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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

The weather in Chicago has been absolutely bonkers lately.  This past weekend it was snowing and then yesterday the temperature was up in the 60s.  I'd like to the this indecisiveness means that spring is honest-to-goodness around the corner, but I know better than to think that Chicago will actually have a spring season.  Every good Chicagoan knows we practically jump from winter to summer with maybe one 70 degree day thrown in for good measure.

Anyhoo, I am going to enjoy this warmer weather while it lasts.  I made this smoothie a few weeks back, but it would be a nice little faux-spring treat.  It could even stand in place of a breakfast if you wanted to get really crazy!

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

                             

1/2 cup pumpkin
1 frozen banana
2 tbsp dry oatmeal
1/2 cup milk 
dash cinnamon and nutmeg

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor.  Blend until combined.  

16 comments:

  1. that. looks. amazing.
    xx jes

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  2. ooooh, this sounds good. I need to try this out and vary my smoothie repertoire.

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  3. Sounds really good. And I have all the ingredients on hand. Look out tomorrow morning.

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  4. I am with you on our weather - so crazy! Hopefully we won't get any more snow - the only big pile of snow I saw yesterday was in a Jewel parking lot. :D

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    1. Isn't it strange when you see those huge piles of snow in parking lots? I mean, I get why they do it, but I still think it's weird. lol

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  5. This looks incredible!! A must try for me... Thanks!

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  6. yum! reading all the ingredients in this- I can imagine how delicious it tastes!

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  7. What a fabulous flavor for a smoothie! Even though spring is on the horizon, I'm still using pumpkin and enjoying it while the temps are cool in Texas. I think, living in Chicago, you'll be enjoying it for a bit longer though! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I'm a pumpkin-for-all-seasons girl, lol.

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  8. Oh wow, I didn't realize you guys had just had snow! Crazy! It's stayed pretty warm down here. So excited that summer is almost here! Well, at least spring is almost here, haha! :) Also this smoothie looks super yummy!

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    1. Thanks!! Yeah, the weather is a bit wonky here. Spring is definitely on its way, though! It's almost April, after all :D

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