Pumpkin Pie Banana Crème Smoothie

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October 7, 2011 by Living Girl Living Foods

I can’t stress enough how much I do not care for pumpkin. I find it extremely boring, I never really know what to do with it and I’ve honestly never carved a pumpkin before either. But since it is the season for these types of things, I gave a go at making a pumpkin pie smoothie today. I love all of the spices in it but it still hasn’t changed my mind about pumpkin :p

On the positive side, pumpkins are high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, fiber, beta-carotene and low in calories.

Pumpkin Pie Banana Crème Smoothie:

Pumpkin Pie Banana Crème Smoothie

Level: Easy

Tools: Blender, mincer

Time: 30 minutes

Pumpkin Puree

2 cups chopped pumpkin

1 date pitted and diced (optional, you could use a soaked fig if you want this drink to be extra sweet)

2 drops maca (about ½ teaspoon if you prefer to use the powder)

1 tablespoon ground flax

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon coconut nectar

½ teaspoon nutmeg

1 inch ginger minced or according to your taste

1/3 cup shopped Macintosh Apple with skin

12 tablespoons filtered water (I gradually added water until my blender could properly blend the pumpkin and apple)

Banana Crème:

Frozen BananaFrozen Banana Cut-UpsBanana Creme

1 frozen banana (this makes it super thick)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon coconut nectar

4 tablespoons filtered water (varies according to your blender, I gradually added water until it was the right consistency)

1 teaspoon hemp seed (optional, you could use walnuts or pecans instead)

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Optional: Sprinkle cacao powder, crushed nuts or more cinnamon. I sprinkled on some cacao powder. 😀

To give your smoothie a swirl effect like I did to mine do one layer of pumpkin then a layer of crème.

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2 thoughts on “Pumpkin Pie Banana Crème Smoothie

  1. Kristine says:

    Yum Jess, that looks like a delicious combination…banana creme and pumpkin! Can you taste the Macintosh in it or is it used mainly as a thickener for the smoothie? Thanks for making this up even though you’re not the biggest fan of pumpkin. At least you can make pumpkin seeds!

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