If you’ve resigned yourself to eating tubs of mashed potatoes, an entire pie and a week’s worth of turkey the past few days, don’t sweat it — it was Thanksgiving, after all. But now that you’ve had your fill of feasting, you’re probably looking to reset and get back on your healthy eating plan this week.
Thankfully, Charles Chen, TV host, wellness expert and recent guest on Daily Burn 365, shared his delicious pumpkin spice smoothie recipe to help you detox from those decadent meals. This recipe features real pumpkin puree, which is packed with filling fiber to keep hunger at bay. Almond milk keeps things light, and medjool dates adds a hint of natural sweetness. But it’s the pumpkin spice and ground cinnamon that infuse this smoothie with mouthwatering flavor. Another reason to be grateful for this recipe: Studies have shown that cinnamon can help prevent skyrocketing blood sugar levels that lead to cravings. Try it for yourself!
Pumpkin Spice Detox Smoothie Recipe
Prep time: 2 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
3 medjool dates, pitted
1 tablespoon almond butter
2 cups almond milk
2/3 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- Add all ingredients to a blender, and blend for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth.
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