Sunday, November 11, 2012

Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

It’s fall, one of my favorite seasons! I love the sweaters and cuddling on the couch under my favorite blanket, I love long walks in the brisk air and playing in the leaves and I love everything pumpkin!  So it was only fitting that I would find a way to make a healthy vegan pumpkin related treat that I could enjoy with minimal guilt! I’m not so sure that I am the first person to come up with such a thing, so if you have other healthy pumpkin related recipes (shakes, smoothies, desserts etc.)  and you would like to share please do leave them in the comments!



Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe: 

You can use canned (organic) pumpkin puree or you can use a fresh pie pumpkin, pie pumpkins are the little ones and they are best because they are nice and sweet. I don't like to use the large pumpkin for this recipe... the one pictured was just for looks, we will be using that one for a roasted pumpkin dish and for seeds!

8oz pumpkin, canned or fresh
10oz coconut or almond milk
Dash of Cinnamon- I actually like cinnamon, so I used a little more than a dash, it was more like a spoonful. :)
Dash of Pumpkin pie spice (if you can’t find pumpkin pie spice - use a little allspice or nutmeg)
Dash of ginger (if you don't have ground ginger on hand, a single clove is also nice)
Ice
Blend all the ingredients till silky smooth and serve!

Bonus:
You can really take this smoothie to another place with a little dollop of vegan whipped topping... I found a recipe for a great one on the Healthy. Happy. Life. blog. It uses coconut milk!!

You can get that recipe here:

How-to: Whipped Coconut Cream from Coconut Milk

 

Happy Fall!!     Enjoy! 

2 comments:

Nakeva Corothers said...

Another reason I need a blender for the family! Chan has been all over the pumpkins for the seeds. Thanks for the recipe!

C.I.P. (Christine In Progress) said...

Get the blender woman!! Oh and you won't regret drinking this! Its like pumpkin pie in a glass! :) You almost forget that its healthy! ;)