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Pumpkin Smoothie

Pumpkin Smoothie

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Trinka G

Be warned that this recipe is for pumpkin lovers only! I use my homemade pumpkin puree that I make each autumn and freeze in 2-cup increments, but canned solid-pack pumpkin should work just fine. If you find the pumpkin flavor too intense, try adding a frozen banana. You can play around with the flavors easily by adding some vanilla extract or pumpkin or apple pie spice instead of just cinnamon. My 5-year old and 1-year old love it as the recipe is written. Another option is to not freeze the pumpkin and heat everything through to a simmer for a hot drink.

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  • Calories:
  • 155 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 2.7 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.3g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 328 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place the pumpkin puree in a freezer bag; store in freezer for at least 24 hours.
  2. Heat the bag of pumpkin puree in the microwave on HIGH to soften, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the milk into a blender. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, and pumpkin; blend until smooth.
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Reviews

Rachel
61
10/11/2010

Yum! I really enjoyed this smoothie. I pared it down to one serving for breakfast, using 1/2 cup of fresh pureed pumpkin (skipped freezing and used it at room temp), 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 4 ice cubes, 1 tsp Stevia and 1 cup nonfat milk. Sweet, healthy, and great for you. I will make this again! Thanks!

GINNY671
40
4/11/2011

Yummy! I love anything with pumpkin. I freeze the pumpkin puree in ice cube trays, and then put the frozen pumpkin cubes in freezer bags. Makes it really easy for just 1 or 2 servings. When I want a smoothie I just toss in a few cubes, and add the rest of the ingredients to the taste and consistency I like.

Andrea8985
33
1/12/2009

I just made this. Instead of freezing the pumpkin overnight, I just threw some ice cubes in the blender. I also used pumpkin pie spice instead of cinnamon, and threw in some vanilla extract. It is a bit thick, but you can always add more milk if that bothers you. I liked it fine as is, my husband asked me to add some sugar to his. I like it either way. He describes it as "pumpkin pie in a glass". This recipe is definitely a keeper.