“I thought our story was epic, you know. You and me. Spanning years and continents. Lives ruined, bloodshed. Epic” No, I’m not talking about this smoothie! It is very, very good but I can’t say it’ll ruin any lives. I’m just trying to softly introduce you to my tendency for getting way too involved in the lives of fictional characters, that quote is from an episode of Veronica Mars I am watching as I write this. Now, I don’t know if you ever watched Veronica Mars – but if you have, you might understand why I’m a bit misty right now (their story was epic, just FYI).
Now, that was your soft introduction – now I’m just going to through you into the deep end! Today was a big day for Marvel fans, a lot of their upcoming movies were officially announced and let’s just say it’s been a bit of a roller coaster of emotions – from their first female lead movie being announced, to their first black superhero lead movie being announced to the confirmation of a specific storyline they’re going to be delving into that will most likely kill off my favourite Marvel character. I’m going to leave it at that or you’ll all run away before you get to know more about this yummy, seasonal smoothie.
So, I will actually start talking about this recipe now and stop crying about Steve Rogers! This pumpkin pie smoothie made a bit of a mess in my kitchen this morning – and by that I mean I discovered my blender was leaking when I picked it up and smoothie started pouring out of the bottom! Luckily, I managed to save enough to savour the yummy autumn flavours and have a good breakfast!
It’s basically like drinking pumpkin pie and it’s good for your tummy. It not only contains pumpkin puree and the spices, but it also has kefir milk. Kefir milk is something I recently discovered after it was recommended to me by a friend, and now I put it in all my smoothies! I normally like to keep dairy out of my smoothies, but this is a fermented milk using kefir grains (not really grains, it’s a yeast/bacterial fermentation starter) making the milk full of tummy loving probiotics! It’s also packed full of protein and also low in lactose for those of you who are sensitive to high amounts. It doesn’t just improve the health factor of the smoothies either, it’s super yummy -it’s got a similar taste to greek yogurt, so why not replace the yogurt in your smoothies with kefir for that same tang, but extra goodness!
The yum factor is what’s gonna keep you coming back to this smoothie though, it’s so creamy and those pumpkin pie spices just taste like autumn. It’ll be a great healthy breakfast to get you in the mood for Halloween on Friday, or maybe on Thanksgiving morning to prepare you for all that yummy food you’re going to eat all day. It’s quick and easy to prepare and you can double it over as many times as you need to feed everybody. This recipe makes enough for two small smoothies or one large. I topped mine with some pie crust, it’s not entirely necessary if you don’t have pie crust dough lurking in your freezer but it’s worth baking a little up if you have it, because it really adds that extra pie feel! I used homemade pumpkin puree, but canned will be just fine too.
I’m going to take some of this smoothie along to Fiesta Friday, something for the tummy before all that yummy food that’ll be shared!
- 150g Pumpkin Puree
- 150ml Kefir Milk
- 100ml skimmed milk
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- Baked pie crust
- Put pumpkin and milks in the blender and blend for 30 seconds. Add the remaining ingredients and blend for 2 minutes or until smooth.
- Pour into glasses and sprinkle with crumbled pie crust
- If you can't get your hands on kefir milk, you can replace with greek yogurt
- You can sub the spices for 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
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Looks delish. I like the addition of the pie crust too. It really is a pumpkin pie smoothie!
Thank you 😀
I’ve never tried kefir milk! I learn something new every day! Your smoothie looks really yummy! Glad you shared it with us at Foodie Fridays!
You should give it a try, I love the taste it gives my smoothies. Thank you 🙂 x
oh my you come up with the craziest but i bet yummiest ideas!
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for some reason it wont let me follow you on Google plus it says restricted? x
Hmm that is weird, I’ve had a look at my settings and I can’t find anything that that restricts people from following me. I’ll have a little play about though!
Pumpkin smoothie? This sounds wonderful, Michelle. 🙂
Thank you Jhuls 🙂 x
Love all the autumn flavors and colors going on at FF today, I could do with a pumpkin smoothie right about now. 🙂
It really is the best time of year for yummy recipes isn’t it! Thanks Loretta 😀
Pumpkin smoothie is something very new too me…. but it looks so yummy that a I’m going to catch up as soon as possible!
It’s definitely worth a go, it’s really yummy!
Oh I have to try this. I’m on a huge pumpkin pie everything kick this year. By the time Thanksgiving comes I’ll be so tired of pumpkin. lol Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking up for Scraptastic Saturdays. This post will be shared via FB/Twitter/Pinterest. Have a wonderful day. Hope to see you Saturday.
That’s the great thing about this time of year, you overload on pumpkin for a couple months and then get sick of it so have the rest of the year off… but the time september comes around again next year you’ll be ready again haha! Thank you 😀 x
I could really go for one of these right now. This looks so good! Thanks so much for linking this up to the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!
Thank you Carrie 🙂 x
Thank you for posting on Motivation Monday!