Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Pumpkin Foamy


My loves pumpkin! I can safely say that more than one pumpkin pie is made in our home during the autumn months. Even the boys have been known to whip up a pumpkin pie for themselves when they fill like having this comfort food hits. Sometimes the craving for a spicy pumpkin treat strikes when there simply isn't time for baking. During those times, a pumpkin smoothie hits the spot perfectly. Today Rylan craved a smoothie for dessert, and it took only minutes to whip one up in the blender. Here's the recipe for you:

Pumpkin Foamy

1 cup vanilla flavored almond or soy milk
1 medium banana, broken into pieces
1/2 cup solid-pack pumpkin
a dash of two of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
4 ice cubes (optional if frozen banana is used)

Place all ingredients except ice cubes in a blender. Whiz until very smooth. Add ice cubes and blend again until all ice is crushed.

Serves 2

*Today I added the sweet herb, stevia, for sweetning instead of maple syrup. I also doubled the amount of pumpkin. Go for what tastes good to you.

2 comments:

  1. Oh boy! That looks soooo good. I have got to try that out.
    We are certainly not short on pumpkins around here!
    Take care

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  2. I hope you enjoy it, Salina! My kids love it and I love how it gives great Vit A and other nutrition. Sometimes I use stevia rather than maple syrup for the sweetener and it's really good as well. Let me know how it turns out. Be generous with the pumpkin spices. :)

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