Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

pumpkin-smoothie

Another month, another Recipe ReDux post! This month’s food theme is: pumpkin!!! I really do love all things pumpkin, from pumpkin alfredo to pumpkin blondes, and pumpkin pie ice cream. I always have at least a can of pumpkin in my cabinet, ready to mix into savory dishes like chili, or into cake mix to replace eggs and oil. On some of the warmer fall days we’ve been having, I’ll make a cool pumpkin pie smoothie for breakfast.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup canned pumpkin

1 banana

1/4 cup dry oats

1 cup vanilla almond milk

10 ice cubes

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1-2 Tbsp maple syrup, depending on how sweet you want it

1 tsp chia seeds, optional, but it helps to thicken the smoothie and add omega-3s

Blend all ingredients together in a high speed blender, and enjoy your pumpkin pie for breakfast! It’s nice and cool in temperature with warm, fall spices.

Looking for other pumpkin inspiration this fall? Check out these other ReDux recipes:

7 Comments

  1. Posted October 21, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    Love pumpkin smoothies!

  2. Posted October 21, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    Yum! Looks delicious, I love the idea of a pumpkin smoothie.

  3. Posted October 22, 2011 at 3:50 am | Permalink

    Janel, love your pumpkin enthusiasm. Can you believe I brought a small jar of pumpkin spice mix back with me from US last year? You can’t buy it here in Australia. Any idea on how I could replicate the blend?

  4. Posted October 22, 2011 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    Great minds think alike! Interesting to see how our recipes for pumpkin pie smoothie differed for this month’s redux. 1/4 cup of pumpkin isn’t very much. When I tried it with banana, the pumpkin flavor was overwhelmed.

    Emma Stirling: 2tsp pumpkin pie spice: 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 1/4 tsp ground cloves

  5. Posted October 22, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    Dessert for breakfast… that’s my kinda recipe redo ;-)

  6. Janel
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    Thanks Emma! Chris is right – pumpkin pie spice is a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. Chris’ recipe: 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 1/4 tsp ground cloves

  7. Posted October 26, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    Numm Nummm Nummm… I am going to have to try this!

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