Monday, November 12, 2012
Creamy Paleo Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Not only was the flavor off, but the smoothie was much too laden with fruit. I really don't eat/drink much of the sweet stuff as a rule, so I wanted to come up with a pumpkin pie smoothie that got its creaminess and taste from my beloved pumpkin alone.
I never thought I'd find inspiration from The Pioneer Woman Cooks, but I did. Her pumpkin smoothie recipe is far from paleo, but relies on a trick that I'd never thought to try: freeze the actual pumpkin puree itself.
I'm pleased to report this worked great! I did include some dairy-free yogurt (So Delicious plain coconut), which I realize is not 100% paleo. I felt it really helped to boost the creaminess factor. If you're not concerned about fruit, I think 1/2 mashed ripe avocado *might* work as well.
Creamy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
inspired by The Pioneer Woman Cooks
6 frozen cubes of pumpkin (I have a small ice cube tray)
4 ice cubes
1/2 cup plain non-dairy yogurt of choice
1/4 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond)
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt
Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Garnish with additional pumpkin pie spice, if desired.