Pumpkin Banana Smoothie

I’ve been using my Magic Bullet blender a lot lately. The amount of times I’ve used it in just the past month is far more than in the previous years combined. It’s been nothing but smoothies all around, so when I saw this Pumpkin Smoothie on another blog (JK: The New Me) I thought I’d give it a try.

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I had some leftover pumpkin from my Pumpkin Pecan cupcakes, so this was the perfect occasion. I usually enjoy a smoothie for breakfast or lunch with a little something light, but these are pretty good whenever you’re in the mood for a little something healthy, yet sweet. Enjoy.

  • 1 whole ripened medium sized banana
  • 1/3 of a cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1/3 cup of vanilla yogurt or Greek yogurt, take your pick
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 3-5 ice cubes

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Your concoction may look like the one above. Now watch it blend. Give it a sip. It’s tasty, right? It’s not overly sweet because there’s no added sugar. Just whatever naturally occurs in the main ingredients.

I’d never had almond milk before. It’s really tasty. Also, true story, I spilled it twice trying to make this smoothie, dropped the box two times, I’m not clumsy at all, but it was 8 am. I really needed this to get my morning off to a good start. Wake and shake. Yup.

Another thing, I’ve bought Greek yogurt before and did not like it at all, so I settled for regular old vanilla yogurt. I didn’t want to get stuck with a small tub of yogurt that no one in the house would touch. At least with this I can still toss in a little pecan granola cereal and enjoy a late night snack.

You know what? Drinks are hard to make look good in photographs. Ah well. Hey, let me know what you think of this. Want to see the other smoothie concoctions I make myself for breakfast? I’ll share if you do, heck, even if you don’t I’ll share.

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