Monday, October 1, 2012



I am sure you are just as excited as I am that pumpkins are in season again.  There's just someting about pumpkins that make us feel comfy and cozy.  And the mix of spices used with pumkin just makes my mouth water.  So, of course I had make a pumpkin smoothie to add to the list of smoothies we love.  This smoothie tastes so good, I can't even tell you!
My recipe is adpated from Against All Grain.  The combination of flavors is just perfect!


3/4 cup almond milk
3 ice cubes
1 small frozen banana
1 teaspoon flax seed, or flax seed meal
1/2 cup pumpkin puree, preferably fresh*
1-1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ginger
*  For fresh pumpkin, cut the pumpkin into small managable pieces, de-seed and steam as shown below.  Cut off the skin and they are ready to use for smoothies. 
Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender and serve immediately.
Makes 1 serving.
If you are curious, check out the benefits eating pumpkin can bring to you HERE.
Steamed pumpkin

These baby pumpkins are so cute!


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