Recipe from Bites: Pumpkin Smoothie

by Jessie on October 19, 2012

I’m sure Emilie would say that these pumpkin smoothies would taste better if they had been made in her BlendTec but I have to say that my Ninja did a pretty awesome job at whipping up this refreshing smoothie! My kids got a kick out of an orange smoothie. It would be a fun thing to add to a breakfast menu on Halloween morning.

(Adapted from myrecipes.com)

Ingredients:

1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
3/4 cup canned pumpkin, chilled
1/2 cup ice cubes
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Dash of ground cloves
1 ripe banana, sliced and frozen
Dash of ground cinnamon (optional)

Directions:

Combine yogurt and next 8 ingredients (through banana) in a blender, and process until smooth. Garnish with dash of ground cinnamon, if desired. Serve immediately.

Jessie is the mother of three sweet kids and the author of Bites, a recipe blog that will make your mouth water.  Make sure to follow Bites on Facebook so you don’t miss a single recipe.

Make sure to follow Melody’s All Things Pumpkin Pinterest Board for even more ideas.

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Costco is generally where we pick up our canned pumpkin because it’s such a fantastic deal, but you can also find it at most grocery stores.  Amazon also sells the fantastic Farmer’s Market organic pumpkin in packs of 12.

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