Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, chia seeds, healthy smoothie, sweet pumpkin drink, almond milk, vegan drink, power drink,

1. Gather the ingredients

  • 2 cups of almond milk
  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 3 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1 and 1/2 cup of pumpkin
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 1.5 tbsp of maple syrup

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, chia seeds, healthy smoothie, sweet pumpkin drink, almond milk, vegan drink, power drink,

2. Prep the pumpkin

Peel and cut the pumpkin into big chunks. Boil, drain and let it cool.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, chia seeds, healthy smoothie, sweet pumpkin drink, almond milk, vegan drink, power drink,

3. Freeze the banana

Leave a ripe banana in the freezer for an hour or until frozen. Take out and peel. Note: It’s much easier to peel the banana before you freeze it!

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, chia seeds, healthy smoothie, sweet pumpkin drink, almond milk, vegan drink, power drink,

4. Mix

Whisk together the almond milk, oats and chia seeds in a medium-size bowl. Place in the fridge for about an hour, or preferably overnight.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, chia seeds, healthy smoothie, sweet pumpkin drink, almond milk, vegan drink, power drink,

5. Blend

Blend the pumpkin, banana and soaked oat, chia and milk together until smooth (add more milk or pumpkin if you need to, until you get a creamy smoothie consistency).

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, chia seeds, healthy smoothie, sweet pumpkin drink, almond milk, vegan drink, power drink,

6. Spice up

Add the ground cinnamon, ground ginger and ground nutmeg and blend away. Taste it, and if you feel it needs to be sweeter, add a spoonful of maple syrup (or honey). Garnish with extra cinnamon, seeds or some whipped coconut cream. Yum!

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