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Maple Pumpkin Smoothie

Maple Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe

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

Ingredients

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)

Directions

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

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