Pumpkin Coffee Smoothie

Happy National Coffee Day! Everyday to me is coffee day, I LOVE coffee.  Coffee makes mornings better, kinda like wine makes nights better 😉

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In honor of National Coffee Day and the new Fall season I’ve put together a creamy, yummy, filling smoothie recipe together for you.  I made this smoothie for breakfast pretty much every day last week.  It is soooo delicious and keeps you full until snack time.  I am a total pumpkin girl.  Pumpkin decor, pumpkin pie, pumpkin macaroons, pumpkin everything except for Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte.  I may get hung for this but I do not like the oh so famous PSL.  It’s way too sweet and is filled with crap (see image below).

Read full article at http://foodbabe.com/2014/08/25/starbucks-pumpkin-spice-latte/
Read full article at http://foodbabe.com/2014/08/25/starbucks-pumpkin-spice-latte/

Besides all the crap in a PSL, it also costs way too much money and has no nutritional benefit.  So I came up with the genius idea of making my own variation which not only satisfies the pumpkin craving but also provides the caffeine I need in the morning and boost of protein, potassium, and fiber.

Pumpkin Coffee Smoothie

4 oz. cold coffee (I use Chameleon Cold-Brew)

4 oz. almond milk or non-dairy milk of choice

1 scoop of protein powder of choice (I like Perfect Fit Protein)

1 tbsp. pumpkin puree (more if you’d like)

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (Trader Joe’s has a good one)

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 banana

Squeeze of honey (optional)

Ice (or better yet use a frozen banana so that the ice doesn’t water it down)

Blend everything together and enjoy 🙂

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