Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

I hate to admit to being one of those people who goes absolutely pumpkin crazy when the calendar turns from August to September. Generally, I try to keep this to myself, but it's not easy to do, because I am SO excited about all of the pumpkin things I've been making!
Today, it warmed up a bit, and I was in the mood for something cool and refreshing, as well as being pumpkin at the same time. That's not an easy task. So, finding myself with a partial can of pumpkin left in the fridge (Note to self: buy more pumpkin!), I decided to use it in a pumpkin latte at breakfast, and a pumpkin smoothie this afternoon. There is no need to go out to your local fast food place for a pumpkin shake or smoothie when you can make it so easily at home. Stock up on the pumpkin folks, you're going to want to make a lot of these. 
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

1/2 cup plain yogurt*
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup whole milk
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1/2 cup pumpkin purée
1 cup ice**
Whipped cream and cinnamon stick, for garnish

Place all ingredients into blender, except for whipped cream and cinnamon stick. Blend until smooth. Garnish with a spritz of whipped cream, and cinnamon stick. (To thicken, add more ice; to thin, add more milk.)

*To make a Pumpkin Pie Milkshake, replace the yogurt with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. To make a Pumpkin Pie Malt, replace the yogurt with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream and 2 tablespoons of vanilla malt powder

**I use flavored ice. I tend to make ice out of every liquid in my house. In this case I used pineapple juice ice for added interest in nutrition. Feel free to use plain old ice from your freezer.

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judee said...

I love your presentation of your pumpkin pie smoothie. It really looks delicious. Personally, I can take it or leave it when it comes to pumpkin. I like it , but don't love it. That being said- I'll be making a few pumpkin recipes myself this fall= I'll have to try this easy, healthy smoothie..

Linda said...

Like you, I love everything pumpkin. I actually never tire of it. Dairy Queen (of all places) has a pumpkin pie Blizzard in the fall that I wait impatiently for every year, so I know your smoothie would make a nice substitute during the rest of the year. ;)

Deborah Lacy said...

That sounds delicious and I love the pumpkin mug as well.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Yummo! This sounds delicious and I love your mug!