Pumpkin Cranberry Dough Boy Smoothie

It has been awhile since I have had a Dough Boy for breakfast, and I am not sure why this is…

#1) They are sooo tasty!

#2) They are sooo filling!

#3) Even when fridge is empty, I always have the ingredients on hand.

 

Reason #3 is what inspired this morning’s breakfast.  Our kitchen is fairly empty.  We don’t even have bread to make an almond butter sandwich!  Luckily, I was able to thaw out some Pumpkin Quinoa White Bean Chili for lunch or I just might have starved.  Ok, I probably wouldn’t have starved (Jimmy John’s delivers), but needless to say, our shelves are pretty bare. 

Enter the Pumpkin Cranberry Dough Boy Smoothie

 

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I pulled everything together last night.

 

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So that I would have something to eat for breakfast in the morning.

 

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My smoothie turned out fantastic!  I topped it with pumpkin pie spice and swirled in some homemade apple butter.

 

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The tart cranberries complimented the fall pumpkin flavor perfectly!

 

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I used 1/2 a banana to sweeten up my dish (because I don’t typically like super sweet breakfasts), but feel free to add in maple syrup or your favorite sweetener before blending.

 

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Then Dig In and ENJOY!

 

Did anyone else join Tina’s plank challenge?  There is definitely still time.  I highly recommend checking out this week’s workout!  It’s quick, but TOUGH!

 

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This would be me using my phone to time my workout in front of my computer on the floor before the sun has even thought about rising : )  Today, I held my plank for 2 1/2 minutes…making progress!

 

If you’ve got some leftover cranberries, the Cranberry Dough Boy is delish!

And for leftover pumpkin, the Pumpkin Dough Boy is the best!

 

Pumpkin Cranberry Dough Boy Smoothie

 

Ingredients

1 cup almond milk

1/2 cup raw oats

2 tbsp chia seeds

1/2 banana, sliced

1/2 cup pumpkin

1/2 cup cranberries

1 tsp vanilla

1-2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice

Sweeteners to taste

 

Directions

Combine almond milk, oats, chia seeds, banana, pumpkin, cranberries, vanilla, and spice in a blender the night before eating.  Place in refrigerator.  In the morning, add any optional sweeteners and blend on low until thick and smooth.  Top with fruit butters, berries, nuts, or whatever else you like.

 

 

Does anyone else run out of food by Friday?

What is your favorite fall breakfast?

10 thoughts on “Pumpkin Cranberry Dough Boy Smoothie

    • So true! That makes them even better for Friday mornings because I treat all morning (starting at 7:30) and sometimes don’t get lunch until 12:30. Yikes! I don’t usually get so creative with my swirling but I definitely liked the way it looked in the photos : )

  1. Two and a half minute plank. Wow, you’re good. I love planks but can’t hold one that long and side planks are my nemesis. Very nice breakfast and yep we are usually low on food come Friday. This week though, we have no food because we had to pitch everything because a four day power outage.

  2. I love smoothies – and this one looks amazing – but I have a hard time eating them for breakfast on a cold Minnesota morning 🙂 Will definitely give it a try, though!

    Nice plank! I need to start asap!

    • Join in the plank challenge…it gets easier every time! Ok, that is a lie but I think I am getting stronger : )

      Try nuking the oats for alittle bit to warm them up. Makes all the difference on those cold mornings!

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