Fall - best season of the year (in my humble opinion). And best flavor? Pumpkin ! I love pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin cheesecakes...all so smooth, creamy and perfectly spiced. But I also love smoothies. So why not make a pumpkin spice one?
There are a few variations you can go with in this recipe. If you have some sugar-free vanilla syrup handy then don't add the extract and sweetener but instead add enough syrup to taste. If you want, throw in a tablespoon of full-fat cream cheese. Like added protein? Then a scoop of vanilla whey works great in this recipe too. Want to make it even grander? Top it with a spiral of whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon. Have fun with it but above all else, ENJOY IT!
WHAT YOU NEED
1/4 cup canned pumpkin (not pie filling)
1/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup water
1 tsp pure vanilla extract and 2 packs of sweetener of choice ( sticking with only those that have zero carb impact)
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup ice
Blend all ingredients thoroughly in your blender - you will need a blender that can crush ice
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