Fall Pumpkin Power Smoothie

Fall Pumpkin Power Smoothie

by Nicole Pierce, ND

So yummy!  This creamy, bright green smoothie is a perfect fall breakfast, snack or even dessert. It’s completely balanced and will give you sustained energy for hours with its high Vitamin A, healthy fats and protein. 

•        10 soaked dates (remove pits and soak for at least 5 minutes in hot water)
•        2 Tbsp chia and/or hemp seeds (soak in the milk while preparing other ingredients)
•        15 oz. can organic pumpkin
•        1/2 cup canned coconut milk
•        2 cup milk of choice (I use almond or hemp milk)
•        4 tsp almond butter
•        1/2 tsp cinnamon or pumpkin spice blend (cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, clove)
•        1 in chunk of fresh peeled ginger root
•        1/2 tsp vanilla extract
•        4 tsp maple syrup (grade B)
•        few drops liquid stevia (to taste)
•        2 large handfuls fresh spinach
•        2 Tbsp shredded coconut for extra coconutiness
•        pinch sea salt
•        ice cubes·         

Blend Well and Enjoy!

-adapted from a recipe by Dr. Erika Siegel, ND of NourishMe Superfood Supplement (http://nourishme.com/)