Recipe: Superfood Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl

Fall.

In the foodie world, this word is synonymous with “pumpkin-spice season.”

As a health nut and a person who considers themselves to be more complex than basic, there are other fall food that tantalize me more than pumpkin flavored things, such as winter squash, for example. But, there is just something about “pumpkin-spice” that is so warming, soothing and fall-y.  So for that reason, I do like to keep a couple of cans of pumpkin and a jar of pumpkin-spice blend on hand for homemade pumpkin-spiced treats.

One of my favorite ways to get my pumpkin fix, especially in early fall when its not frigid yet, is a pumpkin smoothie. I took this version to new heights, by serving it “smoothie bowl” style and adding toppings for extra nutrition and a crunch.

Superfood Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl

In a blender combine:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/3 cup of canned (or fresh!) pumpkin purée
  • About a 1/2 of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extra
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds (optional, but make for a great thickener and nutrition boost)
  • 1 medjool date (optional, if you want a sweeter smoothie)

Blend on high until smooth, pour into a bowl and top with

  • pumpkin seeds (rich in magnesium, zinc and Omega-3s)
  • hemp seeds (for a dose of plant-based protein and healthy fats)
  • bee pollen (one of “nature’s perfect foods,” an amazing protein source that provides a nice buzz)

Enjoy!

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