This gorgeous, not too cold fall weather makes me want to indulge in delicious pumpkin recipes. I love pumpkin spice frozen beverages but don’t love the billion grams of sugar and 550 calories that go with them.
Here is a healthier version that I created of a pumpkin spice frapp, without the added sugar or calories.
Ingredients: organic is preferred
3 table spoons of chia OR ground flax seed
1 table spoon of natural honey – I used honey made locally in Sarnia, available at the Waterbug store.
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup of canned or fresh pumpkin
dash of cinnamon
dash of cloves. Be CAREFUL not to put more than a dash of clove in or it will be too powerful.
Handful of ice
Put all ingredients into a vitamix or high speed blender. Blend until creamy. Enjoy!
Calorie Total: Approx. 350
Protein: Approx. 9 grams
Fat: Approx. Approx. 8 grams
OPTIONAL: ADD non-dairy vegan whipped cream!
1 can of full fat coconut milk
1/3 cup of sugar of your choice (refined, coconut sugar or other). I tend to use less than this amount and sweeten to taste.
Scoop the “whipped” part out of the can of coconut milk and put in a bowl. Do not use the liquid portion in the can.