Pumpkins are in abundance right now, and I for one am overjoyed about it. They’re one of my favourite things about this season, along with figs, and there are so many variations.
Before launching my site, I’m fairly sure I have no idea what a smoothie was. I knew what milkshakes were, but the concept of a smoothie continued to elude me. It’s funny, but I can’t imagine my life without smoothies now. This pumpkin pie-inspired smoothie with cinnamon and nutmeg is ideal for this time of year, and who doesn’t like dessert in the form of a smoothie?
I began with a simple fruit smoothie and then became more adventurous by incorporating dark leafy greens to make an alkaline-busting green smoothie.
Now I throw everything into my blender, including nutritious powders and coconut oil, to create a delicious and nourishing morning or afternoon snack. I find them to be nutritious and filling, and they are simple to prepare. What you’ll need is a blender and some creativity.
When it comes to blenders, you don’t need a top-of-the-line, all-singing, all-dancing model. A standard blender will suffice, and a hand blender will also suffice.
If you’ve never made a smoothie before, it can be intimidating because you’re not sure how it’ll work out. I’ve seen my fair share of smoothie tragedies in the past, and trust me, plenty of them were downright revolting. I guess I’ve figured out what fruit and greens blends fit well for me.
As a newbie to smoothies, I tried to stick to easy flavours that I thought I’d like and avoided incorporating greens for a while before becoming brave and gradually increasing the amount of spinach I added each time. Today’s smoothie recipe is great for a novice and for this time of year – I’m enjoying all the pumpkin recipes out there right now!
This simple pumpkin pie smoothie can be used as a base for a variety of other recipes. You might eventually begin with small quantities of greens like spinach and work your way up to a green smoothie; you can learn more about the health benefits of green smoothies here.
Protein powders, vitamin powders, coconut oil, nut butters, dried fruits, and seeds are some of the other products you might use to make something delicious and nutritious. In any case, for any smoothie newbies out there, this is a perfect place to launch, and you’ll gain trust in them faster than you expect. Have fun mixing!
Do you like blending smoothies? What was your very first smoothie recipe?
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie – Celery and CupcakesCourse: Uncategorized
A pumpkin-inspired smoothie that’s great for the fall season!
1/2 cup cooked pumpkin
1 cup/250ml coconut water
1 cup/250ml almond milk
1 tbsp coconut oil
1-2 tsps maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp mixed spice
- In a blender, combine all of the ingredients and blend until ready.
- Pour in a glass or bottle and enjoy!