Nothing says fall like pumpkins...or apples...or cinnamon...or nutmeg...or Halloween chocolate peanut butter cups. We usually associate these delicious ingredients with pies and other not-so-healthy desserts that are enjoyed post-Thanksgiving dinner or on that other major holiday, November 1st (a.k.a. Drugstore Halloween Candy Sale Day). Why not enjoy dessert for breakfast? Even better, keep it healthy? And even better than that, keep it easy! Below is a simple smoothie that is packed with nutrients and definitely satisfies any sweet tooth.
The Ultimate Fall Dessert Smoothie
1/4 cup 100% pure pumpkin purée
1 1/2 cup diced apple with skin on (approximately 1 large apple)
1/2 small frozen banana
2 teaspoons raw cacao powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon raw peanut or almond butter
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender and process until smooth.
JENNIFER SWEENIE, NTP
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner & Chef