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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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Smoothie I’m loving now

I’m a smoothie girl.

I have one just about every morning for breakfast, unless I’m running late (in which case I skip the smoothie and snack constantly until about 11:30am when I finally give up and go to lunch). My usual morning smoothie involves almond milk, Vega Vanilla Chai, chia seeds, spinach and banana. This is great in the morning, but sometimes a girl needs a milkshake for dinner.

When this girl needs a milkshake for dinner once in a blue moon a week, I love:

1 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 t unsweetened cocoa powder (I like Green & Black’s)
1 T honey
1 ripe banana
1 scoop Sun Warrior
1/5 block of tofu (silken if you can get it, if not, firm will do)
a few chocolate chips!

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Since I gave up added sweets for Lent (ugh – how many days left?!) I have been substituting the honey for an extra half of a banana and the chocolate chips for raw cacao nibs. Not quite the same, but I think I heard someone sing once that you can’t always get what you want 🙂
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Blend everything together and garnish with a few chocolate chips or cacao nibs. Dinner is served!

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