Oct 7, 2010

Pumpkin Smoothie




Breakfast on the go for the pumpkin obsessed. I've been getting tons of requests for more pumpkin recipes using pumpkin butter. Here's a quick low fat breakfast you can whip up in your blender. If you froze some of that pumpkin butter in ice cube trays, no ice is needed. Adjust the sweetness to your taste, if you want to leave the sugar out, you can use Stevia in it's place.



Pumpkin Smoothie
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 2 Serving Size: 1 cup Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 185.5
Fat: 0.5 g Protein: 10.6 g Carb: 40.7 g Fiber: 2.6 g   

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin butter
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice
  • 6 oz nonfat Greek yogurt (or plain would work too)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon (to taste)
  • 2 tsp packed brown sugar (or maple syrup to taste) 

Directions:

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve with a straw.

    32 comments :

    1. I love LOVE love pumpkin smoothies, I've been making a similar one all week for dessert because it taste just like a pumpkin pie milkshake! I like how you use brown sugar, I will have to try that!

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    2. @Rachel- Yes, like a pumpkin pie milkshake!!

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    3. OH Gina honey.... this looks sooooo divine! What could be better than punkin' pie in a glass. You ROCK!

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    4. YUM! I can't wait to make this. I made your latte this morning but I already had a smoothie in mind for tomorrow. Now I have a recipe to use! Thanks Gina, you're the pumpkin queen.

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    5. I'm going to need to try all your pumpkin recipes. They look awesome!

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    6. I always think of making a smoothie, but it seems like too much of a hassle to pull put the blender. This post may have changed my mind.

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    7. Gina, I love all things pumpkin. I'm getting the ingredients for your pumpkin butter and trying this recipe a.s.a.p Thanks so much for all your great recipes.

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    8. This is fantastic! Going to make something like this today for sure!

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    9. I absolutely love all of the pumpkin recipes! You are amazing!

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    10. This looks really good...gonna give it a try.

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    11. These are amazing. I cannot wait until our next small group at our house so I can serve these. I know they will be a hit. This time of year is great because I feel as if I can put pumpkin in everything. Just the other day I made a Pumpkin Green Monster smoothie. It was amazing. http://ashandlewplus2.com/2010/09/27/pumpkin-green-monster/ Have a great day Ashlee

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    12. I'd like one of these now! How delicious!

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    13. Could I use vanilla yogurt? I already have that on hand.

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    14. This soooo tastes like cheating!! How totally YUMMY!! I am gonna make this again for SURE!!

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    15. Doesn't it! It's a guiltless pleasure. Glad you enjoyed it Wendy!

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    16. It's sooooo addictive I'm going to get more pumpkin today in order to make the pumpkin butter. Pumpkinzillas unite! ;-)

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    17. I am definitely one of the pumpkin obsessed! Just made the pumpkin butter last night ...which is wonderful! and having a pumpkin smoothie now. Oh so good!! Thanks for the recipes and I cannot wait to try more!

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    18. Oh my goodness, this is so delicious! I am crazy about your recipes, thanks so much! I think I am going to try this with some coconut sorbet tonight for the ice cream loving hubbs!

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    19. Just made this as my morning breakfast. Lightened the milk to 1/4 c, and only used about the same yogurt. Didn't use any brown sugar--and it still tastes sweet. Also added more ice to make it more thick. This reduced the calories a little bit, so that I could drink the whole thing as breakfast! Turned out great!

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    20. Wow, cool smoothie recipe, I'm glad I found this page.

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    21. Skip the ice, yogurt, vanilla and the blender. Use soy milk instead of skim. Mix 3 parts canned pumpkin w 1 part soy milk, a spoonful or two of brown sugar, pumpkin spices and stir. Really quick and simple and no clean up, super delicious. As long as you don't use too much sugar this should be about a 100 cal breakfast.

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    22. Gina, This recipe isn't including the ingrediants when you try to print, pdf or email. Can you please fix? Thanks!!!

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      1. Hmmm .. everything worked fine for me.

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    23. I'm having the same problem when I try to print using the 'printer friendly' link. Normally I'd just print directly from the browser but I'd like to save it in pdf form. Thanks! Btw, super excited to try out the pumpkin recipes this season!

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    24. How long does the pumpkin butter last when refrigerated? Thanks for all the yummy recipes:)

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    25. where can I find pumpkin butter? In a regular grocery store?

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    26. Sitting here with a pumpkin smoothie at my side as I type this...had to try it. Made the pumpkin butter (delish) and now can try all the fun pumpkin recipes. This smoothie is delicious...and filling...will also try another readers suggestion with vanilla yogurt, next. Yum, Gina!

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    27. I just made this recipe this morning, it was fabulous!! it tasted just like pumpkin pie!

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    28. First time exploring your site... so much good stuff. I've been doing a pumpkin smoothie for the past week or so. I used a 1/2 cup non-dairy creamer or rice milk (dairy free/soy free at our house), 1 cup oatmeal and 1 cup pureed pumpkin with a little bit of brown sugar, cinnamon and allspice (I'm outta nutmeg). It's fantastic! Of course, now I'm going to have to try your pumpkin butter recipe.

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    29. I just made the Pumpkin Butter cause I want to try the smoothie, but my question is, can I drink this smoothie as a Afternoon snack??? or morning?

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