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I am crazy for all things pumpkin, and I LOVE pumpkin pie spice. Did you know that cinnamon, the main component in pumpkin pie spice and in pumpkin dishes and baked goods, helps to balance blood sugar? That’s why this silky pumpkin pie smoothie is a great and nourishing breakfast treat to get your day started on the right foot. My recipe is dairy free and includes a special secret ingredient that makes the smoothie even more satisfying and delicious.

Many people equate smoothies with tons of fruit, and that can cause an insulin spike and blood sugar crash. Using low glycemic and naturally sweet and fiber-rich pumpkin as the base of this smoothie is a great alternative to higher sugar fruits. And the surprise secret ingredient helps keep you full until lunch. You get good fats, beta carotene, good carbs, blood sugar stability and protein– all in one glass! There are 7 grams of fiber per one cup of pumpkin, so it’s excellent food for your gut bacteria also.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Put everything in blender and blend til smooth. Add as much water as you desire for thickness. I always add more cinnamon for blood sugar balance and ginger to support digestion. Delicious!

Resources

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My Thoughts on Protein Powders

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