My go-to breakfast is a smoothie! But strawberry and banana can get mighty boring. It can also get cold an shivery this time of year. Now don't ask me how a different flavour smoothie can be any less cold, but I swear it is - it's the cinnamon or something!
I whipped up this pumpkin pie smoothie the other day, dreaming of my one true Autumn love - Pumpkin Pie Blizzards from Dairy Queen. So bad for me, I know, which is why I haven't had one this year. Good on me, right?
This smoothie uses The Pumpkin Butter recipe we made last week. If you haven't checked that out yet, I suggest you get on it. It sets you up for every pumpkin endeavour your little cooking heart can cook up! (I suppose you could use pure pumpkin puree as well, but you would need to sweeten it with something I imagine. If anyone gives it a go, I'd love to hear!)
Anyway, this smoothie tastes just like the Pumpkin Blizzard of my dreams, maybe even better because it's not bogged down with sugars and fat. It's sweet but not too sweet, creamy, and has all the right spices. Dessert for breakfast? Yes please.
Recipe & Instructions
- 1 ripe Banana
- 1/2 cup Pumpkin Butter, chilled (recipe here)
- 1 cup Almond Milk
- 2-3 Ice Cubes
- Dash of cinnamon
Add all ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth and no lumps remain.