This energy boosting smoothie is perfect for breakfast or as a post-workout snack. It’s loaded with vitamin-rich pumpkin, yogurt, and whole grain oats to provide a balance of complex carbohydrates, protein, and fat.
Yield: 1 smoothie
Preparation time: 5 minutes
1 frozen banana
¼ cup of maple flavored low-fat yogurt (or ¼ cup vanilla yogurt + 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup)
¼ cup low-fat milk (almond or soy milk can be substituted)
2 tbsp old-fashioned rolled oats
2 tbsp pumpkin puree
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ tsp ground cloves
Pinch of salt (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Puree until they are blended and smooth.
Pour into a glass and serve.
Nutrition information: Calories 268; Total Fat 3.4 g; Saturated Fat 1.4 g; Trans Fat 0 g; Cholesterol 6 mg; Sodium 71 mg; Carbohydrate 54.4 g; Fiber 6.1 g; Sugar 26 g; Protein 8.8 g