Ever since last spring I’ve been dying to get my hands on some canned pumpkin to make a pumpkin pie smoothie. Apparently, when you live in the smack dab middle of no where Ohio, pumpkin is purely a seasonal item. My little heart broke every time I went grocery shopping and saw the “temporarily out of stock” sign where the canned pumpkin should be. What’s a girl supposed to do when she’s having a pumpkin pie craving in the middle of summer!? Suffer I suppose…
Until one day I was visiting Darren. He lives in a bigger city where there is an amazing grocery store similar to Whole Foods. They had organic canned pumpkin! I could have fallen over and died in that moment. I really didn’t think I’d be getting any pumpkin until Thanksgiving!
I finally got to make my pumpkin pie smoothie. YAY! It was delicious and definitely worth the wait.
Yummy, yummy, get in my tummy. This smoothie tastes exactly like a pumpkin pie, just in the form of a healthy smoothie!
And that is one happy CollegeGirl.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
- 1/2 C cottage cheese
- 1/2 C milk (I used unsweeted vanilla Almond Breeze, but any milk would work fine)
- 1/2 C pure canned pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- sugar to taste (I recommend a 1-3 teaspoons)
- a large handful of ice cubes
Place everything in blender, and blend until smoothie is smooth. Enjoy!