Green Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl

By: 
Elise Museles

Why wait for fall to enjoy delicious pumpkin dishes!? Try this yummy, colorful and nutritious green pumpkin smoothie bowl brought to you by Kale & Chocolate's Elise Museles.

Two for the price of one! All the flavors and nutrients of the pumpkin spice smoothie with some leafy green love added into the mix. Serve it in a bowl with nutritional boosts as toppings, or add in some additional plant-based milk and pour it into a glass. It’s a family favorite!

INGREDIENTS
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½ cup almond milk (add more if necessary)
1 cup spinach (or any combination of leafy greens)
½ cup pureed pumpkin (if canned, make sure BPA free)
1 banana, sliced and frozen
1 tablespoon of plant-based vanilla protein powder
1 tablespoon almond butter (cashew butter works too)
½-inch slice fresh ginger root
up to ½ teaspoon cinnamon (or to taste)
Sprinkle nutmeg
1 chopped date (or a drop of stevia for a lower sugar option)
Pinch of sea salt
Top with pumpkin seeds, additional cinnamon, pomegranate, cacao nibs

METHOD
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Blend nut milk and spinach in a high-speed blender. Add in pumpkin purée and blend. Add in remaining ingredients plus additional nut milk to desired consistency. This thick smoothie is meant to be eaten with a spoon. Enjoy!

Another great recipe from YogaUOnline and Elise Museles-Coconut Curry Soup.

Reprinted with permission from kaleandchocolate.com

Elise MuselesElise Museles is an attorney turned Certified Eating Psychology & Nutrition Expert and creator of Kale & Chocolate.  A writer, speaker, teacher and healthy lifestyle advocate, she empowers people to reset their relationship with food & their bodies—by creating a happy, healthy, and ridiculously delicious Food Story. Elise is also the author of the newly released book, Whole Food Energy, (Barron’s Educational Series, January 2016) and shares daily inspiration (and mouth-watering photos!) on FaceBook and Instagram.

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