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I seriously can’t get enough pumpkin this season.  It’s my absolute favorite thing to consume, and it doesn’t hurt that it’s so incredibly healthy!

I can’t promise this shake is the most healthy thing in the world.  BUT I can promise you that you will be one happy camper after guzzling this delectable treat!

Pumpkin Pie Shake

1/3 cup pumpkin puree (either fresh or canned) – NOT the Pumpkin Pie Mix

1/2 cup milk (I used unsweetened Rice Milk)

1/4 cup vanilla

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

2 Tbsp maple syrup (or brown sugar)

2 cups ice cream- depending on how thick you’d like your shake (I used a soy ice cream from Trader Joe’s)

Graham Crackers for crumbling on top!

Blend everything up except ice cream.  Once it’s smooth and frothy, add ice cream and finish blending.  Don’t blend too long, or you’ll end up with a slushy consistency.  Crumble graham cracker crumbs on top and ENJOY!!!

This is such a nice replacement for the Pumpkin Smash Smoothie at Jamba Juice (my absolute favorite treat!).

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As you will witness in the next couple of days, I’m on a HUGE pumpkin kick lately!

Aside from it being a delicious fruit (yes, it’s a FRUIT!), it’s so incredibly HEALTHY for our bodies.  Pumpkin is a super-food, packed with tons of disease-fighting nutrients.  It’s loaded with Vitamin A, which promotes healthy vision and immune function.  It is also loaded with Vitamin C, E, beta carotene, fiber, magnesium and potassium.  So, go out today and get some of that fabulous fruit, and stay tuned for all kinds of recipes!

 

In the meantime, try this recipe out for breakfast.

 

Pumpkin Pie Steel-Cut Oats (makes 4 decent-sized bowls)

3 cups water

1 cup Steel Cut Oats (or regular oats will work)

1 cup pureed pumpkin

1.5 tsp pumpkin pie spice

2-4 tsp pure maple syrup

1 cup almond milk

cinnamon for sprinkling

 

Combine the water and oats in a saucepan.  Heat until boiling and then reduce heat to a low simmer, and simmer for about 10 minutes.

Add the pumpkin puree, spice and maple syrup, and half of the milk. Stir until combined.

Ladle into your favorite bowl and sprinkle with some cinnamon and add a little splash of milk.

 

ENJOY!  You’ll feel like you’re eating pumpkin pie.