The autumn season ushers in all things pumpkin, including this delicious, nutritious recipe for Caramel Pumpkin Pie Smoothies. Perfect for breakfast or a satisfying snack, you’ll fall for the flavor of pumpkin combined with ooey-gooey caramel.
2.5 cups unsweetened almond milk
2 scoops (approximately 1/2 cup) vanilla-flavored protein powder*
1 cup pumpkin puree**
2 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon Stevia
3 cups ice (more or less)
¼ cup granola
2 single-sized containers Litehouse® Reduced Sugar Caramel
Optional substitutes incliude: Litehouse® Original Caramel Litehouse®, Old Fashioned Caramel, Litehouse® Low Fat Caramel Litehouse® Butterscotch Caramel Dip Litehouse® Butterscotch Caramel Dip Litehouse® Butterscotch Caramel Dip
Optional Garnish: whipped cream, additional caramel sauce
In blender, add almond milk, caramel, protein powder, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and Stevia. Pulse quickly to combine.
Add ice, one cup at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
To serve, divide evenly among three 12 – 14 ounces glasses. Top each glass with a heaping tablespoon of granola. If desired, add a dollop of whipped cream and an additional drizzle of caramel sauce. Serve immediately.
*May substitute one 6-oz. container of no-fat, unsweetened Greek yogurt in place of protein powder.
**For better results, freeze pumpkin in an ice-cube tray the night before.