Green Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Heyo!

Today I’ve got a recipe to share, inspired by and adapted from Giselle’s Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie. Furthermore, there was absolutely no way that I could walk through the pumpkin-land of Trader Joe’s without caving and buying all the things at least a few pumpkin items.

IMG_0057After blending all the ingredients in her Vitamix (I have a serious love affair with that machine), we got a product that looked somewhat…less than appealing.

IMG_0061The smoothie also looks strangely yellow in this picture, but it’s really just due to the lighting. The end product that we consumed looked more like this:

IMG_0062Yummay!

Now that I’ve made this baby look soooo appealing, it’s time to share the recipe!

Green Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Adapted from Diary of an ExSloth’s Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie

Makes 2 small/medium servings, or one very large serving

Ingredients

  • 1 banana (preferably frozen)
  • 1 large handful spinach
  • 1 serving vanilla or unflavoured protein powder
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • ~ 1/2 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice (feel free to add more or less based on desired taste)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (could use vanilla or honey flavoured to make sweeter)
  • Optional: 1-2 Tbsp cashew butter, chia seeds, pumpkin butter, maple syrup

Directions

  • Add all ingredients to blender, and process until smooth.

IMG_0063I ate my smoothie with a spoon, which I dipped in cashew butter and pumpkin butter every. single. time. Kat and I both agreed that it was a great creamy, cold treat (perfect for post-workout), and would probably taste great drizzled with some maple syrup! (Maybe that’s just the Canadian in me ;) )

If you try this recipe, please comment below and let me know what you think! It’s not exactly like pumpkin pie, but is a nice little healthified version that’s packed with protein and fiber!

Last but not least, Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! I had so much to recap yesterday from the weekend that I didn’t get around to mentioning it in my post, so to conclude today, here’s a little snapshot of my dinner last night, courtesy of the Princeton Canadian Club!

IMG_0077I filled my plate with turkey, corn on the cob, green salad, green beans and carrots. I also had to have a piece (and a half) of pumpkin pie to finish off the meal. After all, what is Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie?! I have to admit, it wasn’t as good as my grandmother’s, but let’s be honest- does anything ever beat your grandmother’s home cooking?

That’s all from me! Now that I’ve blogged and had my nice 24oz Wawa Pumpkin spice coffee, I’ve got to go do some real schoolwork!

Questions:

Have you ever made a pumpkin smoothie? 

What’s your favourite Thanksgiving food? 

Do you like your Grandmother’s home cooking? If so, what’s your favourite thing that she makes?

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