Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Smoothie

What better treat awaits than a delicious pumpkin chocolate chip smoothie? Have it for breakfast, snack time or an after dinner treat. 

pumpkin chocolate chip smoothie

Have you ever noticed when the kids get home they do three things?

1. Dump their stuff right inside the doorway causing an obstacle course for you when you get home.

2. Raid the fridge. And they don’t just raid the fridge willingly for carrot sticks and dip. They seem to gravitate towards the sugary and carbohydrate filled foods lurking in the fridge and cupboards. After a long hard day of studying and thinking glucose levels are lower and they want to replace them quickly with a carb or sugar laden snack.

3. Sit. I’m thinking of investing in cattle prods to get them off the couch but that would probably be illegal so I instead resort to flipping off the television and spending the rest of the afternoon trying to redirect them to outdoor activities, homework and chores.

pumpkin chocolate chip smoothie

It’s exhausting work as a parent but I love it.  I also love when they come home and I can hand them a treat that tastes just as good as it looks. This pumpkin chocolate chip smoothie is the perfect treat. They can grab it and sip it as they head off to wherever they are going. Make this delicious healthy pumpkin recipe before pumpkin season ends! (Which it doesn’t in my book).

Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 cups

Serving Size: 2 1 cup servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk or regular milk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie puree)
  • 1/4 cup banana or vanilla fat free greek yogurt
  • 3-4 tbsp maple syrup, agave syrup, honey or several drops of Stevia (sweeten to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • pinch of nutmeg and cloves
  • 1-2 tbsp non dairy or regular semi sweet chocolate chips
  • TruWhip non dairy whipped topping, whipping cream, or whipped coconut cream for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a blender place the milk, pumpkin, banana or yogurt, sweetener, spices and chocolate chips.
  2. Whip in the blender for 30 seconds to a minute until smooth. Taste, add more sweetener if necessary.
  3. Pour into glasses and top with whipped topping if desired.
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Comments

  1. That looks amazing!! Will have to try this! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Ha ha! Well, that smoothie sounds delicious! I’d get off the couch for that! 😉

    Thanks for linking up with Take it on Tuesday! See ya next week!

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