Good Day PA: Pumpkin Spice Smoothies & Tips

You know smoothies can be a fast and healthy breakfast. But, they can also be messy, require a little planning, and you want to be sure they fill you and your family up til lunch time. Here are smoothie tips to get you full and out the door fast.  And, a tasty recipe for a Pumpkin Spice Smoothie and my new favorite Cocoa Cherry Smoothie.

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

  • 1 chopped apple or 1/2 cup apple butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 Tablespoon nut butter
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup ice cubes
Whirl it all up!

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

1 cup frozen cherries
1 scoop chocolate + greens protein powder (I like Vega-protein)
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
handful walnuts or almonds
Add some extra ice to make it super thick
Blend & Go!

On the Go Smoothie Tips:

Use a wide mouth glass jar
Get a straw-friendly lid
Cover with a thick sock
Make ahead & freeze

Blender Tips:

Add liquid first, enough to cover the blades
Use frozen fruit-they make it extra thick and creamy which can make you feel fuller
Sneak in a handful of  greens or one carrot
Start blender on low, gradually increase speed

Fill-You-Up Smoothie Ingredients

Nut butter or handful of nuts
Protein Powder
Full fat coconut milk

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