Just when you may have thought your pumpkin spice days were over for the year, here’s a reason to pull that jar from the cupboard and use it in a whole new way.
It’s the holiday season. And if you, like me, find yourself running from place to place, store to store, eating too many sweets or not eating at all, here’s something tasty that’s quick to whip together, full of fabulous winter flavor, and stuffed with healthy ingredients to keep you going through all the tasks on your list today and through the season.
It’s a few simple ingredients, can be made in 5 minutes, and can be taken with you, or made in advance for enjoying later. It’s chock full of antioxidants, fiber, and calcium – not to mention the probiotic benefits from the kefir or yogurt and sweetened with natural sugars.
|The bilberry can be swapped for blueberry, and you can use satsumas or mandarins instead of clementines. If you don’t have flax – use chia. If you don’t have kefir, use yogurt or buttermilk. If you don’t have pumpkin spice, combine cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.Raw ingredients|
The bilberry can be swapped for blueberry, and you can use satsumas or mandarins instead of clementines. If you don’t have flax – use chia. If you don’t have kefir, use yogurt or buttermilk. If you don’t have pumpkin spice, combine cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.
And go forth and take on your day.
|Bilberry Clementine Pumpkin Spice Smoothie for Two|
Bilberry Clementine Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
2 cups kefir, buttermilk or plain yogurt
1/2 cup fresh or frozen bilberries (or blueberries)
1 clementine, peeled, seeds removed, separated into sections
2 tablespoons ground flax seed
2 teaspoons maple syrup
3/4 teaspoon pumpkin spice mix
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Process on high speed until well-combined. Serve immediately; or store in the fridge for enjoying later.