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Jamba Juice’s Pumpkin Smash Smoothie is Back and So is My Home Version

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Jamba Juice’s fantastic seasonal creation blends a pumpkin spice base with frozen yogurt and soy milk. It’s like drinking pumpkin pie through a straw! My home version is really yummy too with just the right amount of spice.  Each skinny remake has 315 calories.  A 16 ounce Jamba has 390 calories.  You’ll not only save 75 calories, my recipe has 18 grams of sugar and Jamba’s has 75!  Keep it to 4 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS if you make it a (1 cup) serving. This delectable smoothie is wonderful for the entire family as a breakfast or afternoon snack but it also taste amazing for dessert.  So, get out the blender and give this super satisfying smoothie a whirl!

Prep Time: 5 minutes


Ingredients

2 cups fat-free vanilla frozen yogurt, see shopping tip

½ cup canned pumpkin

1 cup light vanilla soy milk, I used Silk brand, or reduced-fat milk

2 tablespoons sugar

½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

½ teaspoon cinnamon

2 cups ice


Instructions

1. In a blender, add all the ingredients. Blend on high until smooth.

2. Divide smoothie among 2 tall glasses.

Makes 2-(2 cups each) smoothies or 4-(1 cup each) servings


Food Fact
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Jamba Juice rolls out this smoothie every fall and offers it until January.


Healthy Benefits

Pumpkin is a great source of beta-carotene, which the body turns into vitamin A.  It also contains a hefty amount of fiber, a good amount of vitamin C and iron.

Soy milk contains about the same proportion of protein as milk. It’s a good source of lecithin and vitamin E.


Shopping Tip
I used fat-free frozen yogurt from my local yogurt shop


Storage Tip

Store leftover canned pumpkin in a plastic container in the fridge.  It will keep for several days and you’ll surely want to make this smoothie again. Freezing is another good way to preserve leftover pumpkin. You should never freeze canned goods inside the can, but you can easily freeze canned pumpkin once you remove it from the can. Store it in a plastic container or freezer bag.

***Calorie Cutting and Weight Watchers POINTS Tip
This smoothie is so rich tasting and satisfying, you could really share 1-(2 cups) serving.  One (1 cup) serving has 158 calories, 0 fat, and 4 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.


Weight Watchers
(old points) 6
Weight Watchers POINTS
Plus 8

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 (2 cups) serving
315 calories, 1g fat, 11g protein, 64g carbs, 3g fiber, 205mg sodium,18g sugar
FAT FACTS: for a 16 oz Jamba Juice Pumpkin Smash Smoothie
390 calories, 0g fat, 10g protein, 83g carbs, 1g fiber, 320mg sodium, 75g sugar,