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Orange-Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

pumpkin smoothie, how to use frozen pumpkinThis is one of my favorite smoothies now! I love the protein and calcium from the yogurt, and the vitamin A from the pumpkin. A fresh orange and banana give added vitamin C, folate and potassium. I also love that it requires very little added sweetener to be delicious!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup Greek yogurt (or substitute with your favorite milk)
¾ cup pumpkin (fresh puree, or frozen and thawed puree is best)
2 medium oranges (peeled)
1 ripe banana
½ cup ice cubes
½ tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Dash of cinnamon (optional)

Ingredient Substitutions (If you don’t have the above ingredients on hand, you can use the following substitutions for an equally tasty treat!):

1 cup Greek yogurt = 1 cup of your favorite milk
¾ cup fresh pumpkin = ¾ cup canned pumpkin, carrots (raw, or cooked and mashed), or favorite squash puree
2 medium oranges = 6 clementines (peeled) or 1 cup of orange juice

DIRECTIONS

Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend on high speed until liquid is smooth. This is best if served immediately, while it is still cold. Top with a dash of cinnamon to serve, if desired.