Vegan pumpkin pie smoothie

pumpkin pie smoothie

Guess who’s not cooking all week because she has to cook on Thursday!?!? This girl. So, it’s smoothies and egg sandwiches for dinner until Thursday. Also, I spent like a bazillion hours at the grocery store yesterday just getting things for Thursday, so there’s no way I’m going back. Ain’t nobody got time for that, as they say.

I do have my Thanksgiving menu all planned out. I’m following this New York Times article, just to make sure I don’t forget anything:

Until then, let’s make something that doesn’t involve a dozen burn marks up my arms from the oven racks. 

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, serves 1, adapted from Dr. Lipman’s newsletter

-1 1/4 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened coconut)
-1/2 cup canned pumpkin
-about 1/4 of an avocado
-1 T protein powder of choice (I used Sunwarrior vanilla)
-2 medjool dates
-1 T flax seeds (use 1 T ground flax seeds if you don’t have a high speed blender)
-1 t molasses
-dash cinnamon
-dash nutmeg

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Place all ingredients in a high speed blender for about 1-2 minutes or until flax seeds and dates are liquified.
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Pour into a glass and top with a little extra cinnamon and nutmeg for garnish.

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Enjoy with your feet up in preparation for Thursday!
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4 thoughts on “Vegan pumpkin pie smoothie

  1. Ling says:

    Yes! A reason to use molasses and my flax, I have to buy dates, and a 1/4 avacado means the entire half– who eats a quarter?

    I’m also in charge of cranberry sauce, which I don’t love, so I haven’t looked at one recipe yet… Grrr. Xoxo!! We’re around all weekend with Gil!

  2. CCC says:

    Late Congrats on being published — that’s awesome (as are your photos)!
    Also, looks like that push from Joman got a quick entry with the pumpkin pie smoothie.
    I love pumpkin and so having one of these before I start on the Shipyard Pumpkin-Head Ale should keep me from getting too buzzed…

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