‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin spice. Everywhere you go, the popular scent and flavor is manifesting in all kinds of ways to usher in the autumn season: candles, lattes, desserts, etc. The problem is, some of these pumpkin spice products can make for a blue Christmas.
According to Yahoo! Health, the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, one of the most popular pumpkin spice products, has great flavor but also packs a fat, sugar and calorie filled punch. Yahoo! Heath reports that a 16-ounce “Grande” pumpkin spice latte, made with 2 percent milk and topped with whipped cream, contains 380 calories, 14 grams of fat and 12 teaspoons of sugar (50 grams).
Mannatech, a global developer of nutritional technology, has created a healthy pumpkin spice drink option that delivers fall flavors with a high-nutritional quotient. Anyone can whip up this smoothie anytime there is a need to snuggle up in some blankets by a fire, read a good book, carve a pumpkin and watch the leaves change into those beautiful fall colors.
Mannatech’s Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
Ingredients (Serves 4)
- 4 frozen bananas
- 3/4 cup of pumpkin puree (organic)
- 2tsp Pumpkin Spice ( 1tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves)
- 2tsp vanilla
- 2-2 1/2 cup almond milk (more or less)
Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Add as much almond milk as you need to reach a smooth and creamy consistency. Pour into four glasses and enjoy!
Give it a try you will agree that this is may be the most healthy pumpkin spice treat you have this season.