Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Pumpkin Coconut Almond Smoothie

What to do with all that pumpkin puree in my fridge?  Ah ha!  Give it to the kids in a super healthy drink.  Did it work?  I'm tipping my imaginary hat as we speak!  Hubby loved this drink too.  Seriously though, drink your pumpkin - it's super yummy.

-1 cup plain homemade pumpkin puree
-1 cup full fat coconut milk (BPA free)
-1 cup filtered water 
-1 teaspoon vanilla 
-2 tablespoons almond butter
-2 tablespoons honey (vegans, use maple syrup) add more if needed 
-2 tablespoons carob powder 
-1 teaspoon cinnamon (or just top smoothie with a pinch)

How To
1.  Add all ingredients to blender (high speed or otherwise)
2.  Blend until smooth

*My kiddos drank this straight from the blender (okay not literally - but I did when no one was looking) so it wasn't chilled and still a hit
*Place smoothie in the fridge for a few hours if desired (no separation will occur)  
*I used carob in this recipe.  I gave this drink to my kiddos today as a late afternoon pick-me up...didn't want to give my daughter stimulating cacao this late and my son can't eat cacao due to his eczema.  I would just omit this completely if you don't like carob or thinking about substituting with cacao, as if you add cacao it essentially becomes this drink - which is all good too...but this coconut pumpkin smoothie is so awesome without the very overpowering taste of chocolate.
Shared on: Pennywise Platter Thursdays, Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Wellness Weekend, 


  1. Tessa Domestic DivaDecember 4, 2011 6:13 PM

    not sure how I missed this one...have to have it...NOW! maybe dessert tonight if I can muster the energy to messy another dish?!

  2. Oh yes, you're a big pumpkin girl too. This is a very fun drink. And I'm giving you a high-five right now - I totally hear you with the dishes (sometimes I shed a little tear when I look at the disasters I make in the kitchen). Luckily my husband does them quite a bit, but he's super slow, where I can get them done in a flash (so we can watch that Netflix). Left to him we would be up until midnight. I like to give Scott a hard time about how s.l.o.w. and meticulous he is. But we make a perfect match and I wouldn't have it any other way! :-)

    Have a great night.

  3. Tessa Domestic DivaDecember 5, 2011 7:19 AM

    Mike is the dish boy in our house...that's the rule, whoever cooks doesn't clean. I am grateful for that...even when a few of the hand-washed dishes has food remnants stuck on them!! Creating good food in the kitchen is never a clean endeavor...and even if i manage to clean up everything after myself along the way...feeding 5 bodies inevitably makes it messy again! Some days I just want to leave it, I REALLY hate doing dishes. But I REALLY hate the mess more!!

  4. Tessa Domestic DivaDecember 5, 2011 9:34 AM

    breakfast....delicious...I left the water out to make it thicker, cut w/ half Coconut Dream Milk, and added 2T chia seeds!


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