Hello, pumpkin pie smoothie. You may not think pie and smoothies go together but you would be wrong.
The past few years we’ve gone back to Oklahoma in October to visit my parents and one stop that is always a must for me is Andy’s Frozen Custard. They have the best and the worst (if you’re into feeling guilty for what you eat) Pumpkin Pie Concrete. That’s right. A whole slice of pumpkin pie meets frozen custard and it’s the best thing, ever.
I know I could easily recreate the masterpiece at home but 1) it just won’t be the same and 2) I can never bring myself to actually make something that contains that much sugar and calories for myself at home. I like to save treats like that for special occasions, like the Midwest in the fall. While I won’t put a slice of pumpkin pie in a blender at home, I will make this delicious pumpkin pie smoothie and it is delicious!
Manuela wrote this recipe (and took the incredibly gorgeous pictures) and I have to say, she hit the nail on the head! As soon as I could freeze another round of bananas, I had this pumpkin pie smoothie in the blender! The beauty of it is that you can make it for any time of the day: breakfast, snack-time or dessert time. While I am a huge advocate for oatmeal in smoothies, I think the next time I’ll add some graham crackers to make it a little more desert-like.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
The perfect fall treat when your craving a decadent slice of pumpkin pie but want to keep it on the healthier side.
- 1 sliced banana, frozen
- ¾ cup pumpkin
- 1 cup milk (any kind)
- 2 Tbsp pumpkin spice (I am being extremely generous here!!!)
- Maple Syrup (I used 2 Tbsp because I like it a bit sweet)
- 1 Tbsp oatmeal (for extra nourishment)
- Blend everything in a blender until real smooth. Top it off with whipped cream topping, if desired.
- We like to stir the whipped cream in with the smoothie - that combination made it taste just like a pumpkin pie, but without all those extra calories and carbs. Ha!