Keto Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Smoothie

Keto Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Smoothie

This creamy, low carb, keto pumpkin spice breakfast smoothie is the perfect seasonal break your fast meal.

Wondrous woodlands, changing colors, chilly crisp mornings, come to me! Fall is my favorite season for so many reasons. I love the cooler weather, the golden aspens, red maples, school starting, and of course all things pumpkin spice!

In the US we usually call this brilliant season fall unless we’re in a particularly poetic mood, then we speak of autumn. Did you know that even before that it was simply called harvest? The fall harvest moon lights up the sky when the full moon is closest to the autumn equinox. In addition, in times before electricity, that light was key in allowing farmers the time to bring in the crops and prepare for the coming winter.

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Need a quick and easy fall low carb breakfast? This is the BEST keto pumpkin spice breakfast smoothie recipe. #glutenfree #lowcarb #ketobreakfast #explorermomma

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.

George Eliot

I delight in this time of year when I bring out haunting Celtic music, take the kids on misty walks in the woods, and huddle in scarves and sweaters reading new books. Of course, the change in season also brings out the traditional fall flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, clove, nutmeg, and mmmm so much more! I love to start my day with a chill in the air and my keto pumpkin spice breakfast smoothie. You know, I really could call it a shake it’s that creamy and good. I hope you try it.

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Kitchen items you’ll need for your keto pumpkin spice breakfast smoothie:

This is super simple folks! Awesome possum!

Tips for the perfect keto pumpkin spice breakfast smoothie

To make the best-tasting and healthiest keto pumpkin spice breakfast smoothie you want to get quality ingredients. When I make anything this time of year with pumpkin, if humanly possible I use pumpkin purée made out of a home-grown organic pumpkin. Mmmmmm, yum! The flavor’s so much better than what you get in a can, and you get that fabulous sense of fall harvest accomplishment!

If, sadly, you don’t have any pumpkin from your garden, buy a good pumpkin from the store and prepare your purée. Ideally, you can keep the home-grown or home-made store pumpkin purée in the freezer for that inevitable last minute fall pumpkin purée emergency! However, if completely pressed for time and you are forced to buy a can, be sure to select the best quality you can. Sigh. Don’t worry, it will still be fabulous!

Keto pumpkin spice breakfast smoothie, straw close-up

How to make your own pumpkin purée

I grew up in a household that only ever used our own garden pumpkin for the holiday pumpkin pies, breads, and all traditional things pumpkin spice. If you grow your own pumpkin or get a good one from the grocery store it’s actually pretty easy to make your own pumpkin purée.

First, cut your pumpkin in half and remove the inside glop and seeds. Second, place the two halves upside down on a baking sheet. Third, bake the pumpkin at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about an hour. The pumpkin halves are placed on the baking sheet so that the air is trapped in between the flesh of the pumpkin and the baking sheet, and the skin on the outside seals it in. This means the moisture from the pumpkin is also trapped in while it bakes.

Then, be sure to check the pumpkin, depending on the size at around forty minutes. I press the outside skin down with my finger (or a spoon if you don’t want to burn yourself!), and if it feels soft like a well-baked potato, it’s about ready. For a regular pie sized baking pumpkin, an hour is my usual timing. Next, pull it out of the oven to cool slightly, and flip the halves over so you can see the lovely baked orange pumpkin inside. When it’s not too hot, spoon it into a blender. It should literally almost fall from the pumpkin skin. Blend it up, and it’s ready to use or put in 2 cup freezer bags for future pumpkin purée needs!

Keto pumpkin spice breakfast smoothie overhead close-up

Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don’t feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn.

Marilyn Monroe

How to make a keto pumpkin spice breakfast smoothie

How do you make it? This recipe is fabulously easy, perfect for that rushed morning on the way to work or school. Are you ready? Put all the ingredients together in a blender. Next, blend on high for 30-40 seconds or until everything’s combined and the ice is in tiny blended pieces.

I’ve been using Collagen Fuel in the coconut vanilla flavor from Primal Kitchen as a protein powder in my smoothies lately. It’s been great, and I’m loving it, but you can also get the unflavored collagen peptides from Primal Kitchen (I order through Amazon) or any other brand that works for you! Collagen is a great protein that is said to support healthy hair, skin, nails, and joints. They say it even promotes muscle repair, and who doesn’t want support in those areas?

Also, you can double this awesome keto pumpkin spice smoothie recipe easily for multiple family members, and I love to throw it in an insulated travel coffee mug for on the go!

Keto pumpkin spice breakfast smoothie

The spring, summer, is quite a hectic time for people in their lives, but then it comes to autumn, and to winter, and you can’t but help think back to the year that was, and then hopefully looking forward to the year that is approaching.

Enya

What are your favorite fall flavors?

What are your favorite fall keto pumpkin spice recipes? Or even non-keto pumpkin spice recipes? My daughter is a huge fan of pumpkin pies and breads so we enjoy coming up with amazing keto recipes for these classics.

