Monday, September 22, 2014

A friend with a Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe!

I think all our facebook friends and blogging friends know by now that we love Pumpkin flavored stuff. Have you seen the Pumpkin Oreos? I haven't been able to find them in my local stores yet but that's okay, I really want to taste just ONE but I don't want to have the whole carton of Oreos laying around. So if you purchase the Pumpkin Oreos can you please stop by and give me one?

Today we have one of our Facebook friends, Lois who is going to share her recipe for her yummy Pumpkin Smoothies!



The rest of this post is courtesy of Lois!

 Fall is in the air.  The mornings are cool and crisp, the days are getting shorter, the leaves are starting to change, and trips to the pumpkin patch are right around the corner. That means finding yummy things to do with pumpkin.

 I stopped in to Jamba Juice the other day and they have a wonderful pumpkin smoothie.  But a small is nearly $5 and I would rather put my money into race registrations and cute things to wear.  So I have been on a quest to make a great pumpkin smoothie and think I have finally figured it out.  I have my own pumpkin puree from the garden pumpkins, as well as a couple cans of pumpkin from the store.  The pumpkin puree from the garden doesn’t have as strong a flavor as the canned, but both are awesome.  

Here is what I used to make this yummy treat........

* ½ cup of vanilla Greek yogurt
*a little more than ½ cup pumpkin (canned)
* 1 or 2 teaspoons of honey
*a little more than ½ cup of 1% milk, (yep, straight cow’s milk, I am not sure how the flavor would  be with almond milk, but I think it would be kind of nutty)
*some ginger, cloves and cinnamon.  Cinnamon gets the most, and cloves get the least, but it was just *a few shakes of each.

 I used 6 or 8 ice cubes, blended it, and voila, my own pumpkin smoothie that makes the perfect fall pick me up after running.  It’s almost like a pumpkin pie in a glass, and nothing says hello fall more than some wonderful pumpkin goodies. 

 I am hoping these tasty pumpkin smoothies will be just the right treat for me as I dig deep and get serious with my Dopey training.  Sometimes the thought of doing 48.6 miles in 4 days is overwhelming, but if I can reward myself with some good for me, post run recovery drinks that are full of pumpkin, I think I might just be able to make it through the training.

Lois is currently training for Disney's Dopey Challenge. She runs a facebook page called Running to Disney . If you like to Run Disney then you should go "Like" her page!

Do you still make smoothies in the fall?  What's your favorite flavor?

14 comments:

  1. That sounds yummy! I'll definitely have to give this a try, with my pumpkin obsession and all :) -C

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  2. I will take pumpkin anyway I can during the fall - even in smoothie form!

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  3. I love pumpkin but I just can't eat it until October bc then I will be bored of it by November-LOl

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  4. This sounds so good - I love smoothies and am going to have to try it. Thanks for the recipe. Cathy

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  5. I keep seeing different recipes for pumpkin drinks.. didn't know you could do it so many ways!

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  6. I love the season of pumpkin-flavored everything!! This sounds delicious!

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  7. I am not a pumpkin fan, so I prefer berry flavored smoothies!

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  8. I made a smoothie last week. The temp control in my fridge is awful and I ended up with frozen strawberries. I didn't know they were frozen until I was ready to eat them. I put them in a blender with some milk and hit the on button.

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  9. I have been making something very similar recently. I love everything pumpkin related at the moment. Yum!

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  10. My sister would love this, she is pretty much all things pumpkin right now:) I'm just one of those weird people that hate pumpkin, but I am definitely sharing this with her, you'll probably make her day!

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  11. I love all the pumpkin love this week! I'm not a huge smoothie fan, but this would be a creamy treat!

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  12. Wow I've put pumpkin into pretty much everything, but never smoothies! That has to change!

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