Sunday, November 18, 2012

Pumpkin Smoothie

I love everything pumpkin!  My hubby...Not so much!  I finally made a pumpkin smoothie this year and I'll definitely make this again.  I was out of yogurt or I would have added a bit of organic, low-fat vanilla yogurt as well.  Maybe next time!

Pumpkin is high in fiber, low-fat and contains the anti-oxidant beta-carotene  which may reduce your risk of cancer.  Pumpkin is also a great source of potassium and vitamin C.

Deliciously Low-Fat Pumpkin Smoothie

adapted from healthful pursuits
Ingredients
1 cup milk 
(or non-dairy milk such as Soy or Almond milk)
1 cup pumpkin Puree
1/2 banana 
1 tablespoon flax seeds
1 teaspoon  pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
pinch ground nutmeg
pinch ground cloves
pinch all spice
Ice
Whipped topping (optional)

Instructions:
Place everything but whipped topping in the blender.
Blend until smooth
Sprinkle with cinnamon if you’d like!

*This recipe is definitely a keeper!  I can't wait to try another variation with yogurt.*

18 comments:

Karri Reiser said...

I will have to try this for my son. He loves anything with pumpkins. Thanks for linking to to this weeks link party at My Life's a Treasure. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

lucymom said...

New GFC and Facebook follower from Everyday Harvest blog hop. Glad to have found your blog!
Erin
http://travelingkidsonthego.blogspot.com/

Dork Duo said...

Sounds delicious. I will definitely have to try this out. TY!

Mama's High Strung said...

Sounds fabulous!

Marcie said...

I like this, healthy and yummy! Glad you linked up at "I Gotta Try That" Have a great Thanksgiving!
Marcie

Becca Acker said...

This sounds so good and so healthy! Thanks for sharing at A Humble Bumble :)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

This sounds so delicious! I have a can of pumpkin in my pantry so I think I'll make this tonight for after-dinner dessert! Thanks for sharing :)

Megan@Whimsically Homemade said...

I love pumpkin too! My boyfriend hates it though, but this look yummy! He might actually give this a try. I love love for you to stop my Whimsically Homemade and like this up at my Mixer Monday Link Party.

http://whimsicallyhomemade.blogspot.com/2012/11/mixer-monday-10.html
hope to see you there!
Megan@whimsicallyhomemade

Draft Apple Ridge said...

I've been thinking about making a pumpkin smoothie for a while now.
This has got me motivated !!! Thanks !!!

Happy Thanksgiving !!

Draft Apple Ridge said...

I've been thinking about making a pumpkin smoothie for a while now.
This has got me motivated !!! Thanks !!!

Happy Thanksgiving !!

Draft Apple Ridge said...

I've been thinking about making a pumpkin smoothie for a while now.
This has got me motivated !!! Thanks !!!

Happy Thanksgiving !!

bizzybakesb said...

Pumpkin smoothie sounds delicious. Even with the cold weather, I like Smoothies.

Garrett Martin said...

Soo many uses for Pumpkin. Great stuff. I love pumpkin.

Garrett @ The Growing Patch
http://growingpatch.blogspot.com/

Lelanie Denso said...

This sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing!

Betsy Pool said...

Sounds delicious!!

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Oh yum, that sounds delicious! I love pumpkin. :-) Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

Becky Elmuccio said...

Yum! We love pumpkin everything! Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Greens on www.craftygardenmama.com!

Jessica said...

Yum, yum, yum, I love pumpkin anything! Thanks for sharing at Meatless Monday :)