Monday, October 8, 2012

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte, er, Smoothie

I've been on a bit of a smoothie kick lately, so it seemed like a fun idea to develop a Pumpkin Spice Smoothie recipe.  I came up with this last week, and just like a Pumpkin Spice Latte, this recipe for a Pumpkin Spice Smoothie is addictive!

With very little added sugar, I use fruit to sweeten this recipe, along with all the deliciously warm spices you would expect in a pumpkin-y smoothie.  Use soy or almond milk to keep this recipe vegan, but dairy milk works well too.

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

1 cup canned pumpkin (about half of one 15oz can--just eyeball it)
1 medium banana -OR-1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup +  soy, almond or dairy milk

Place all ingredients in a blender.  Blend for 1 minute.  Scrape sides and add more milk if you wish to make it thinner, and blend again.

Can you say "yum?"  With the warm spices, vegetable and fruit, this is one powerful way to begin your day!!

Life is sweet,


BsM said...

Your pumpkin spice smoothie looks really really creamy can't wait to try it out! Thanks for posting.

Gina; The Candid RD said...

This looks WONDERFUL!! Seriously, I want it now. It looks perfect. Thanks for the recipe (Nick and I are major smoothie lovers!).

BTW, the next Veggie Demo is November 29th at 6:#0, so mark your calendar!