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)
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: