Ah, fall. There's a nip in the air, chunky sweaters are coming out, leaves are ...
Oh, who am I kidding? Shrinking Sistersland is still over 80 degrees, sweaty and green, green, green.
But that doesn't mean that we can't pretend.
Pumpkin is a quintessential fall flavor and this recipe blends (literally) fall flavors with a frosty smoothie for the still hot temps down here.
It came to me in an e-mail from the people who make the awesome Click Espresso Protein Drink. which comes in Mocha and Vanilla Latte flavors. Click mixes whey protein with real espresso powder to make a great smoothie base. I had this smoothie just a couple hours ago.
My tweaks: I added a bunch of ground cinnamon and nutmeg to the mix, and it was great.
CLICK'n Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
4 oz. water
4 oz. vanilla almond milk or unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
2 scoops of Click Espresso Protein Drink (Mocha, Vanilla Latte or 1 of each -- I used all Vanilla)
Pour all the ingredients into your favorite blender and add ice. Once blended, pour into a tall glass.
The whole thing is 170 calories! Way better than that big coffee place's pumpkin coffee thing.