A Smoothie for Winter

Smoothies for breakfast in the middle of winter might not seem like a great idea, but if you’re a smoothie fan looking for something warmer, this recipe might be the perfect way to start your day.

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

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Push the sugary pumpkin spice latte aside and enjoy the pure taste of pumpkin in this beautifully spiced warm smoothie that is packed with vitamins, fiber and heart healthy fat. If you don’t have these spices on hand, you can also use McCormick Pumpkin Spice, which will cover all but the ground cloves.

Servings: 1 (517 G)

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 5 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c. quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1/2 c. pumpkin puree
  • 1 T. ground flaxseed
  • 1 c. skim milk, warm
  • Dash cinnamon
  • Dash nutmeg
  • Dash ginger
  • Dash cloves
  • Dash allspice

Directions

  1. Combine oats and water and microwave. Under cook so that it remains watery.
  2. Scoop oatmeal into blender. Add pumpkin, spices, ground flax and milk. Blend on low for a few seconds and then high until well blended. Thin with additional skim milk if needed. Sweeten with a drizzle of pure maple syrup or Stevia if desired.