Perfect Pumpkin Pie Gingerbread Smoothie

What to do with an extra can of pumpkin in the pantry? Smoothie it, of course. I first made this on Halloween, perfected it the next day, and now I’m officially obsessed. Inspired by Angela’s Pumpkin Pie Monster.

Ingredients:

1/4 c canned pumpkin

1 c milk of choice (I use Almond Breeze unsweetened vanilla)

1.5 t pumpkin pie spice (or 1 t cinnamon, 1/4 t nutmeg, 1/4 t ginger)

1/2 t vanilla extract

1 t blackstrap molasses

1 small banana, frozen in chunks

Directions: Throw everything in the blender and blend away until smooth, starting with the lowest setting first.

I’m so glad this happened. It seriously tastes like pumpkin pie and gingerbread! Enjoy it outside while breathing crisp autumn air into your lungs.

To make that pretty little frothy bit at the top: After pouring the smoothie into a glass, just drop a couple tablespoons of almond milk back into the blender and blend for a few seconds. This gets some of the remaining smoothie out of the bottom of the blender, too. Then pour it on top and voila. Beauty.

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