Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup non-fat, plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop vanilla flavored protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup ice 2 tablespoons fat-free whipped topping
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground flax seed

Preparation

  1. Combine pumpkin puree, Greek yogurt, protein powder, 1 tablespoon ground flax seed, almond milk, pumpkin pie spice and ice in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour smoothie into a glass, top with whipped topping and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon ground flax seed.

Dietitian Tip: Be sure to purchase pumpkin puree and not canned pumpkin pie. Also, choose a low carbohydrate protein powder with less than 3 grams carbohydrate per serving.

Source: Recipe modified from http://www.diabetes.org

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