This Pumpkin Peach Smoothie is the perfectly healthy way to get your harvest spice flavors on to start your day!
Maybe you haven’t noticed, but I haven’t really posted anything pumpkin-y at all. It’s coming towards the end of October and I’m probably the only food blogger that hasn’t posted anything pumpkin. There may possibly be something wrong with that picture. But I have good news for you. I have joined up with some great bloggers to bring you some wonderful pumpkin recipes all week long. Today I’m bringing you something basic, but one of my fall staples to get my mornings started on a healthy note.
I’ll be 100% honest. Pumpkin is actually not one of my favorite flavors in the world. Especially all by itself. I’m not a squash kind of girl. That is, until you start adding the cinnamon, the clove, the nutmeg, and brown sugar. All the deliciousness that makes pumpkin delectable this time of year. And it gets even better once you start pairing it with different fruits like apples or peaches.
And that is how this smoothie was born. I drink smoothies almost every morning, and during the fall months I’m craving something with a little more spice to warm me from the inside, despite the icy-ness of the smoothie itself. The addition of the peach flavor really compliments the pumpkin wonderfully. For someone who isn’t in love with the big old popular pumpkin, combining the two flavors really is a match made in smoothie heaven.
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 Tablespoon ground flax
- 1-2 cups water, , depending on preference of thickness
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 banana, , peeled & frozen
- 1/2 peach, , sliced (can use frozen peaches if fresh aren't in season)
- 6 ice cubes
- Add protein, flax, chia seeds, and water to the blender. In a Blendtec, I pulse a couple of times to get everything mixed together. Let sit for about 15 minutes so the chia seeds can absorb a bit of the water.
- Add remaining ingredients and blend until everything is combined completely.
Like I said earlier, all this week, I am celebrating #PumpkinWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections. We are celebrating our love of the season with a whole week of pumpkin goodies, leading up to National Pumpkin Day. 17 Food Bloggers have come together to share over 65 recipes with you. In addition to homemade pumpkin puree, pie, and cookies, we are also sharing savory pumpkin dishes like hummus, chili and pumpkin corn chowder. Come back every day for #PumpkinWeek recipes. You can also find these great recipes and more on Love and Confections’ #PumpkinWeek Pinterest Board!
Check out all the #PumpkinWeek Bloggers and their recipes:
Pumpkin Loaf by Love and Confections
Lemongrass-Kissed Sankaya (Thai Pumpkin Custard) by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes with Biscoff Frosting by The Spiffy Cookie
Pumpkin Peach Smoothie by Happy Food Healthy Life
Egg and Pumpkin Breakfast Cups by Curious Cuisiniere
Witches Eye Glass Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes by Lady Behind The Curtain
Easy Homemade Pumpkin Puree by Life Tastes Good
Pumpkin Orange Soup by The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Macaroni with Kale and Creamy Pumpkin Sauce by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Roasted Pumpkin and Chickpea Samosas by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter by My Catholic Kitchen
Pumpkin Scones by Making Miracles
Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies by The Pajama Chef
Pumpkin Molasses Cookies by That’s My Home
Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oatmeal by Dizzy Busy and Hungry