Pumpkin Chai Smoothie
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Yield: 1 large or 2 regular smoothies
Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free

This smoothie combines the warm spices of chai with quintessentially-autumn pumpkin for a deliciously creamy fall treat. If you have a favorite chai spice blend (or chai masala), feel free to substitute 1 teaspoon for the spices listed in the recipe.
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 frozen bananas (peel and cut into chunks before freezing)
  • 2 pitted medjool dates
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds*
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • Punch of ground turmeric (optional, but nice)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup water
  1. Add all the ingredients to the jar of a blender. Blend on high until completely smooth.
*If you don't have a blender that is able to process hemp seeds, you can substitute 1 tablespoon of nut or seed butter or omit altogether and swap in plant milk for the water.
Recipe by Leaves of Kale at http://www.leavesofkale.com/2014/11/pumpkin-chai-smoothie/