Instead of reaching for a pre-sweetened coffee beverage, consider a brewed pumpkin flavored hot coffee and use a small amount of milk/creamer and your preferred sweetener.
This pumpkin pie smoothie recipe is a healthy option for a meal replacement or post-workout treat. Best of all, you can drink it and know that you are making a healthy and filling choice for a healthy diet. I use a sugar-free protein powder, but ¾ cup of Greek yogurt would do the trick as well!
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
½ cup canned pumpkin (not the pumpkin pie filling) or cooked pureed pumpkin
1 scoop sugar-free vanilla protein powder
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 cup ice cubes
½ cup water, skim milk, or dairy alternative (almond, soy, coconut milk)
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
1 smoothie (made with water/sugar- free protein powder)
200 calories, 2 g fat, 26 g carbohydrates, 24 g protein