>>Kefir Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Kefir Pumpkin Pie Smoothie


Ease: Easy

Yield: 2 (8-ounce) servings

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Source: Maureen Callahan, MS, RD

Southeast Dairy Association - pumpkin pie smoothie
With more strains of good-for-you probiotic bacteria than most yogurts, the fermented milk product called kefir is a great start to any day. Its tart flavor makes it a natural for pairing with sweet fruits like pumpkin or berries.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup low-fat plain kefir
  • 1 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tablespoon almond or cashew butter
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.

Nutrition per serving: 175 calories, 8g protein, 25g carb, 4g fiber, 6g fat (0.7g sat), 215mg calcium, 43mg sodium

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