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)
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.
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