Pumpkin Pie Smoothie for Halloween

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Same taste — but with a touch of glass!


 
If you’re always scared at Halloween, it’s time to put an end to that. At least as far as drink choices.

This tasty Pumpkin Pie Smoothie starts with canned pumpkin puree, adds Pumpkin Pie Spice and Cinnamon. We blend in some banana and yogurt to thicken the smoothie and then mix it with Almond or Soy Milk to make it smooth.

Blend a jar of this yummy smoothie and get ready for those Trick or Treaters!
 

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Recipe type: Holiday Smoothie
Serves: 1
 
A tasty pumpkin pie smoothie flavored with pumpkin pie spice, ground cinnamon and pumpkin puree.
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup of vanilla soy or almond milk
  • ⅓ plain Greek yogurt
  • ⅓ can of pumpkin puree
  • Half a banana
  • Pinch McCormick Pumpkin pie spice
  • Pinch McCormick Ground Cinnamon
  • 4-5 Ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Place milk into a blender
  2. Add yogurt, pumpkin puree and banana
  3. Add pumpkin pie spice and ground cinnamon
  4. Place cover on blender with hole open on top
  5. Set blender to high speed
  6. Feed ice cubes through opening
  7. Blend until smooth, stopping blender to stir when needed


 
 
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Best,

Smoothie Guy

PS: If you love making smoothies, I have to recommend that you pick up a copy of The Ultimate Smoothie Book: 130 Delicious Recipes for Blender Drinks, Frozen Desserts, Shakes, and More! It’s packed full of information and lots of recipes.

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Smoothie Recipes With Greek Yogurt

Smoothie Recipes With Greek YogurtThe extra thick texture of Greek Yogurt means that when you make smoothie recipes with Greek Yogurt, you can substitute the yogurt for other, sweeter, thickeners such as ice cream.

Greek Yogurt contains about twice the protein as regular yogurt. The added protein makes you feel fuller for longer, helping you reduce the intake of other, less healthy, calories.

Some additional benefits of smoothie recipes with Greek Yogurt are the Vitamin D and Calcium that the yogurt contains. The US population, as a whole, is deficient in both Vitamin D and Calcium.

In this video, Registered Dietitian Tara Todd and Executive Chef Robert Grotha with St. Louis Children’s Hospital share their version of a smoothie recipe made with Greek Yogurt. The smoothie they make is blended differently than most I’ve seen, actually appearing to be more of a soft frozen yogurt than a typical smoothie.

But, I’ll be darned! It sure looks delicious!

One of the More Unique Smoothie Recipes with Greek Yogurt

This smoothie recipe doesn’t provide the measurements or ingredients, but it looks like about a cup of Greek Yogurt with a handful (maybe 1/4 cup) each of blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. The chef mixes the smoothie with a spatula instead of mixing the smoothie in a blender. I’d prefer the blender to infuse the fruit flavor into the yogurt more fully.

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If you are really hoping to find the real waffle cones, here are the best I could locate:
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More on Smoothie Recipes with Greek Yogurt

Ciobani, one of the more popular brands of Greek Yogurt, is made just an hour or so from here. If you are going to make any smoothie recipes with Greek Yogurt, theirs is the brand I’d recommend. Ciobani’s manufacturing process provides several benefits.

· Only natural ingredients. No preservatives. No artificial flavors.
· Free of synthetic growth hormones: No rBST-treated milk.
· Includes 5 live & active cultures, including 3 probiotics.
· Made with real fruit.
· Twice the protein of regular yogurts.
· A good source of bone-building calcium.
· Gluten-Free and Kosher-Certified.
· Safe for people with corn, nut and soy allergies.

It takes three pounds of milk to make one pound of Ciobani Yogurt.

Enjoy this and other great smoothie recipes with Greek Yogurt.

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Almond Peach Smoothie Recipe

Almond Peach Smoothie

Almond Peach Smoothie Recipe

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Recipe type: Smoothie
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Serves: 2
 
This healthy Peach Smoothie starts with fresh, ripe peaches and rich whole milk. Toss in the natural sweetness of pure honey and a taste of vanilla and almond and you're in for a treat!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 large ripe peaches, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 6 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Peel three large, ripe peaches, dice and set to one side.
  2. Pour one cup of rich, Whole Milk into a blender.
  3. Add one teaspoon of Pure Vanilla Extract.
  4. Add one-half teaspoon of Pure Almond Extract.
  5. Add two tablespoons of Honey.
  6. Pulse the blender a couple times to mix the liquids.
  7. Add the Diced Peaches prepared earlier.
  8. Turn the blender speed to high and add six Ice Cubes.
  9. Blend until smooth.
  10. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

 

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