Pumpkin Spice and Chia Seed Smoothie Print Recipe Print Recipe

 

Yep, it’s October.

So I’m going to throw pumpkin and halloween at you all at once. I’m sorry, but you’re welcome.

I’m really not much of a sweets person. I’d rather indulge in a hearty dinner or bowl of popcorn than a sack of candy. Okay, except for M&M’s and junior mints. I can’t pass those up.

Since we all know there will be no avoiding the candy bowl, at least I’ll have something healthy, which will hopefully limit going back for thirds.

 

 

This is the most excited I’ve ever been for Halloween. A holiday meant for kids and now I finally have one! I mean, how cute is this? Still unsure what I’ll be dressing mr. mace up as, but I do know what will be served.

These pumpkin spice chia seeds smoothies are the perfect before the sugar rush hits. Kid or adult. Why not fill em’ up with something healthy and nutritious, but also seasonal. It’s great for breakfast or an afternoon treat. Plus the touch of decor

Then for the touch of Halloween, I wrapped the glasses in white spider web and then added a fake spider. Then for the table, I wrapped it with black web with more fake spiders. You get the theme here.

Let the countdown begin!

 

 

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Pumpkin Spice and Chia Seed Smoothie

PRINT Recipe

Serves 2-3

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Rice Dream® or Soy Dream®
  • ½ banana
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ yogurt – I used The Greek Gods® Vanilla Honey Yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon gluten-free Arrowhead Mills® Gluten Free Steel Cut Oats
  • 1 tablespoon Spectrum® Chia Seeds
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch of ground ginger
  • 1-2 tablespoon honey or agave
  • large handful of ice

Directions

Place all ingredients into the blender. Blend until well combined. Serve and enjoy.

Tip – you can also swap out the yogurt for vanilla ice cream and it’s a relatively healthy dessert smoothie! 

 

*gluten-free

 

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  • HalfBakedHarvest

    This is so cute, fun and I bet delicious! I love the spider web around the glasses and pumpkin spice anything is always are good thing this time of year. I say bring it on! Oh and I love chia seeds. They kind of impress me they way they expand and get all goopy!

  • Caroline L.

    Make anything pumpkin spice, and I’ll inhale it in a quick second!
    http://perpetuallycaroline.blogspot.com

  • Samantha Ferraro

    Yes…let the countdown begin!! Because this Halloween, I turn 30!! haha Love this recipe!

  • Jamie

    Mmm I’m always looking for new pumpkin recipes. This one’s a must try! For more great recipes, fill out the form at http://www.BetterOffHealthy.com.

  • Jill

    Do you know how it would be if you left the yogurt out all together? Also, how about coconut milk instead of rice? That’s usually what I have on hand. Happy Halloween!! I have two little boys (3 and 1 y.o.) and it’s so much fun!

  • WithStyleGrace

    Yes, you can definitely leave the yogurt out or even swap it for something else, such as another yogurt or even ice cream. And yes, feel free to use whatever type of milk that you prefer. Happy (early) Halloween to you and your boys!

  • WithStyleGrace

    happy almost 30th birthday!

  • Inspiralized

    LOVE the presentation…. this is perfect for an adult healthy Halloween party. I’m really trying to eat more chia seeds, so thanks for the inspiration!

  • http://www.aidamollenkamp.com Aida Mollenkamp

    What a great twist on a smoothie – I’m totally trying this out!

  • Cate @ Chez CateyLou

    I made a pumpkin pie smoothie recently too! I’ll have to try your version next time, these look great! I love the Halloween decor on the glasses, so cute

  • http://www.becauseilikechocolate.com/ Mallory @ Because I Like Choco

    Spooky…I like it!

  • Kate Ramos

    Yum! I’ve been eyeing the chia seeds at Costco and always want to buy them, but I’m never sure what to do with them. I think I’ll splurge and give this smoothie a try!

  • Coty and Mariah

    This smoothie certainly gets me in the season! Looks relish!

  • Ronnie

    What can be used as a substitute for banana? I’m allergic to them.

  • WithStyleGrace

    You can just omit it entirely. The banana makes it creamy, but should still taste good without. Maybe try less milk though.

  • Lynne McCurdy

    I’m allergic to bananas. I often use avocado instead. I’m also looking for other alternatives.

  • WithStyleGrace

    Some smoothies, I’ve used mango instead of bananas, but that all depends on what other ingredients are being used.