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.
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.