Pumpkin Smoothie; A Delicious Plant-Based Protein

With fall finally here, everyone is looking for ways to bring pumpkin onto the menu. From pumpkin spice lattes to pumpkin pie, this delicious gourd is an autumn staple.

Pumpkins are packed with vitamins, antioxidants and protein, making it an ideal source of nutrients for those on a plant-based diet.

But how can you incorporate this plant protein into your meal plan without the sugar overload? These recipes take full advantage of the nutritional value pumpkin has to offer!

½ cup pumpkin puree

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

1 cup ice

½ to 1 cup vanilla almond milk

1 ounce pecans

1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (optional, to taste)

dash of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice

Add all of the ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy your healthy morning treat.

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