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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Fall is in the air! I would say it is my favorite time of year, but I think I can find an excuse to make pretty much anytime of year awesome! However, this time of year seems to draw the family to the kitchen more often. From the turning of the leaves, to trips to the pumpkin patch, and now to plan for another Thanksgiving Feast! The holidays and cold weather make filling the house with scents of apples, cinnamon, pumpkin, and cranberries, is all to satisfying. All the goodness and love Thanksgiving brings, makes the holiday feast that much more special. Having the patience to wait for the feast is a bit challenging. So I decided to create a way to cheat a little…introducing the Pumpkin Pie Smoothie!


Pumpkin Pie Smoothie


1/2 cup unsweetened cashew milk
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or more to taste)
Pinch of sea salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1/2 frozen banana (fresh works too, but the smoothie won’t be as thick)
1/2 cup ice cubes
Ground cinnamon for topping, if desired


Add all of the ingredients to your blender, puree on medium speed until it is smooth. Serve in a glass, and dust the smoothie with more cinnamon if desired.




Posted in Food | November 7 th , 2015 | 0 Comments

Delicious Smoothie Recipes

Days are busy, and making sure we all get the proper nutrition is a priority. I have found that some delicious smoothie recipes solve that problem very easily!


**Note each recipe makes one smoothie


Banana Ginger Smoothie

If there is ever a day where you have an upset stomach, try this banana ginger smoothie which aids in digestion, soothes heartburn, and gives you a natural tummy remedy.


1 banana

3/4 C greek vanilla yogurt

1 T honey

1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger root


Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Enjoy!


Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

This is a favorite in the house, as it reminds everyone of the orange creamsicles everyone loves, but tis is healthier!


4 ice cubes

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

3 T orange juice concentrate, frozen

1 orange peeled

1/4 C plain yogurt


Blend the orange, yogurt, orange juice, vanilla and ice cubes until smooth. Enjoy!


Blueberry Powerhouse Smoothie

Given the amount of blueberries we picked the other day, finding good uses for them has been fun, and delicious!


1 1/2 C blueberries (fresh or frozen)

1/2 banana

2 tsp honey

3/4 C  vanilla almond milk

1/4 C brewed green tea, COOLED


Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy!


Peach Dream Smoothie

This reminds me of when I was a kid, picking fresh peaches and then having them with cream! Yum!


1/2 C frozen peaches

1/2 C strawberries

1/8 tsp ginger powder

1 C milk

2 T vanilla greek yogurt

2 tsp whey protein powder

3-4 ice cubes


Blend all ingredients together and reminisce with me!


Very Berry Smoothie

Living in the Pacific Northwest allows for some amazing perks…berries of all kinds! The trip to the berry farms make memories to last a lifetime! This recipe makes 2 servings.


1 C fresh raspberries

3/4 C almond milk

1/4 C pitted cherries

1/4 C fresh strawberries

1/4 C  fresh black berries

1/4  fresh blueberries

1 T honey

2 tsp grated ginger root

1 tsp ground flax seeds

2 tsp fresh lemon juice


Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy a trip to the berry farm with me!





Posted in Food | August 2 nd , 2015 | 0 Comments

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