I hope you have an inspirational rust-colored fall with pumpkin-spice flavors, laughter, and leaf-throwing family fun! Visit your local pumpkin farm or apple orchard and just breathe in those wondrous sights and smells of this perfect season.

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Thanks all! Joyous fall!

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Printable keto pumpkin spice breakfast smoothie recipe:

Keto Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Smoothie

Embrace the leaf-strewn autumnal mornings with your own healthy dose of pumpkin spice! This creamy, low carb, keto pumpkin spice smoothie is the perfect seasonal break your fast meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Drinks, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: keto pumpkin spice
Servings: 1
Calories: 322kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup almond milk unsweetened
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp MCT oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp powdered sweetener Swerve confectioners or other
  • 1 scoop Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel, Vanilla Coconut (or one serving other collagen peptides)
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 3-4 ice cubes

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high speed for 30-40 seconds or until mixed well and ice is in tiny pieces.
  • Pour into a glass or insulated drink container and enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Servings 1.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 322
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29 g 44 %
Saturated Fat 22 g 111 %
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 32 mg 11 %
Sodium 311 mg 13 %
Potassium 248 mg 7 %
Total Carbohydrate 4 g 1 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4 %
Sugars 2 g  
Protein 14 g 27 %
Vitamin A 24 %
Vitamin C 1 %
Calcium 40 %
Iron 11 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
*Nutrition facts calculated per myfitnesspal.com.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels. This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Fresh Carrot Orange Mango Smoothie

Fresh Carrot Orange Mango Smoothie

Carrot orange mango smoothie

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What do you need to get you in a hoppy Spring mood? Spring puts me in mind of fresh flowers, rabbits invading my yard, salads, garden planting, and sunshine. Imagine if you could get a picture of all of those things in your mind’s eye with an explosion of taste in your mouth. Hard to believe but we’ve come pretty close with this fresh Carrot Orange Mango Smoothie. Try one with your favorite little one(s) today! You just might feel a bunny hop coming on.

Why we love smoothies

Why do I love smoothies? It’s fairly simple really as it’s one of the few ways I can get my son to consistently eat his veggies. He’ll eat a carrot here and there when it’s on his plate and he has to try at least one, or when a friend shares one with him. However, there is not a lot of joy at this point in his life in carrots, spinach, kale, or other healthy veggies I can get him to happily down in a smoothie. There’s also the fact they’re really good!

Bunnies love carrot orange mango smoothies

I mentioned bunnies invading my yard this time of year. Initially, every spring I smile and watch the bunnies running this way and that. Be that as it may, as more and more appear in my yard the Farmer MacGregor in me tends to come out, and I’ve trained the kids to run at them and scare them far away. While I’ve only seen a few hopping about so far this year, fortunately, we haven’t had any burrowing in and having babies.

Last year I went out to plant the garden only to find a momma rabbit had burrowed into the center of the garden and buried several babies there. My calm, rabbit-loving husband refused to do anything about it until they were moved out, but it put me in a small panic. Of course, I had to stress to the children at least daily about how we do not go near the garden or touch the baby rabbits! Thankfully, it only took about a week before they were gone.

Carrot smoothie

Make your own fresh carrot orange mango smoothie

Think about those happy, hoppy carrot-loving spring rabbits, and gather your ingredients for this incredibly refreshing smoothie. It has fairly simple ingredients, but it’s amazing! The child loved this one, and we’ve been making it often and scoring some great vitamin A from the carrots.

As with any recipe, be sure you get good ingredients to get the best flavor. Some of the mangoes we’ve seen lately have not been completely ripe, so try to get a good one or let it sit for a few days so it’s soft before using it.

Tip: Try one of these smoothie pouches to make healthy smoothies easy and portable for your little ones.

We’ve been using these Squeasy Gear food pouches since my son turned 2, and even my 8-year-old daughter will use hers for part of an easy healthy lunch. They’re super-easy to clean, reusable, and green! I can’t recommend them enough. They come in several colors so, and we literally use them almost every day. Click here to check them out from Amazon. 

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What can you do to get your kids to eat healthy today?

Read more from Explorer Momma on how to get your kids to eat healthy. Useful tips you can implement today!

Make the Carrot Orange Mango Smoothie (2 child-sized servings)

  • 1 orange
  • 1 medium/large carrot
  • 1/2 a mango
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • About 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

First, place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender. If you don’t have a high-speed blender you’ll need to chop your carrot into small pieces before blending, but it should come out just fine in a regular blender too. Second, blend everything together for about 45 seconds or until you can tell everything’s been incorporated and the mixture has a smooth texture. Then pour it out into 2 small glasses and share one with a friend!

Carrot smoothies with carrot and orange

Aren’t they a fabulous color?! It just brightens your day, and the fresh fruit and carrot with a hint of ginger make it incredibly refreshing. Truly, your little rabbits will be gobbling them up in no time.

