Pumpkin Spice Green Smoothie

Pumpkin Spice Green Smoothie

Need a quick breakfast to beat morning sickness? Nursing and searching for a one handed meal to keep you going?

This is my tried and true smoothie recipe that got me through that dreaded first trimester nausea, nursing my first kiddo and I even made a stash of these to drink during labor (and I’m SO glad I did).

This recipe makes FOUR smoothies. I make smoothies in bulk batches because I have a toddler who sleeps past 7am and a small house, so blending in the early morning is not ideal. Portion these off into glass mason jars and store in freezer. The night before you want one, pop it into the fridge to defrost over night. It’ll be the perfect consistency when you wake up.

When I’m ready to drink one, I swap out the metal canning lid for one of these reusable wide mouth drink lids! They also come in regular size to fit normal mason jars, I just prefer the wide-mouth jars.

You can use whatever protein powder you like in this recipe. When choosing a protein powder, the fewer ingredients the better and the higher-quality the better. I prefer the Vanilla Prime Protein from Equip Foods. I choose this one because the protein comes from 100% grassfed cows and it’s free from soy, gluten, dairy, whey, articial colors, sweeteners or flavors. It’s easily digestible and a great substitute when you can’t stomach protein do to pregnancy aversions (speaking from experience over here.)

It is sweetened with stevia leaf powder and it is pretty darn sweet. So I prefer it in smoothie form, rather than straight.

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Pumpkin Spice Green Smoothie

Beat the morning sickness! This smoothie is packed with veggies and protein, but packaged as a totally tasty treat. Making a big batch will also save you time and energy in the morning!

Makes: 4 Smoothies

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Ingredients:
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen, riced cauliflower
  • 2 large handfuls baby spinach
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 2 tbls almond butter
  • 1 cup ice
  • 3 scoops protein powder
  • 2 tsps pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsps ground ginger

Instructions:
  1. Combine all ingredients, except protein powder and spices in blender. Puree until smooth.
  2. Pulse in protein powder and spice, until well combined.
  3. Divide smoothie into four glass mason jars, leaving 1" of space at the top. Frozen things expand, leaving space will save you a big mess.
  4. Enjoy immediately or store in freezer for up to 3 months. Move to fridge the night before you want to enjoy.