Creamy Pumpkin Smoothies

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I am just loving my new Blendtec Blender. I can’t say enough good things about it. It’s worth getting, worth saving for…or better yet, put it on your holiday wish list. The machine is an ice-crushing mad-man (Yes, I have decided my Blendtec is male in gender, due to his sheer STRENGTH). I love him.

AND, we have announced a winner for the Blendtec Blender Giveaway. Go over and see who won…was it you? Thanks to everyone who participated, there were so many funny comments and heartfelt ones too. I wish you all could have won! And so many of you need a blender, how are you all living without one!?

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Now let’s talk about these mason jar lids. Are they not the cutest thing ever for the kids…or for you? You can get them here. And the orange striped straws, I couldn’t live another day without them.

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I used Chobani Greek Yogurt in my smoothie for a little added protein. I love this stuff.

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Creamy Pumpkin Smoothies

Recipe from: Inspired by Blendtec Recipes | Serves: 5 eight ounce smoothies

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 bananas quartered and frozen
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Directions

  • Add ingredients to blender jar in the order shown. If you have a Blendtec, just press the "smoothie" button. If using another blender, use as you normally do. Serve immediately.
  • ~You can easily turn this into a power smoothie by adding 2 Tablespoons of soy, rice, hemp or whey protein.

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These really make you feel like it’s autumn!

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15 Comments and 6 Replies

  1. I have a Blendtec and totally love it too! Smoothie making is finally easy. Those mason jar lids are so cute! And I love your addition of greek yogurt for added protein. Yum :)

  2. Cathy, those little jars with the lids are so cute! This sounds like a sweet treat for after school snacking. Thanks!!

  3. Jessica 5

    What can I substitute for bananas? My husband has a banana allergy…

  4. You have no idea how depressing it is to have everything to make this smoothie besides the blender! Sigh. But I’ll definitely be making these next weekend at our cabin house – woo!

  5. Oh yum! These look delish, Cathy! My kiddos saw it too and asking me to make them :) Do I have a choice? :) Have a fabulous weekend!

  6. Rachel 13

    Any thoughts in a substitute for bananas? These sound delish!

  7. Pat 14

    I’d try apples in place of banana.

  8. Susie Le 15

    I mentioned this above, but I suggested dates in place of bananas for their sweetness. :)

  9. Maria 16

    Oh my, these were soooooo good!! Very easy to make too :) I couldn’t help myself and added just squirt to the top of mine, it was just like pie. mmmmm….

    For the person looking for a banana substitute I would try a little instant oatmeal to help thicken the shake and just a tad more sugar to make up for the sweetness.

  10. Maria 17

    ^^^Just a squirt of whipped cream, that is.

  11. Melanie 18

    I added 1/4 cup brown sugar and it was delish!

  12. Melanie 19

    My yogurt was “plain” instead of vanilla so that may be why I needed a little more sweetness.

  13. Robin 20

    How about firm tofu instead of bananas?

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