October 17, 2011

Secret Recipe Club - Caramel Maple Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

A smoothie that is like "dessert in a cup"... I'm sold! and hooked on the blog I was assigned to for this month's Secret Recipe Club. I was assigned to Averie's blog, Love Veggies and Yoga. This was an incredible blog. Love veggies? Check. Love yoga? Check. A healthy living blog and one I am happy to start following.

This smoothie isn't really a "smoothie". It's thick, creamy, and rich. It very well could be a smoothie with more milk added in. I choose not to. I enjoyed this with a large spoon and two very eager taste testers. This was enjoyed by everyone. It is what I consider to be the best part of the pumpkin pie... the filling and whipped cream. It was suggested that this would be perfect served with some graham crackers for dipping. I can't wait to make this again and again.

I think this would even be a great dessert idea for Thanksgiving if you're not the traditional pumpkin pie kinda folks. This dessert is dressed up with a big ol' scoop of whipped cream, drizzled with caramel sauce, and sprinkled with pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon. Beautiful presentation and dinner guest worthy.

Makes 1 Serving

Stars of the Show:
  • 1/2 cup frozen pumpkin puree
  • 1 medium banana, frozen, cut into chunks
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup, or to taste (optional)
  • 1 tbsp caramel sauce, or to taste (optional)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar, or to taste (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp pinch pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon, or to taste (optional)
  • pinch of other seasonings such as nutmeg, ginger, allspice, cloves, or to taste (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract, or to taste (optional)
  • splash of milk, cream, nut milk, water (optional and only use as needed if you need something to help get the blending process going if your mixture is too thick otherwise)
And Action:

Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend well. Serve immediately. Optional: Garnish with whipped cream, caramel sauce, and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon.

Haven't had your fill of pumpkin yet? Check out what else Averie has:
Thank you Averie for the great recipe and for letting me have a peak into your kitchen!


ping said...

Nice to see you're up to making something and a very nice something it is too! A pumpkin pie slushie, drink your pumpkin pie!

amanda @ fake ginger said...

Oh yum! I keep seeing advertisements for pumpkin pie shakes at all the fast food restaurants around here and this looks like the perfect healthy substitute!

BigFatBaker said...

Yum this sounds like a fun treat! I'll have to try this soon!

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga said...

I'm glad you liked the smoothie. Thanks for making it!

It's nice to "meet" you via the SRC!


Fallon said...

That is definitely dessert in a cup!

Gloria said...

This is a lovely and nice smoothie!! gloria

Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos said...

This sounds delicious! I'm a pumpkin fanatic. Can't wait to give it a try!

Miz Helen said...

I just love a good smoothie and this one looks so delicious for fall. Thanks for sharing and it is fun cooking with you in the SRC!
Miz Helen
Southwest Chicken and Potato Soup

AndiWinslow said...

I have never made a smoothie before, think it is time. Love pumpkin and so pretty for the season. good job andi

Trisha said...

This must've tasted really good, you can tell just by looking at it!

Kristen said...

That sounds like something my whole family would love. What a great idea to use it as a part of Thanksgiving.

Lisa~~ said...

That is one delicious sounding smoothie, such great flavors especially for this time of year.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group "A" SRC recipe this month: Levain Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies.

Cook Lisa Cook

Cherish said...

Wow, that sounds even better than the similar recipe I've made before. I'll have to try it!

Patsyk said...

now that's my kind of dessert! yum!

fabulous SRC post!

Amy said...

Yum! Looks great! Fun to participate in SRC with you!


Great looking smoothie and I bet it tastes just as good! :-)

Thank you for being a part of Secret Recipe Club, I really enjoy this group and being your hostesss. My recipe for this month was Frozen Breakfaast Burritos, even though I made these a few weeks ago for Monday's post, I just made a second batch today!

If you haven't checked them out yet, please stop by!

Jamie said...

This looks great for the Fall weather! I just might try it out this week!

Check out my post for this month's SRC at www.cookinwithmoxie.com

Katrina said...

That looks SO good! Must try it!

Fallon said...

and my favorite part of pumpkin pie is the crust!

helma smoothie said...

I always love your smoothies. Thanks again!

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