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Cinnamon Pumpkin Smoothie


Cinnamon brings out the natural sweetness of pumpkin, so you don’t

need much added sugar.

Makes 1 serving.

1/2 cup fat-free milk

1/2 cup canned pumpkin

2 teaspoons brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

pinch ground cinnamon

2 ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend. Pour into

a tall glass and drink immediately.

Per serving: 106 calories; 22 grams carbohydrate; 4 grams fiber; 0 grams

fat; 0 grams saturated fat; 5 grams protein; 59 milligrams sodium;

2 milligrams cholesterol; 190 milligrams calcium.

Source: MyPlate for Moms: How to Feed Yourself & Your Family Better by Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD.

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Elisa Zied is a nationally recognized registered dietitian nutritionist, author, speaker, and spokesperson. A trusted source of food, nutrition, and health information, Elisa has garnered millions of media impressions, lending her expertise and real-world perspective to dozens of TV shows, web sites, news organizations and magazines. She’s the author of four nutrition books and is currently working on her first novel. You can find her previous Food, Fitness & Fiction posts here and connect with her on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Facebook.

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