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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 and award-winning health and nutrition expert, 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. An avid walker, she loves motivating others to #moveitorloseit. A book lover, she recently earned a certificate in children’s literature from Stony Brook Southampton and is currently working on several young adult novels. You can find her previous Food, Fitness & Fiction posts here and connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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