Swap fat-laden drinks for these skinny, nutrient-packed healthy smoothies inspired by autumn.
The Florida sun may allow you escape the chill of autumn, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the yummy flavors synonymous with fall. These delicious smoothie recipes allow you to enjoy the taste of pumpkin pie, apple cider, carrot cake and other seasonal favorites— without excessive calories or fat.
Pumpkin Pie Cider Smoothie, serves 2-3, via Babble.com
Whip up this recipe, take a sip and close your eyes. It tastes so much like a slice of actual pie you may just forget you’re drinking a dairy-free smoothie. The canned pumpkin in this drink offers a healthy dose of belly-filling fiber and vitamin A, and the banana, which adds natural sweetness, is loaded with heart-healthy potassium.
Cinnamon Apple Spice Smoothie, serves 1, via Fitbie.com
Start your morning with a seasonal, cinnamon-infused smoothie. This recipe calls for just four ingredients: protein-packed Greek yogurt, an antioxidant rich apple, inflammation-fighting cinnamon, and Splenda. With just 204 calories per serving and a short ingredient list, this smoothie is not only healthy, but easy to make, too.
Carrot Cake Smoothie, serves 1, via TheGreenForks.com
While this smoothie may sound sinful, it’s anything but! This Paleo-friendly drink calls for an entire banana, a cup of spinach and a cup of chopped carrots, making it a delicious way to help you meet the USDA’s daily potassium, manganese, folate and vitamin A recommendation.
Fall Cranberry Pear Smoothie, serves 1-2, via Csmonitor.com
This Paleo, gluten and dairy-free treat is loaded with disease-fighting antioxidants, vitamin C and fiber. Pears also contain hydroxycinnamic acid which may ward off stomach and lung cancers— sounds like a good reason to slurp on this smoothie to us!
MORE FROM FN: Looking for another delicious way to eat pears? Check out our recipe for Cinnamon Grilled Pears a La Coconut Butter.
Fall in Love Smoothie, serves 1-2, via WellandGood.com
Curb your next craving for something sweet with this vitamin-packed smoothie infused with seasonal spices like cinnamon, vanilla, maple syrup and nutmeg. What makes this smoothie unique is its use of sweet potato. The orange vegetable is loaded with common-cold-fighting vitamin C, as well as vitamin D and iron, which supports immunity and combats stress.