October Recipe ReDux is “Nutty Nut Day." October 22nd happens to be National Nut Day, which is right around the time we post our recipes, so we were challenged to develop and “share a healthy nut-filled recipe”. Being that it is still VERY warm here in Los Angeles, and no Fall weather is in sight, a smoothie sure sounded good to me! But I still wanted to go with an Autumn theme in spirit, so I combined the simple flavors of pecans, pumpkin, dates, pumpkin pie spice, and used a banana/almond milk base to make this smoothie. This drink is reminiscent of pumpkin and pecan pie but it still refreshing at the same time! I hope you will give it a try and also check out all the other nutty themed recipes from the great Recipe ReDux crew.
½ large frozen banana, cut into chunks
1 large mejool date (pitted and preferably previously soaked for 15-30 minutes in warm water to soften)
½ cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk which works great)
1 tablespoon pumpkin puree (fresh or canned, and not pumpkin pie filling)
1 tablespoon chopped pecans
1-2 dashes of pumpkin pie spice
Blend all of the above ingredients for 30 sec-1 minute on high speed until a smooth mixture is formed. Pour and serve.
Makes 1 smoothie, one serving
Serving size: 1 smoothie Calories 180 Protein 2 g Carb 32 g Fiber 4 g Sugars 21g Fat 7 g Saturated fat 0.5 g Sodium 90 mg