Fall is here, which means the Pumpkin Spice Lattes have appeared again at Starbucks.
If you like your pumpkin spice but want a (slightly) healthier version, look no further! Here is a great breakfast smoothie for fall.
Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Recipe
Note: Making a smoothie is not like baking a cake. Measurements of ingredients is very rough and should be adjusted depending on your taste- just add as much as you like and blend it up!
Pureed Pumpkin – canned (1/2 cup)
Oats (1/2 cup)
Cream Cheese (2 tbsp)
Milk (1 cup)
Pumpkin Pie Spice (2 tsp)
Brown Sugar (2 tbsp)
1. Blend the pumpkin, oats and cream cheese with the milk. Adjust the amount of milk based on how thick you like your smoothie.
2. Add Pumpkin Pie Spice. If, like me, you’re sure you bought pumpkin pie spice but you can’t seem to find it in the cupboard even though you took everything out, you can substitute: 1 tsp cinnamon, pinch nutmeg, pinch cloves, big pinch ginger.
3. Add sugar and taste. If you like it sweeter, add a bit more sugar.
4. Let it sit for a good 5 minutes. This helps soften the oats.
The Smoothie Solution
Janine used to be cranky, tired, thirsty, and hungry when she first came home, but instead of sitting down, resting, and eating or drinking, she would bustle around the house, cleaning up after the kids (and me). Then she’d be desperate for dinner, which I usually hadn’t even started cooking yet (since I had also just finished my work day).
One day I realized the solution: I would hand her a tasty smoothie when she came in the door from work, it might help keep her happy until dinner. Thus, the Smoothie Solution was born.