One of my favorite parts about fall is tasting pumpkin seemingly everywhere. Here at Bocca Di Bacco, I managed to sneak in some pumpkin dishes for our holiday menu. I’m in love with my Cannelloni di Zucca and for dessert my Torta di Zucca, a take on the classic pumpkin pie. Although we all wish we could indulge in these dishes everyday, I came up with a way to lighten it up a bit with my Pumpkin Pie Smoothie. It’s super simple, just follow these steps!
2 Cups almond milk (unsweetened)
1/2 Cup rolled oats
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1 cup pumpkin
1/2 Tbsp molasses
1 ripe banana
3 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
1. Whisk together milk, oats and chia seeds. Place in fridge for at least 1 hour or overnight.
2. Add mixture to blender along with pumpkin, molasses, banana and remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth. Add ice cubes and continue blending until cold.
Not only is pumpkin delicious, it's high in fiber, which keeps you full while keeping calories low. Now ladies, listen up! Pumpkin is also loaded with vitamin C, which is an anti-aging agent and its seeds can also enhance your mood while boosting your immune system!
So, no need to feel guilty this season! Enjoy my tasty and healthy pumpkin fall treat!