Monday, October 31, 2011

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin pie is a popular dessert this time of year and through the holidays.  Making a smoothie is a healthful way to enjoy the taste of pumpkin pie without all the extra refined sugar and calories.  Today we begin a season of holidays where treats and desserts seem to be everywhere.  So the next time you walk past that bowl of Halloween candy, just keeping walking and make one of these to satisfy your sweet tooth!

In a blender mix 1/2 cup canned pumpkin, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1 frozen banana in pieces, 1/2 cup your choice of milk (I used almond), 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1 teaspoon honey and a few ice cubes.  Blend well.

Enjoy!

4 comments:

  1. What are the ingredients/ratio of spices in pumpkin pie spice? I usually throw in the component parts, not any pre-mixed thing.

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  2. Pumpkin pie spice is a mixture of spices that are commonly used together just like Chinese 5 spice and curry powder. To make 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice mix 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ginger, 1/8 tsp nutmeg and 1/8 tsp allspice.

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  3. This sounds so good, Emily...can't wait to try it!

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