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Low Fat Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

low fat pumpkin pie smoothie

low fat pumpkin pie smoothie

freezing pumpkin

I can't believe I never thought to freeze pumpkin before now.  Silly me!  When I made my low fat pumpkin mousse pie a few weeks ago, there was a good bit of pumpkin still left in the can so I threw it in some ice cube trays to experiment with later.  It's not the prettiest thing to look at initially but my experiment eventually led me in a very good direction, resulting in this pumpkin pie smoothie.  It truly tastes like pumpkin pie and is a new favorite go-to for the boys and I in the mornings.

Did you know that pumpkin is loaded with vitamin A, C and E?  It's also a great source of beta--carotene, is low in calories and high in fiber.  It's even considered a super food!  (I had no idea) Unfortunately, up until now, I reserved my pumpkin intake for pies and breads but I have a feeling this super food and I are going to be friends well past this season.  What other flavor or fruits would you pair pumpkin with?  I can't wait to mix up more smoothie creations!

// Ingredients //

1 banana
5 frozen pumpkin cubes (I like Libby 100% pure pumpkin in a can!)
1/4 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup ice
1/2 cup orange juice
dash of fresh grated ginger (optional)

// Instructions //

Combine ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.  Serve and garnish with whipped cream and graham cracker crumbs.

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant! I'm having a total "why didn't I think of that?!" moment. I'll be trying this!