Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Banana Pumpkin Smoothie

Oh, my boys are loving this whole pumpkin week thing!

Last night, Scot was on-call, and so it was our standard "'cakes and shakes" dinner.  Translation: pancakes and smoothies.   And last night, I treated us to a most amazing banana pumpkin "shake".  I got the idea for it over here.

It wasn't overly sweet, and when I thought about what was in it, I was quite pleased that my boys sucked a cup-full down!  You could barely taste the banana, and the pumpkin was muted, yet there.  It was lovely.

Banana Pumpkin Smoothie
makes 2 adult portions
  • 2 bananas, sliced and frozen
  • 1 c solid 100% pumpkin puree (canned)
  • 1 c oats
  • 1 c almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 t pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 T brown sugar (or other sweetener)
  • cinnamon for sprinkling on top (opt)
-- Combine all in high powered blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy (to be on the safe side, take the bananas out of the freezer when you sit down to dinner so they can thaw just a little while you eat.  They should be firm and very cold, but not solid like ice -- unless you have a VitaMix!)

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