What I Ate Wednesday #23 – Green Pumpkin Smoothie

Another Wednesday has rolled around – time flies when midterms start creeping up on you!

This month, What I Ate Wednesday is all about making use of all that pumpkin lying around to concoct some healthy treats (at least that’s how I see it!). Like this one…

We’ll get to the recipe for this green pumpkin smoothie in a minute!

I’ll be making plenty of healthy pumpkin snacks and treats this month, that’s for sure! I won’t, however, be giving out anything but candy on Halloween. I know most candy is full of sugar and crazy processed, but I just don’t think you can take candy out of Halloween. I don’t want to be the house kids skip because they’re giving out apples instead of snickers. But until October 31st, I’ll keep my healthy focus!

Thanks again to Jenn for hosting WIAW. For those of you who don’t know, Jen over at Peas and Crayons hosts WIAW every week – check out her blog for more information on it and to find some new blogs to read.

Breakfast

Breakfast was nothing other than overnight oats – pumpkin of course! I’m still perfecting the recipe, but adding real pumpkin (in addition to pumpkin butter) is definitely the way to go!

Lunch

Lunch was a green pumpkin smoothie before I headed off to class. Now, I know that may sound incredibly weird. Not to mention, the green color isn’t too appetizing (but you could say it’s spooky!). The taste, however, is like liquid pumpkin pie! Word of advice: it’s really filling! It’s definitely more of a meal than a snack.

Green Pumpkin Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin butter
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Directions:

  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender or immersion blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Enjoy!

Back to WIAW…

Between classes I had another Trader Joe’s brownie and oat bar. I’ll be buying these often!

Dinner

Dinner was crockpot Mexican chicken, rice, and a spinach salad followed by a glass of sauvignon blanc. We’re finally starting to get cool fronts in Houston and when they come, we take advantage of the weather and eat out by the pool. I can’t wait for the weather to stay like this!

And that’s What I ate Wednesday Tuesday! Hopefully I’ll have a new recipe up soon while I’m avoiding studying for midterms!

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10 Responses to What I Ate Wednesday #23 – Green Pumpkin Smoothie

  1. Loving the look of this smoothie. And yes, such a spooky color..perfect for Halloween! ;)
    I need to get back into making smoothies. I have been eating more savory breakfasts lately. But with pumpkin in the mix, this one is making it on my list.
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  2. very pretty, even the fall backgrounds add such a touch!
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  3. Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie says:

    Love all the pumpkin flavors! In oatmeal is a great way to start the morning!

  4. What an interesting smoothie recipe! Sounds great!
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  5. Everything looks delicious – Your overnight oats always look so creamy!
    Emilie @ Hungry Delights recently posted..WIAW – Lamb Kheema and trying Chobani!My Profile

  6. I completely agree with you–Halloween and “healthy” don’t make a great pair. ;) It’s my annual excuse to load up in Reece’s peanut butter cups (they’re for the trick-or-treaters! ;) ), and there’s no way I’ll ever throw that excuse out the window.

    Your green pumpkin smoothie sounds delicious, super filling and nutrient-packed! It’s a great way to offset the extra chocolate we eat this time of year, right?

    Hope you’re doing well! I’m entering midterms now too—welp. xoxo<3
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  7. apple cider in that smoothie? that sounds fab! and I feel ya on the nice cool fronts…I wish we were getting more in Dallas. Mornings are awesome but it still reaches 80+ during the day!
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  8. Ummm…smoothie sounds great with all those fall flavors incorporated! Love the pic too! I buy those TJ bars for my son, he loves them!! I am partial to their fig bars :)

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  10. I always make strawberry and banana smoothies, very boring, this has given me so many more ideas – thanks x
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