Monday, November 2, 2009

Pumpkin Smoothies

Trick or Treating was pretty much a wash out for my kids this year. They were able to go door-to-door for about 25 minutes before getting drenched. On Sunday, we decided to keep Halloween going for just a little longer by whipping up some pumpkin smoothies from Family Fun Magazine.

A word of warning when you first sip this smoothie, you might be surprised to taste that it isn't as sweet as biting into a piece of pumpkin pie. The plain pumpkin used in the recipe gives it more of a "pumpkiny" flavor.

Everyone in my family really surprised me by liking it. I wasn't sure if they would like the flavor or not. Serve it in a small glass - it's a rich drink. I used yogurt instead of the milk but the next time I would use 1/2 milk & 1/2 yogurt so that it's not so thick. I ended up thinning it out a bit with some milk.

Pumpkin Smoothie

1/2 cup canned pumpkin
3/4 cup milk or vanilla yogurt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. brown sugar
4 ice cubes


Combine ingredients in blender and puree until smooth.

Pour the smoothies into small glasses (this drink is rich)
and garnish each with a dollop of vanilla yogurt or whipped

For a fun touch, add a pinch of cinnamon or a few

Serves 2 or 3.


Amy said...

What a great and unique smoothie flavor. Thanks for sharing!

Tami said...

Hi Amy! I love all things pumpkin and my kids love smoothies so I thought that this would be a great combo. I have to admit that I was surprised by the taste at first but like I said, all of us ended up liking it. It was a change from pumpkin cake, bread...etc. :)

Thanks for stopping by and saying "hi"!

BugnLVoe said...

Yum!!! I am going to try this! Thanks for the recipe. :-)


The Double Dipped Life said...

I LOVE Pumpkin shakes. They are a perfect way to use up leftover pumpkin.

BTW.. what is your username on paperbackswap? Mine is Kristalo!

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