It's pumpkin again! Get used to it! You all know how much I love pumpkin. Maybe I should create another category here on this blog, dedicated to pumpkins, squashes etc. only!!!
I love smoothie so much. So pumpkin in a smoothie form is a perfect marriage! I've made this so many times now, and to tell you the truth, have fallen in love with it. In my smoothies, pureed pumpkin has become a staple just like banana. Other fruits come and go but pumpkin and banana are here to stay. And again, these ingredients are so healthy. I can't stop raving about their goodness. They are loaded with vitamins and minerals our bodies require to function properly and keep us healthy. Add berries and you're all set for the healthy, nutritious yet delicious breakfast or snack that's so waist-friendly! And I love the fact that it's made in a jiffy. No fancy ingredients to buy, no slaving on a hot stove is required.
The first time I made this smoothie, I made a mistake. I didn't put the spices and it tasted really yucky! Right away, I blended it again with some cinnamon and cardamom which were readily available in my pantry that time, and the drink transformed from yucky to yummy! Then I started adding more spices and finally landed this recipe which is such a hit with friends. Go ahead, give it a try.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
1/2 cup regular milk
1 cup pumpkin, pureed
cinnamon powder, ginger powder, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, anise powder- all to taste
1 teaspoon honey(or to taste)
1 teaspoon vanilla
8-10 ice cubes
Blend the milk, pumpkin, spice powders, honey and vanilla until completely smooth. Add the ice and blend again. Serves 1-2.
You can also use cashew, almonds, walnuts, dates etc in this smoothie also. It requires a bit more milk to thin it out.