Are you drinking your green smoothie daily? For more ideas hop over to our friends Simple Green Smoothies. Their 30 day Green Smoothie Challenge is going on now. But this Green Pumpkin Smoothie is not to be overlooked. Subtle hints of pumpkin... Yummm.
GREEN PUMPKIN SMOOTHIE
1-1/2 cups almond milk
2 cups baby spinach
1/2 of a large frozen banana chunks
3/4 cup frozen pineapples
2 heaping table spoons of the pumpkin puree mixture from the
For quick reference, here is the Pumpkin Pie Puree recipe:
2 cups diced fresh sugar pumpkin (cut to about 1” cubes or smaller)
3/4 cup pitted dates
5 tablespoons almond milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
4 tablespoons melted coconut oil
Take your sugar pumpkin, cut it in half, take out the seeds, clean and peel the skin. I easily peeled the skin of the pumpkin off with my vegetable peeler.
In your food processor, process the pumpkin, almond milk, spices, and vanilla. Blend to a nice puree. Add the dates and blend again until smooth. You will have to stop and scrape down the sides a few times to get everything combined well. Add the melted coconut oil last and blend until well incorporated.
Blend the almond milk and the spinach together first in a high speed blender. Then blend in all the other ingredients until smooth and well combined.
Pour into your favorite smoothie glass and enjoy!
I hope to be able to share at least one more recipe using the raw pumpkin puree.