Fall is my favorite season. One of the reason why I love fall so much is because I’ve got to cook with pumpkin! I’m just obsessed with pumpkin flavors! I love to make pumpkin soup, roasted pumpkin, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cake, pumpkin vinaigrette, you name it haha! So this one is a pumpkin pie smoothie.
It’s made with fresh coconut milk, although you could use almond milk, and I used a banana, pumpkin puree, blackstrap molasses, and added spices cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and vanilla. I also added some maca as I’m a fan of superfoods and love to add them in my smoothies.. but this ingredient is optional. If you have it, try it – it really adds a nice touch of flavors. So I blended everything with a few ice cubes and got this delicious pumpkin treat! It was really a great afternoon snack. Plus, it’s full of vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and enzymes.
This smoothie is vegan, gluten and soy-free, and serves 1. Enjoy!
- 1 cup fresh coconut milk, or almond
- 1 banana
- ½ cup pumpkin puree, fresh or canned
- 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- ½ tsp ginger
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp maca, optional
- 5-6 ice cubes
- Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until nice and smooth.