Having spent some time at a farm picking apples on Sunday, a fresh pumpkin was awaiting the steamer. Then yesterday a recipe for Pumpkin Pie Smoothie was handed to me. In reading it I thought “welllll, I just needed to change some things”.
I am going to give you the original, then my version. Try either one and enjoy the taste of fall. Your body will benefit from the nutrition in this super food.
1/2 cup pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling. With either recipe, please, try to leave the can on the shelf and steam a pumpkin.)
1 cup milk or dairy substitute (eg almond milk)
1/2 banana (keep some peeled, halved bananas in the freezer to chill smoothies)
2 ice cubes
Honey to taste (1 tsp, add slowly – you always add more)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Blend all ingredients and top with whipped cream at your discretion.
Mix all in blender. Enjoy.
Changes to my change:
*add more water as this was rather thick
*increase cinnamon and nutmeg to 1/2 tsp for more flavor
Finally, now that you have the pumpkin steamed and ready for another recipe, measure out 1/2 cup servings and wrap in plastic to be frozen and easily ready to go why not try Spicy Pumpkin Hummus!