There are two groups of people around this time of year.
People who love anything and everything pumpkin and people who just don't understand..
Every single year I have quite the pumpkin addiction.
I want everything pumpkin.
From oatmeal, smoothies, lattes, to pies, cookies, breads and cream cheese - did I miss anything?
I have something pumpkin pretty much every day. A little overboard perhaps?
Here's my favorite pumpkin smoothie recipe ~
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 frozen banana (I don't always have it)
1/4 cup of rolled oats (eliminate this option if you want it low-carb)
I scoop of vanilla protein powder
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg (you can use pumpkin pie spice instead)
2 or 3 handfuls of ice cubes
The trick for extra creaminess is making sure you blend it for about a minute and start with 2 handfuls of ice cubes and add more if you'd like. Protein powders that have xantham gum also make it more creamy.