Saturday, April 16, 2016

Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Fall - best season of the year (in my humble opinion).   And best flavor? Pumpkin !  I love pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin cheesecakes...all so smooth, creamy and perfectly spiced.  But I also love smoothies.  So why not make a pumpkin spice one?

There are a few variations you can go with in this recipe.  If you have some sugar-free vanilla syrup handy then don't add the extract and sweetener but instead add enough syrup to taste.   If you want, throw in a tablespoon of full-fat cream cheese.   Like added protein? Then a scoop of vanilla whey works great in this recipe too.   Want to make it even grander? Top it with a spiral of whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon. Have fun with it but above all else, ENJOY IT!



1/4 cup canned pumpkin (not pie filling)
1/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup water
1 tsp pure vanilla extract and 2 packs of sweetener of choice ( sticking with only those that have zero carb impact)
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup ice


Blend all ingredients thoroughly in your blender - you will need a blender that can crush ice


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