Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Chocolate Pumpkin Hemp Smoothie

I know, pumpkin and chocolate?  Sounds sort of strange.  But the key here is to get all those wonderful health benefits from that beautiful orange squash right?  And we all know chocolate makes everything taste decadent.  I enjoyed this rich and creamy smoothie...and yes, it's still warm, warm here in Northern California (80s). So a smoothie with fall flair really fit the bill today.

This is post #1 in my chocolate + pumpkin series.  Stay tuned for the following recipes:

~Pumpkin brownies 
~Pumpkin spiced chocolate covered pears
~Pumpkin chocolate ice cream

Chocolate Pumpkin Hemp Smoothie


-1/2 cup homemade plain pumpkin puree (I used the Cinderella variety)
-4 cubes frozen hemp milk from this hemp milk recipe
-1 1/4 cups hemp milk 
-3 tablespoons honey (vegans use maple syrup, coconut nactar) 
-2 1/2 tablespoons raw cacao powder (or to taste)
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice 

How To:
1.  Combine ingredients in blender until smooth


*You can obviously use any dairy free milk
*Frozen banana would taste great 
Shared on Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays


  1. Hi! I just came across your blog through Slightly Indulgent Tuesday. Once I saw your eczema tag, you drew me in like a flash! I'm in the middle of doing an elimination diet right now and trying to figure out what other triggers there could possibly be. It's super frustrating but reading your story about your son is highly motivating!! And your homemade lotion.. WOW! I know the struggle of trying to find a healthy moisturizing cream and its amazingly difficult. Not to mention all the steroid creams from the doctor. Ugh. Anyways, I just wanted to thankyou for your post and for sharing!

  2. Hello Curly J~

    Thank you for your comment. It's very nice to meet you. Please let me know how your elimination diet goes and if you make any good connections to food and the inflammation. It's a big undertaking and how wonderful that you are doing this for your child. Good for you! I'll be posting another eczema lotion here in the next couple of weeks. This the next one will contain the same ingredients as the last, but I'm adding coconut oil and colloidial oatmeal, so stayed tuned for that. And again, good luck on your journey.

    Be Well,

  3. Tessa Domestic DivaMarch 5, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    One of my favorites, I will be featuring this smoothie recipe in my post, "10 Super Smoothies", fyi! thank you!

  4. Thanks Tessa! Can't wait to see your post. I know they'll all be super healthy..and delicious! :-)

  5. Tessa Domestic DivaOctober 17, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    Breakfast this morn, an oldie but a goodie! We added sunflower seed butter this morning and some frozen banana too!

  6. Cassidy StaufferOctober 17, 2013 at 7:06 AM

    I don't know which smoothie to try first, this one or your new butternut squash smoothie!??? They both look SO GOOD!




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