Pumpkin Banana Smoothie


Fall has arrived on the coast in the Northeast. This morning, we traded flip flops for a pair of boots, and we are leaning into all things pumpkin spice.

This Pumpkin Banana Smoothie makes a great grab and go breakfast, high in protein and fiber. Pumpkin is linked to better sleep,vision and lower blood pressure with the benefit of vitamin A. We add whole cloves and a generous amount of cinnamon to fight inflammation, improve digestion and heart health. Skip the Greek Yogurt to keep the smoothie creamy, and without tasting tart or bitter.

1 frozen banana
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
generous amount of ground cinnamon
6 to 10 whole cloves
dash of vanilla
2/3 cup pumpkin puree
5 ice cubes

Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add more milk to thin and/or more ice to thicken. Enjoy right away with a little sprinkle of extra cinnamon if desired.

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