Wednesday, November 01, 2006
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:
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.
*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.
Posted by La Tea Dah at 5:28 PM