Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Get in the Spirit: Pumpkin Smoothie

I make smoothies pretty regularly, but I tend to stick with what I know.  I never would have thought to put PUMPKIN in, even though this now seems like such a no-brainer.  When Jess at Blonde Ponytail shared her own pumpkin smoothie, I immediately knew I had to try it out myself.

After spin class this morning, I came home and needed a quick fix that I could take on the road to run some errands.  The solution?  As always, a smoothie. But this time, the pumpkin flavor would help get me in the Thanksgiving mood.  In spite of the rain outside, the holiday is upon us!  Here's how it went:

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Into the blender: 

4-5 ice cubes
Half a banana, sliced
Just a splash of almond milk to get the thick ingredients flowing

4-6 ounces of Greek yogurt
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
A dash of pumpkin spice

Ready, set, blend! 

And just like that, I'm ready to go! 

In just one sip, I was hooked.  It. Is. Yummy.  This pumpkin smoothie was the perfect seasonal protein-packed pick-me-up after the gym, to take with me on-the-go.  I was so sad when the cup was empty... Guess I'll just have to make it again, soon.

So much better than whatever pumpkin-frappa-something you might be getting at the coffee shop, and so good for you!  Make this next time you're in a dash but want something delicious.  Go on, dare ya. 


  1. That looks really good. I will give it a try!

  2. Meredith, this looks delis and perfect for fall! Thanks for making us a part of your workout refuel, please email me if ya ever need a fresh supply of Chobani to whip up more creations!

  3. That looks and sounds good. How many servings is your recipe for? Not that it is going to make any difference, I'll probably finish it all on my own :)

    1. This would be just one-to-two servings. One large smoothie or two snack-size ones. And yes, it's so tasty (mmm pumpkin!!!) that finishing it on your own won't be any trouble =D


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