Since late August, I’ve been attempting to pumpkin all the things. The problem is, it’s still hot around here, so while I’ll occasionally indulge in a proper Pumpkin Spice Latte, I still needed a pumpkin fix that was more suitable to drink while wearing shorts and flip flops.
This Pumpkin Spice Smoothie isn’t like the drink at Starbucks- it features actual pumpkin and some delicious spices, not just “pumpkin pie spice”- which is delicious, but doesn’t have any nutritional value. It’s the perfect beverage to make for a mid-afternoon snack, a trip through the school pick-up lane, or on the way to work in the morning. The recipe below makes one serving.
¼ C. canned pumpkin
1 tbs. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 C. cold milk
¼ tsp. cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
1. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and mix well. I actually put all the ingredients into a large quart jar and gave it a few good shakes and it turned out really well!
2. Pour into a glass and serve immediately. If you would prefer it a bit thicker simply add a handful of ice and blend before enjoying.
What’s your favorite way to enjoy pumpkin?