Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Smoothie

I was hanging out with my friend, Kendall, and she asked if I wanted a pumpkin smoothie. At first it sounded strange to me but I was up for trying anything new and then I thought of how much people love Starbucks Pumpkin Latte's and such. She made this pumpkin smoothie out of her Vita-mix cookbook. The original recipe can be found here on their website. (Just look for Pumpkin sp-Iced treat)

Kendall was out of cream cheese so she replaced it with yogurt and it was still extremely delicious! If you want a taste of Fall but it's still hot where you are, you should definitely give this drink a try. The best part is, it's pretty healthy!


1/4 cup (60 ml) low fat milk or soy milk
1/2 pie pumpkin baked, flesh removed or 1 cup (240 ml) solid pack canned pumpkin
1/4 cup (60 g) light cream cheese
3/4 cup (165 g) brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
6 cups (1.4 l) ice cubes
On top of the smoothie, Kendall dropped a dollap of coconut whipped cream. It is SO GOOD!! She also served it to me with pumpkin pie. The combo of coconut and pumpkin is absolutely amazing!!
1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
2. Select Variable 1.
3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
4. Use the tamper to press ingredients into the blades.
5. In about 30-60 seconds, the sound of the motor will change and four mounds should form.
6. Stop machine. Do not overmix or melting will occur. Serve immediately.

Health Classification: Low Fat, Low Sodium, Low Cholesterol, Heart Healthy, Vegetarian
Meal Type: Desserts/Toppings


Starsky99 said...

Can I do this in a regular blender? If so would you make any changes? How long will the leftover coconut whip cream last in the fridge? Thanks so much! Jenny C.

Megan @ SimplyThrifty said...

Jenny C. you can definitely do this in a regular blender as long as it's up for making smoothies. :) It's REALLy good. Don't be afraid to add a little extra spice. If you don't have pumpkin pie spice you can add in some cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. That works as well.
Coconut milk usually lasts a few days to a week so I'd assume it would be the same for the coconut whipping cream. Whenever I've saved the coconut milk before, he starts to mold when it goes bad.

Sarah Kuhner said...

I was trying to find something healthy for breakfast the day after Holloween. So I made your smoothie. I was a little skeptical at first, but it is delicious. Wish I had the coconut whipped cream for the top. And my kids liked it too!