weight loss smoothie

I lost 4.2 pounds of body fat on a 28 day food and fitness challenge and this is the smoothie I ate every single morning to help keep me accountable. This satiating macro balanced superfood delight set up the rest of my day for success. Plus it’s delicious and on-trend for fall with the coveted flavor of the season: pumpkin spice.

I eat this smoothie warm, in a bowl, with a spoon. Yes, I said warm. My dosha in ayurvedic medicine is primarily vata, which means that eating warm foods is more harmonious for my digestive system. I find that because my circulation is so poor, eating a cold smoothie causes me to uncomfortably shiver. When I do eat a cold smoothie, I usually have to enjoy it outside in the sun like an amphibian (insert lizard emoji here, haha). If the idea of a warm smoothie bowl is whack to you, then I encourage you, by all means, to use oat milk or cold water in place of my heated up tea.

This recipe is vegan, heart-healthy, no added sugars, gluten-free and organic. It is high fiber, high protein & macro balanced for a 30/30/40 ratio of protein/carbs/fat.

I N G R E D I E N T S >>

  • 1/4 Cup Organic Pumpkin Purée (I buy the unsweetened box)
  • 1/3 of a Ripe Avocado
  • 1/2 of a Small Banana
  • 2 Scoops Vanilla Protein Powder (I use Garden of Life Sport, it’s vegan, low glycemic, high protein & loaded with nutrients)
  • 1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Pumpkin Spice
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Packet (or 1/2 dropper) of Stevia or Monk Fruit Sweetener
  • 1/2 Cup Hot Water (I use fresh brewed chai tea) OR you can use 1/2 cup plant milk, I recommend Oat for the creaminess

optional add-ins: Chaga powder, wheat grass, Cacao Powder, Dates, Almond Butter, Hemp Hearts, Chia Seeds, Cooked Oats, Overnight Oats, Tofu

optional toppings: coconut flakes, cacao nibs, berries, walnuts, almonds, hemp hearts, chia seeds, granola (my favorite is Purely Elizabeth Pumpkin Cinnamon), other 1/2 of the banana, sprinkle of cinnamon, honey, agave, dried fruit

to make keto: replace banana with 1 tbsp of coconut oil, hemp hearts or almond butter

D I R E C T I O N S >>

Throw it in the blender and let it spin! Enjoy alone or with additional toppings 🙂

N U T R I T I O N A L B R E A K D O W N >>

This recipe is part of a new series of heart-healthy, vegan & macro-balancing meals I’m creating. No matter where you are on your health and wellness journey, take this moment to mentally congratulate yourself for taking a step in the right direction. All it takes is one small change at a time and you will see results. It’s not about being skinny, it’s about living your best – most healthy, happy and fulfilled – life. xx


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1 Comment

  1. Adding this smoothie in daily diet would be really helpful to reduce fat as it is combination of avocado, banana and pumpkin such great ingredients which can work effectively.

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