2 cups diced butternut squash, frozen
1 large banana, halved (fresh or frozen, I prefer fresh)
1 heaping teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 heaping tablespoon raw almond butter
1 cup filtered water
5-6 ice cubes
sprinkle raw sweetener
3 tablespoons raw protein powder, vanilla or banana flavored
sliced almonds, chopped walnuts, and raisins, to taste
1. In Vita-Mix or other high-speed blender, add all ingredients (except toppings). Blend slowly at first, then switch to high speed. You may need to add a bit more liquid to get things moving, but you'll want a nice, thick texture. This is a smoothie you want to eat with a spoon!
2. Once mixed, pour into a pint glass and top with sliced almonds, walnuts, and raisins to taste. Now dig in with a spoon and smile! This is a healthy, filling, and delicious start to your day!
Source of recipe: I wrote this recipe after trying variations of other recipes.