An antioxidant rich, frothy, pumpkin pie in a glass. It can also be turned into a cozy fall cocktail.
Forget about your pumpkin spice latte, because this smoothie is tastier, healthier, and can be turned into a cocktail. Oh yeah, that got your attention, didn’t it?
This morning I ran seven miles, played in a paddle match, walked the dogs, and ended up in my kitchen feeling ravenous, I didn’t have time to sit and eat with my hands; I needed straw food – you know, food that you drink from a straw. And, it had to be something fast, easy, healthy, and a little sweet.
This is what I created.
Like, who in their right mind would think that pumpkin puree, carrots, matcha, and the other ingredients in this smoothie should be blended and poured into a glass and drunk? A crazy chick who was half out of her mind because of low blood sugar, who wanted a soy pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks, but didn’t need one more cup of coffee.
It took a little tweaking to get the spices and the pumpkin just right, but once I did, it satisfied every craving that I had.
Not only does this smoothie taste like a pumpkin pie, it’s filled with beta-carotene, and we all know that’s good for our eyes, so drink up!
I make smoothies all of the time. Most of them are green because I usually put spinach in them – another great source of beta-carotene – that’s why I don’t post a lot of smoothies. They all look alike, regardless of what ingredients I put in them. But this one was different, so instead of making the whiskey cider cocktail that I was going to share with you for today’s Happy Hour post, I started photographing this smoothie, because I really wanted you to try it. I like to share. Unfortunately, by the time I finished shooting this smoothie, the sun had sunk behind the golden leafed trees in my front yard, so guess what? I turned this fantastic pumpkin pie smoothie into a kick-ass cocktail. Oh yes I did!
So here’s the deal. Next Friday is Halloween!! If you want an almost ready made, festive cocktail to celebrate the evening, make this antioxidant, super smoothie for breakfast – make a lot of it! Refrigerate what you don’t drink in the morning, then, blend one shot (1.5 ounces) of spiced rum per 12 ounces of smoothie. Voila! You’ve just made a superfood cocktail, just right for the holiday.
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Fall in my hood! Pretty!!!!