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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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It’s that time again! Reveal day for The Secret Recipe Club – where we are all secretly assigned fellow food bloggers, cook something up from their blog, and share it. We are loving being part of this club, as not only do we meet new food blogger friends, but we are challenged with cooking things up that we might not ordinarily make, or wouldn’t think to make.

banana pumpkin smoothie

This month we were assigned the blog This Chick Cooks. The recipes on Katie’s blog focus on using whole foods and traditional eating as an enjoyable part of a healthy lifestyle. White flour and white sugar were left behind (gasp!) as part of her journey to more healthy eating. The recipes shared on her blog look and sounds delicious. While many of the ingredient’s Katie cooks with are familiar, some are not typically found in my kitchen (coconut flour! sounds delicious!) but nutritionally packed substitutes.

The recipe we ended up choosing was quick, easy, delicious, and packed with potassium and beta-carotene. With a name like “Pumpkin Pie Smoothie”, who could resist? The smoothie was easily whipped up in under 5 minutes, and was quickly slurped up by both Rachel and the Toddler. Which meant it was really easy to make more on demand 🙂 The pumpkin pie taste definitely came with the addition of cinnamon in the recipe- the first round was more banana, the second more pumpkin pie.

After the holidays  (i.e. the obnoxious number of cookies we ate in the last 30 days) we can all certainly use a little more “health food” in our diets. Thanks Katie for making it easy for us this month and giving us a new go-to smoothie!

banana pumpkin smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 banana sliced (and preferably frozen if you like a thick smoothie)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • a dash of cinnamon to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of raw honey

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients and blend on high until it is smooth. You may add more milk 1 Tablespoon at a time as desired if it is too thick.
http://thekeenancookbook.com/breakfast/pumpkin-pie-smoothie

Recipe from: This Chick Cooks



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  • January 7, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    i have been in a smoothie kind of mood lately and this one is at the top of the list now!! tomorrow’s breakfast is all planned out for me!

    • Chris
      January 9, 2013 at 12:27 pm

      The hardest part is cleaning the blender (HA)! Enjoy!

  • January 7, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Oh my goodness, this sounds GOOOD!! I love anything pumpkin and I can’t believe I haven’t thought to make a pumpkin smoothie. Bookmarking this one to try.

    • Chris
      January 9, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      Definitely give it a go!

  • January 12, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    What a great smoothie. An extension of the holidays but good for you. This one is on my b’fast menu very soon!!

  • January 12, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    A wonderful and healthier way to continue the holiday. Sounds wonderful and delicious.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC entry: Creamy Mints.

    Lisa~~

  • Gabrielle
    January 24, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    This looks soooo good. I love pumpkin, smoothies, banana…ok, everything in this recipe. Funny thing is, last night I left some bananas in my car after food shopping, thinking I’d bring them to work today. Well, this morning they were completely frozen (and went from bright yellow to deep rusty brown), and after defrosting at work they were mushy. This gives me a good excuse to make the smoothie! (And whip out that blender from storage…now it’s just a matter of remembering where exactly we put that box.) This also sounds like a great treat for kids!

    • Chris
      January 25, 2013 at 9:38 am

      Perfect excuse 🙂
      R loves most anything you can suck though a straw (hence his overindulgence in applesauce, flavored applesauce, and more applesauce via smoothie straw). Enjoy!

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