Fall is in the air and we created the perfect partner for the crisp air and the changing leaves: our Pumpkin Spice Smoothie. Our nutritionist Justine Roth, RD, weighs in on which is really better for you: The PSS (Pumpkin Spice Smoothie) or the PSL.
Nothing says fall quite like the smell of the beloved pumpkin spice latte. The sweet and caffeinated drink is practically a staple of the cooler air, yellowing leaves, and start to the holiday season. We have seen many try to replicate this drink, but fans keep returning to the iconic PSL. While the original PSL is full of flavor, it is definitely more of a dessert than a nutrient packed drink. Welcome Splendid Spoon's newest version of the PSL - in our signature smoothie form. The first sip will remind you of your favorite fall beverage, but the ingredients and added nutrients will keep you satisfied and energized all day long!
While you’ll have to try for yourself to test how similar the two taste, I can give you some insight into the benefits of the Pumpkin Spice Smoothie. Splendid Spoon’s Pumpkin Spice Smoothie is packed with real ingredients and plenty of added vitamins and minerals that leave you full and energized. Here’s what’s included:
Organic pumpkin, organic apple juice, purified water, almond butter, organic pea protein,organic lemon juice, organic baobab, organic vanilla powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, clove, Himalayan sea salt, turmeric.
Not only are these real and wholesome ingredients, but Splendid Spoon made sure that most of the products, especially the fruits and powders are organic. To give you a better sense of the “superfood” ingredients to look out for I have highlighted a few.
Baobab - you may not be able to pronounce it but it is actually a fruit produced by trees native to Africa, Arabia, Australia and Madagascar. The fruit’s pulp is high in vitamin C, antioxidants and several key minerals like potassium, magnesium, iron and zinc, while the seeds and kernel of the plant are loaded with fiber, fat and micronutrients like thiamine, calcium and iron.
Pumpkin - the main star of the smoothie has so many of its own great nutrients like 3 grams of fiber, 1 gram of protein, and a 250 percent of your daily value of vitamin A. The high amounts of vitamin c in pumpkin will also help keep you healthy, especially during these cold months!
While both have that nostalgic pumpkin taste; the nutritious and antioxidant packed Splendid Spoon Smoothie is hands down the better option for breakfast or an afternoon snack to get you through the midday slump. If you are craving something to keep your stomach from grumbling and your mind from wandering during that 10am conference call, I would definitely recommend trying the Splendid Spoon’s Pumpkin Spice Smoothie.
The winner: The PSS (Pumpkin Spice Smoothie)
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