My husband and I have a running joke about the fact that my youngest son is just like me. And in so many ways he is. From the fact that our feet are always cold to the fact that we both sleep with a fan and a sleep mask on every single night. Another thing we both share is our dislike for eating first thing in the morning. Frankly I could wait until lunch to eat, but obviously I can’t send my little guy off to school everyday without something in his tummy. That sort of forces me to get a little creative when it comes to a light breakfast. I generally make him a smoothie because it’s filling, but not overly heavy. One other thing that he and I have in common is our love of all things pumpkin! I decided to make him a “Lighter” Pumpkin Pie Smoothie recently and it was a huge hit. With both of us.
“Lighter” Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Here’s what you need:
- 1 can of pumpkin puree (pumpkin pie filling)
- 1 large banana
- 6 or 7 ice cubes
- 1 container of your favorite vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp of honey
- 3 Tbsp of Hood Simply Smart Milk
- Optional: whipped cream for garnish
Here’s what you do:
Put all of the ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth and BOOM – that’s it.
THAT’S IT you guys! Easy peasy.
This Pumpkin Pie Smoothie seriously couldn’t be easier to make and if you’re a lover of pumpkin things like myself, you will love this! Promise. