Pumpkin Pie Smoothie


I’ve added one more kitchen appliance to the ‘obsession’ list. The infamous “Magic Bullet”! Although I haven’t been going crazy since I’ve had it (just give me another month okay, I’ve only had it for a couple of days lol), I have made two really successful Pumpkin Pie Smoothie variations.

Thanks to my mom for pureeing up the pumpkin and keeping it in the freezer for me for the last couple of months… otherwise I definitely wouldn’t have made this. I am NOT a fan of canned pumpkin. I didn’t have time to buy them this past October, cut them up, boil.. yada yada.. so this recipe wouldn’t be possible without my momma.

This is not an original recipe, as I’m sure you’ve seen many variations of it online and other blogs.  I read one or two then just threw mine together, knowing my tastes.

I have to say that the one made with coconut milk was just perfect and everything I imagined it to be. Thick and creamy and more resembled a pie. The almond milk version is much lighter and not as thick. Still both are fantastic and I would drink either one any day.

Ingredients

– 1/2 c organic pureed pumpkin

– 1 c light coconut milk or unsweetened original almond milk

– 1/2 frozen organic banana

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground clove

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1 squirt of stevia (Oddly, I don’t measure this ingredient)

1 tbsp ground graham cracker crumb

pinch of Himalayan pink sea salt

Throw all ingredients into your handy-dandy Magic Bullet or blender and blend until smooth.  Add two cubes of ice if you want it super cold. Drink and enjoy.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Alfalfa, Spinach and Avocado Green Smoothie

Alfalfa smoothie? Okay…

If you have stopped by my blog in the last few months, you’ll know that I’ve been having a lot of fun sprouting seeds lately. One of my favourite seeds to sprout is alfalfa.  Alfalfa is quick to sprout (3-6 days) and are big time nutritious. I love throwing the sprouts in salads and on sandwiches, but I was determined to find another way to consume these tasty little sprouts.

For those of you who are new to the green smoothie, this one may take awhile to get accustomed to.  If you are used to these awesome power smoothies then I think you’ll like this one. You will notice the spinach and alfalfa flavours the most. The banana and apple provide a nice sweetness that’s not overpowering. Don’t forget to add ice if you like it really cold! This is a super thick smoothie (thanks to the avocado) that is satisfying and if you’re looking for a new slow sipping breakfast or lunch smoothie, give it a try.

  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 frozen banana, cut into chunks
  • 1 small apple, deseeded and cut into small chunks (peel if you don’t want the skin)
  • handful of alfalfa sprouts
  • handful of fresh spinach
  • 4-5 cubes of ice
  • 1/2 cup water (more if you want it less thick)

Combine all ingredients in your Vitamix (or other blending device if you’re using a sad blender like me). Blend until smooth. Pause blending to scrape sides if needed. Add additional water if you want it less thick. Pour into a glass and ENJOY!

In the blender

Blending!

The finished product