Pumpkin Vanilla Smoothie

November 20, 2011

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I think I’ve finally managed to crawl out of my breakfast rut. It took a little effort and more than a few tries in the kitchen, but, thanks to this smoothie, I am once more excited for breakfast! (Who am I kidding?- I can once more tolerate breakfast and that’s saying a lot!)  I know a pumpkin smoothie sounds strange, but hey, ‘tis the season for pumpkin. This smoothie is refreshingly light and packed with protein and calcium. I’ll be drinking one everyday until I fall inevitably back into my breakfast rut.

Ingredients: (makes 1 smoothie)

1 small container vanilla Skyr yogurt (or other very thick yogurt)

1 cup sweetened vanilla almond milk

1Tablespoon pumpkin puree (not pie filling)

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

several cubes of ice

Directions: In a blender, add the yogurt.

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Then pour in the sweetened vanilla almond milk. If you prefer using unsweetened, be sure to add some additional sweetener to the mix later.

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Next, add the ice and pumpkin pie spice.

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Then the pumpkin puree. (Now that I think about it, a banana work be a nice addition too!)

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And blend!

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Like magic! Pour and serve.

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Garnish with an additional dash of pumpkin pie spice (or nutmeg) and a cute straw. Cute straws make everything taste better.

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brandi November 21, 2011 at 3:17 pm

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Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen November 20, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Simple and no fuss! Yum for a lazy day!

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 20, 2011 at 6:10 pm

I love pumpkin smoothies. Any smoothies, actually. :)

This is like the one I made recently, but I love you addition of yogurt! I just roasted a pumpkin… pumpkin pie in a glass is in my future tonight.

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods November 20, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Yum!

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