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Pumpkin Spice and Amaranth Smoothie Bowl

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Summary

Fruit doesn’t have to be the only star in a smoothie bowl. Vegetables and grains should get their chance to shine, too! Especially gluten-free amaranth, which ranks as one of the highest protein-containing grains, at 9 grams per cup! Sure, this is the perfect smoothie bowl for the fall season, but why not enjoy it year-round? Pumpkin is chock-full of beta carotene, an important precursor to vitamin A, which serves as a natural protector from the sun (but still wear your sunscreen!).

Yields2 ServingsPrep Time10 minsTotal Time10 mins

Ingredients

Base
 1 cup pumpkin puree (canned or homemade)
 1 cup plant-based milk (plain, unsweetened)
 2 medium bananas (frozen, fairtrade)
 2 tbsp tahini
 ½ tsp cinnamon
 ½ tsp ginger
 2 dashes nutmeg
 2 pinches salt (optional)
Topping
 ¼ cup organic amaranth (puffed, or puffed organic quinoa — or homecooked)
 ¼ cup pecans
 ¼ cup coconut flakes (unsweetened)
 ½ tsp cinnamon

Directions

1

Add all base ingredients to a blender or food processor.

2

Blend until smooth.

3

Divide between two bowls.

4

Split the puffed amaranth, pecans, coconut, and cinnamon between the two bowls as toppings.

Chef's Notes

Substitutions
Puffed amaranth can be challenging to find in the grocery store. You can order it online or use puffed quinoa or rice in its place.

Use organic oats in place of puffed grains.

Add your favorite nut or pumpkin seed in place of pecans.

In place of tahini, use almond or cashew butter.

Ingredients

Base
 1 cup pumpkin puree (canned or homemade)
 1 cup plant-based milk (plain, unsweetened)
 2 medium bananas (frozen, fairtrade)
 2 tbsp tahini
 ½ tsp cinnamon
 ½ tsp ginger
 2 dashes nutmeg
 2 pinches salt (optional)
Topping
 ¼ cup organic amaranth (puffed, or puffed organic quinoa — or homecooked)
 ¼ cup pecans
 ¼ cup coconut flakes (unsweetened)
 ½ tsp cinnamon

Directions

1

Add all base ingredients to a blender or food processor.

2

Blend until smooth.

3

Divide between two bowls.

4

Split the puffed amaranth, pecans, coconut, and cinnamon between the two bowls as toppings.

Pumpkin Spice and Amaranth Smoothie Bowl