Last month Carolyn joined me on the first episode of Thinking Green, (Metrocast cable access channel 25) of the season to talk about the 'flavor of fall', and share her Pumpkin Smoothie recipe. You can watch the show here on Fiddleheads' YouTube channel.
I've doubled the cinnamon called for in Carolyn's original recipe, as the smoothie we made for the show was tasty but slightly bland. Coriander powder or allspice might be nice additions. You could also add frozen bananas, protein powder, or vary the spices. Steamed and pureed sweet potatoes could be subbed for the pumpkin.
Printable pdf version of this recipe can be found here or in our archive.
CAROLYN WILSON'S EASY PUMPKIN SMOOTHIE
1 15-oz can organic pureed pumpkin (or equal amount steamed or roasted fresh pumpkin, butternut or similar hard winter squash)
2 c plain or vanilla yogurt
1-2 c almond milk, or other "milk" (dairy, flax etc) of choice
1 tsp almond extract (optional)
2 Tbsp (or to taste) honey, maple syrup or agave syrup
2 Tbsp cinnamon, or pumpkin pie spice mix
1/2 c chai tea concentrate (optional)
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Adjust seasonings to taste.
I told you it was easy.
Substitute prepared coffee for the chai tea and/or unsweetened cocoa powder.
Add a touch of rum if you're in the "holiday spirit", and hand car keys over to the designated driver before serving.
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