Printable recipe:

Fresh Carrot Orange Mango Smoothie

Beautiful, cool, and refreshing!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free
Servings: 2 child-sized servings
Calories: 128kcal
Author: Lauren

Ingredients

  • 1 orange
  • 1 medium/large carrot
  • 1/2 a mango
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender.
  • If you don’t have a high-speed blender, chop your carrot into small pieces before blending.
  • Blend everything together starting on the lowest speed and turning up to the highest for about 45 seconds or until you can tell everything’s been incorporated and the mixture has a smooth texture. Pour it out into 2 small glasses.
  • Share one with a friend.

Notes

Calories per My Fitness Pal.

Hoppy bunny

Spring memories

What do you think of when you think about spring? Is it the lilacs, daffodils, Easter, egg hunts, gardening, or family coming together? I have grown more and more to appreciate these simple things and love to share a smoothie with my little guy while we go out in the backyard to stand in the sunshine and review how many vibrant purple crocuses have bloomed.

So go out today, sip on a healthy fresh carrot orange mango smoothie, and delight in the novelties of a new season.

Kid-Friendly Game Day Chocolate Smoothie

Kid-Friendly Game Day Chocolate Smoothie

Kid-Friendly Game Day Chocolate Smoothie

It’s that time of year again, and football is in the air! I will freely admit to you that I take much more interest in the event of having a Super Bowl party and the commercials than the actual game itself. If you’re hosting there are the food and drinks to prepare, house to clean, comfy chairs and hang-out areas to prep, and whatever other traditions you have in your family.

Kid-Friendly Game Day Smoothie

With my own kids, and also if there are other kids coming, I like to put some extra effort into getting food and games ready beforehand to keep them entertained. Why you say? One, most people do want to watch the game and don’t want the four-year-old begging them to go play dinosaurs in the other room. Two, as a child I remember going to my parents’ friends’ houses in the late 80’s to watch the Broncos lose. I clearly recall being so bored (and everyone else being so depressed) I spent the games doodling pictures on scraps of paper and counting M&Ms. Of course, I also had time to imagine what it would be like to see a football game played with one team in cowboy getup and another in dolphin costume.

Would you like a fun and healthier game day treat for kids?

We all know, and generally celebrate the fact our Super Bowl snacks are not always the healthiest. There must be dips and chips, little sausages in barbecue sauce or crescent rolls, all sorts of sliders, cookies, candies, and more! Kids often have sensitive stomachs to these sorts of foods, so that’s why I jump in with my fruit and veggie trays and offer this fabulous dairy-free, Kid-Friendly Game Day Smoothie in a clear plastic cup decorated to look like a football.

Kids love the novelty of the decoration on the cup, the fact they get to use fun colored straws, and of course because it’s CHOCOLATE! I suggest using a high-powered blender such as a VitamixBreville Boss, or other similar option. However, you could process this smoothie perfectly well in a regular blender, I would just use creamy peanut butter and chop up the banana in small pieces before you freeze it.

Try the Game Day Chocolate Smoothie

Game Day smoothie

Start by adding one cup of almond milk to the blender. Add the vanilla, peanut butter, honey, and cocoa powder and blend slowly turning the power to high for about 15 seconds. Once that’s together add your frozen banana and ice and blend until the banana’s incorporated. I use the tamper on my high-powered blender to push the banana down into the blades, but if yours does not have a tamper just chop the banana up into bite-size pieces before freezing.

Blend until smooth (about 20-30 seconds) and pour out into 2 cups. Place a festive straw in each and enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 tsp vanilla

2 tbsp natural peanut butter (or for a nut-free version try sunflower seed butter such as this)

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tbsp raw unfiltered honey

1 frozen banana

3-4 ice cubes

Items you will need:

                    

Enjoy the Super Bowl, and may your team triumph!

Definitely celebrate the game with all your traditions. Sip a smoothie, chomp on a carrot, devour a slider, and get your fill of Uncle Jack’s green chile cheesy dip. Take a second to play catch with the kids, make pom-poms in your team’s colors, or play a Super Bowl commercial game. Or you could just play cards the entire time, but appreciate your friends and family. Have an awesome kid-friendly game day!

Kid-Friendly Game Day Chocolate Smoothie

Try this healthy game day chocolate smoothie to treat the kids!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 226kcal
Author: Lauren

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp natural peanut butter or for a nut-free version try sunflower seed butter such as this
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp raw unfiltered honey
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3-4 ice cubes

Instructions

  • Measure and pour one cup of almond milk into the blender.
  • Add the vanilla, peanut butter, honey, and cocoa powder and blend slowly turning the power to high for about 15 seconds.
  • Once smooth, add your frozen banana and ice and blend until the banana is incorporated.
  • Use the tamper on the blender to push the banana down into the blades. If the blender does not have a tamper chop the banana up into bite-size pieces before freezing.
  • Blend until smooth (about 30-45 seconds) and pour out into 2 clear glass or plastic cups decorated as footballs.
  • Finish with a festive straw in each and enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition information calculated on myfitnesspal.

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