Chiropractic Healing and Wellness Center

Dr. Misty O'Toole, Wellness Chiropractor in Natrona Heights | 724-224-2100


Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

By Dr. Frank Lipman

Happy pumpkin season! Instead of filling up on leftover Halloween candy, here is a nourishing and naturally sweet breakfast smoothie to start your day and keep sugar cravings at bay. Who needs a Snickers bar when you can have pumpkin pie in a mug for breakfast?


  • 1¼ cans Chickpeas (drained & dried off)
  • ¼ C canned pumpkin
  • ½ Frozen banana (or ¼ avocado for a lower-sugar option)
  • 1 Scoop Standard Process SP Complete (optional)
  • 1 tsp group flax seed
  • 1 tsp blackstrap molasses
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  • 6-8 oz water
  • 4 ice cubes

If your morning routine doesn't allow for steaming a whole pumpkin, here are some brands of BPA-free canned pumpkin:

  • Farmer's Market Foods Organic Pumpkin
  • Pacific Natural Pumpkin Puree

Pumpkin is a great source of Vitamin A, fiber and iron. Blackstrap molasses is my favorite sweetener to use in the fall. It's mineral-rich, full of manganese, copper, iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium. The ground flax seeds are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and of course cinnamon is great for satisfying a sweet tooth and reducing inflammation. Blend this up for a delicious, satisfying breakfast!