Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie - Fantastic!

Somewhere in my internet-browsing this morning, I came across this Pumpkin Spice Smoothie on fitsugar.  It caught my eye!  Recipe is from the blog eating bird food and can be found [here].

When I got home from work, I decided I would make it.  For once, I already had all the ingredients listed in a recipe.  I didn't have a real lunch because my afternoon was crazy at work, and I don't know when the hubs will be home for dinner today, so I made it as soon as I got home.

In case you didn't click on the recipe link, here are the ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin (canned or freshly cooked)
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • Approx. 2 T vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • pinch of ground ginger

Note: I have refrigerated unsweetened vanilla almond milk.  
Pumpkin from Trader Joe's. I don't usually go out of my way for organic.
Vanilla protein powder by BioChem (isn't that a high school science class?)

I just liked the way the almond milk sat on top of the pumpkin mush.

Finished product!

The verdict?  Thumbs up.  Fantastic!

My only regret is that I did not have pre-frozen banana.  I will be sure to have some in the freezer for the next time I make this (yes, there will be a next time!)  After making it, I threw in a couple ice cubes to swirl around since the only thing cold in this was the almond milk.

Thanks to eating bird food for this great smoothie recipe!  I have not checked out her site before, but I am appreciative of her sharing her recipe with fitsugar!

And because of my hectic afternoon (today was a long day... is it really only Tuesday?), I am looking forward to one of these later tonight.  Flying Dog Classic Pale Ale.  A nice amber-y pale ale.

PS, hello to any new readers!


  1. I saw that on Fitsugar this morning! I so wanted to make that, but went for the pre-made Pumpking Beer from Southern Tier...

    Cannot wait to try now!

  2. If you like pumpkin, I recommend the pumpkin smoothie!

    and I am intrigued by this Pumpking...! just looked it up, it's a strong one! I have heard of Southern Tier before, can't remember which I've tried, but recently I've had their Jah-va Imperial Coffee Stout (I liked it, husband isn't as much a fan though).

  3. I'm obsessed with all things pumpkin - including smoothies and Pumpking - pumpkin pie in beer form!!

    Thanks for the link. ;)

  4. That is exactly what I call it pie in a beer...and it makes me think of Yankee baseball. Pumpking is AMAZING!

  5. YAY! I'm definitely going to have to try this-I'm dying for something pumpkin!!!

  6. What a tasty smoothie combo! I always have an abundance of frozen bananas in the freezer because I only like to eat them green... Kinda strange yeah.

  7. Dawn & Heather- thanks for the comments! It was so good I made it again Friday morning! (10/22).

    My husband likes bananas green too. I like them anywhere from as the green starts to disappear up until the first sign of the brown spots. Once they start to get the spots, they go to the freezer for smoothies and baking.


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