Perfect for Fall – Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe! #MonkFruitInTheRaw #MC #Sponsored

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The weather is changing here in Chicago.  Even if it’s warm in the afternoon, the mornings and evenings have a distinct chill in the air.  I start seeking comfort foods like soup, hot cocoa, and warm bread.  But, I don’t want to sacrifice healthy ingredients to achieve a fall, comfort food treat.  This recipe is one of my favorites to combine seasonal autumn flavors with healthy ingredients.  

September is National Childhood Obesity Month.  Weight is affecting the health of our children in unprecedented negative ways.  By substituting zero calorie sweeteners, we can create lower-calorie foods.  This Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe is a delicious, filling, after-school treat for you and your kids.

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

1/2 Cup of Pumpkin

Have you heard that you need to include “orange” foods in your diet?  Many foods with the color orange, like pumpkin, contain beta-carotene which is good for vision, may help stave off cancer, and improve your skin.  In addition to Vitamin A, pumpkin contains a healthy dose of Vitamin C and fiber.  As a runner, I’m always looking for foods with potassium that restore electrolytes lost in a tough workout.  I used canned 100% pumpkin.


1/4 Cup of Vanilla Greek Yogurt

Yogurt contains probiotics, calcium, protein and usually Vitamin D.


1/4 Cup of Vanilla Almond Milk

Almond milk adds protein and Vitamin E to this smoothie, as well as adding liquid consistency.

1/4 Banana

Bananas have such a strong flavor and nicely complement pumpkin, but you want to watch the amount of banana or it will overwhelm.  The nutritional impact is as strong as the taste – potassium, fiber, vitamins and minerals aplenty.

1 Packet Sweetener, Monk Fruit In The Raw

Monk Fruit In The Raw is a wholesome, zero-calorie sweetener made with real fruit.  It has a simple, sweet taste with no metallic or bitter aftertaste.  Why “In The Raw”?  We’ve trusted the In The Raw guys to bring us more wholesome, simple ingredients for years.  Monk Fruit In The Raw is available in single serving orange packets or a Bakers Bag that measures cup for cup, just like sugar.


1/2 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice


Using a blender, combine all ingredients until smooth.  Pour into glass, add dollop of yogurt and dash of pumpkin pie spice.  Enjoy!


Drink your coffee with cream and sugar?

I’ve also been using Monk Fruit In The Raw in my coffee and it provides a zero calorie sweetness!  It fits nicely in my sugar bowl, doesn’t it?!


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  1. 1
    Maria Iemma says:

    This looks so yummy and delicious – with the abundance of pumpkins this season I am sure to be making this smoothie.

  2. 2

    This looks and sounds delicious!

  3. 3

    oh, my! this one sounds F.A.L.L. I’ll be trying this one and may not be sharing! ha

  4. 4
    Nena Sinclair says:

    I love smoothies and this looks delicious!

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