Thursday, September 26, 2013

Pumpkin Pie…SMOOTHIES

Have you seen all the pumpkin recipes floating around lately?

I mean, one WHIFF of autumn and I am basically foaming at the mouth for pumpkin! I have been pinning pumpkin recipes on Pinterest left and right, but one idea kept sparking my interest taste buds:

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothies!

I found a handful recipes that gave me a good starting point.

I knew I wanted the smoothie to first: Be delicious. Second: Hold me over until lunch. And third: Taste like pumpkin pie.

Nailed it!

Thick, creamy, and OH SO DELICIOUS! Yep. It tastes just like Pumpkin Pie!

recipe

Bananas are the perfect light-in-flavor base for this smoothie. Pumpkin Puree is a no brainer, and quite a bit healthier than pumpkin pie filling. The protein powder and rolled oats give this smoothie the staying power a breakfast needs. The pumpkin pie spice…well, that’s what makes it taste like a pie without the calories. Almond milk is delicious, but you can also use regular milk or soy.

And while you’re at it, top that baby off with a sprinkle of…

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Cinnamon!

Just do it.

The only thing that could make this smoothie better would be sprinkling it with crushed GF graham crackers and eating it with a spoon. Wait. That’s not a bad idea! But maybe not the healthiest idea….but it would be delicious.

Try it. I know you’ll love it!

Happy Thursday!

What about you? Pumpkin, Pecan, or Apple Pie?