October 16, 2012

Pumpkin smoothie

We all go overboard with pumpkin when the fall season hits, and I can admit I am no exception. However, I will disclose that I had my first ever Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte last week. I did not have high hopes for it, because I hate the syrups coffee shops use, but I was impressed. I heard on the news that Starbucks is starting to have a nationwide shortage on the syrup, which most likely is going to lead to a mental breakdown for over half of my age group's female population.

Don't fret PSL obsessives; whenever the inevitable "pumpkin spice latte" extinction occurs for this year's fall season, I'm here to offer you a good alternative. Enter, the pumpkin smoothie. I had to add sugar to get rid of the bitter taste so it's not completely healthy, but I can promise you there are less calories than in a latte!


Pumpkin smoothie

- 1/2 banana
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 3/4 cup vanilla almond milk
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
- 4-5 ice cubes
- 2t cinnamon
- 1t nutmeg
- 3T powdered sugar

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. 

3 comments:

  1. I will have to try this smoothie :)

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