This smoothie is absolutely delicious, and really, really good for you. Raw, canned pumpkin is hard to come by for the socially responsible shopper (the most commonly carried brand is Libby’s, which is owned by Kraft Foods, one of the biggest companies to avoid) but many stores now carry a beautiful brand of organic pumpkin sure to delight both your taste buds and your morals! Just be sure to look in the Natural Foods section of the grocery store- it should be there.
Pumpkin is high in fiber and beta carotene, and the spices add a nice digestive and circulatory kick. Coconut milk gives you a dose of important healthy fats, and yogurt adds protein and probiotics.
1 can organic pumpkin
1 6-oz container organic vanilla yogurt (regular, or Greek for double protein)
¼ cup coconut milk (adjust this according to thicken the smoothie to your liking- and according to what type of yogurt you use)
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice or a blend of cinnamon and nutmeg, or to taste
OPTIONAL: amber agave syrup or brown sugar, to sweeten to taste
Blend everything up in a blender and serve! You can add ice if you like, but it will water down the flavors. I drink mine from a chilled glass and it’s the perfect way to start a holiday morning!