Creamy and full of sweet Fall flavors, this Pumpkin Oatmeal Smoothie is just beyond words delicious. It's loaded with all the HEALTHY stuff, extra nutritious and completely added sugar-free. It's perfect well balanced breakfast best for busy mornings.
So it's official. I'm opening pumpkin season on my blog. Was about time, really. While other food bloggers are already kicking with pumpkin recipes on their blogs, I resisted for a long time the urge to start cooking with pumpkins. Cooking with pumpkins for me means definite goodbye summer. And I was not ready to let summer go. But then came the first morning fog in my neighborhood, and leafs started to fall like crazy. And suddenly out of nowhere the first pumpkin appeared in my kitchen. Puff, just like that! .... Wasn't magic. It was my mother-in-law.
Anyway, It was enough for me to make only one dish with pumpkin, and here I am, totally in the fall-ish mood. So today I share with you this super easy and super healthy pumpkin oatmeal smoothie recipe.
If you liked my Pumpkin Loaf Cake, then you will definitely love this smoothie. In fact, this smoothie is something like raw version of that pumpkin loaf cake, pumpkin pie and all pie-ish pumpkin recipes together.
For making this smoothie, I used unsweetened almond milk. Its creamy texture and wonderful nutty taste nicely blends with sweet pumpkin taste. I often use almond milk as a base for my smoothies.
Almond milk is a good source of plant-based proteins and fibers, but contains no cholesterol nor saturated fat and it's low in calories. Also, almond milk is an excellent source of calcium, iron and magnesium, and super healthy omega fatty acids.
The real super star of this pumpkin oatmeal smoothie is pumpkin puree. Although you can buy canned pumpkin puree in stores, I highly suggest you avoid canned stuff and start making pumpkin puree at home. Homemade pumpkin puree contains no added sugars, additives or preservatives or other yucky stuff and it's super easy to make.
Pumpkin puree enriched this smoothie with nutrients - fibers and healthy antioxidant - beta-carotene. I upgraded this smoothie even more by adding an oats that is full of fibers, proteins, minerals, and vitamins. So this pumpkin oatmeal smoothie became a perfect nutritious and very healthy breakfast. Oh, and a bonus! This smoothie has no added sugars. I used a very ripe banana to naturally sweeten the smoothie. Perfect!
DIY PUMPKIN SPICE MIX
The thing that really elevates the whole smoothie at one unique level is pumpkin spice mix. It consists of warm autumn spices - ground Ceylon cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg and dash of cloves. Besides giving a pleasant aroma to pumpkin oatmeal smoothie, these spices also contribute to our health.
Ceylon cinnamon helps with inflammation and infection in our body, it also regulates blood sugar levels and reduces the amount of bad cholesterol. Ginger boosts metabolism and has a beneficial effect on our entire digestive system.
You can make pumpkin spice mix in advance and store it in a glass jar with a lid. That way you have this beautiful fragrant spices prepared and ready when needed.
Hope you enjoy in this delicious, healthy pumpkin oatmeal smoothie.
Pumpkin Oatmeal Smoothie
For pumpkin spice
- 6 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon ground
- 1 ½ teaspoon ginger powder ground
- 1 ½ teaspoon nutmeg ground
- 1 ½ teaspoon allspice ground
- ¾ teaspoon cloves ground
- Put all the ingredients in the blender and mix until well combined. If necessary, add more milk to get a smoothie desired consistency. Add ICE to make it cold.
For pumpkin spice mix
- Put all ingredients in a jar and mix well. Close the lid. Keep closed until needed.
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