The pace is picking up in the Milu home for the holidays. School is in full swing, weekly co-op groups, family gatherings, fall cleaning in the house and getting ready for the holidays. My health saving meal is my morning protein shake. It’s quick, easy and packed with nutrition. I wanted to change-up my recipe since it’s fall, so I just had to add pumpkin! Pumpkin contains vitamin A, carotenoids, fiber, zinc and so much more. Plus it adds a rich, creamy taste to your smoothie.
Have a happy fall!!!
1 cup coconut milk (I used the canned, full-fat version)
1/2 cup pure pumpkin
2 drops pure cinnamon essential oil* (I only recommend 1 brand)
1 wooden toothpick tip, dipped in clove essential oil
1 scoop plant-based protein
1 vanilla bean pod, (scrape the inside to get to the beans, don’t use the pod)
(you can substitute for 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract, but this tastes better 🙂
1 Tbs. raw honey
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 small frozen banana
5-6 ice cubes
1/2 cup coconut water
Add ingredients in order listed. Blend on high until creamy consistency.
Note: Make sure when adding essential oils, you add the cinnamon by first dropping it into a spoon and then stir it in. Dip the wooden toothpick into the clove and then swirl it into the mix. This avoids adding too much oil to your recipe 🙂