One great thing about the fall is the colors, and the PUMPKINS! Who doesn’t love pumpkins? Growing up my favorite dessert was pumpkin pie. I know certain things in it was not good for me, but pumpkin itself has so many health benefits. So when fall arrives I love to make all those yummy pumpkin dishes.
- 2 cups milk or non-dairy alternative, such as soy milk
- 2 tablespoons canned or fresh pureed pumpkin (unsweetened)
- 2 tablespoons Truvia or sweetener of choice
- 1 scoop (about 2.5 Tbs) Vanilla Nutrimeal
- 1 tsp Fibergy Plus
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 2 shots of espresso (about 1/4 cup) or 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee
Directions: In a saucepan combine milk, pumpkin and sweetener and stir on medium heat until steaming (you can also microwave on high for 2 minutes). Remove from heat, stir in Nutrimeal, Fibergy, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice, then transfer to a blender and whirl for 15 seconds until foamy, then stir in espresso. If you don’t have a blender, whisk thoroughly with a wire whisk.
Optional: Top with light whipped cream if you’re feeling decadent and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice over the top.
- 1-1/4 cup cold water
- 3 Scoops Vanilla Nutrimeal
- 2 tsp Fibergy Plus
- 1/2 cup canned or fresh pureed pumpkin (unsweetened)
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup ice
Directions: Combine ingredients in a blender and whirl until smooth. Serve and enjoy immediately.
Optional: 2 tsp of Truvia or sweetener of choice
One great thing about these recipes is the fiber. Although you are spoiling yourself with a tasty treat, your body is getting the fibers it needs to maintain a healthy heart and circulatory system.