October 4, 2012

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

There is nothing that signals the holidays to me more than pumpkins. I love decorating with them, roasting them, making them into pies, cakes, muffins...and enjoying them in smoothies. This recipe gives your all the flavors of a pumpkin pie without all the calories and fat. If you prefer your smoothies a bit sweeter, add in a dab of agave or maple syrup. Enjoy!

1/2 cup of canned pumpkin puree (or roasted pumpkin, mashed)
1 small banana (I prefer mine frozen)
4 oz yogurt (I used peach-flavored soy)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cardamom
Pinch of each: nutmeg, allspice and cloves
1/2 cup almond milk

Mix all ingredients together in a blender until smooth. If you are not using a frozen banana and prefer your smoothie cold, either chill it for at least a half hour before serving or add a bit of ice when blending. Yield: 1 large smoothie

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