Pumpkin pie smoothie- dessert in a glass

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

SO YUM. I'd like to shout out to Angela over at Oh She Glows for this recipe and for Marisa- her faithful follower and my friend who introduced me to Angela's blog and to this recipe. AH-MA-ZING.
I wish I had more to show you but I couldn't resist and sucked it back faster than you could say YUMMMYYYYY.

In true Dropsie fashion, though I pledged otherwise, I ended up altering Angela's recipe just slightly as she calls for vanilla protein powder and I usually add seeds of some kind. Here's what I put in:

1/2 cup canned organic pumpkin
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp powdered ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp blackstrap molasses (unsulfured organic)
1 cup unsweetened organic vanilla almond milk
1 1/2 TB shredded flax seed
2 large ice cubes

Start with the almond milk and the flax in the blender until the flax is really ground up (I ended up chucking mine in last and didn't grind it enough) then add the rest.

Serves 1 very happy recipient.

Nutritional highlights (amounts reflect % of recommended daily intake for quantities used):

  • Pumpkin has 300% vitamin A, 9% iron, 14% fiber, also significant amounts of vitamin K, manganese, potassium, magnesium, vitamin E, vitamin C
  • flax has about 4% iron, 14% fiber, and is high in omega 3 (ALA) 
  • almond milk has 25% vitamin D and 30% riboflavin
  • molasses has 2% iron
  • cinnamon has 22% of manganese, 2% of iron
  • ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg are all strongly anti-inflammatory



Marisa said...

Loves! Very tasty :) Can you taste the molasses?

Kirsten said...

Um, not sure I could pin it down...???

Ricki said...

Sounds delicious! I've done a sweet potato smoothie (also fab) but never pumpkin. Must give this a try--not sure how I missed it on Angela's blog! :)

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