkalizing, mineral-rich salt to all smoothies to boost the natural flavor of fruits and veggies; temper the acidity of sweet fruits and sweeteners; stimulate the lymphatic system; replenish electrolytes; aid digestion; and help the body access energy. I do not recommend adding common table salt which is generally heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. This salt does not have the same benefits. If you have a health condition that requires you to limit your sodium intake consult your doctor before adding salt to your smoothies.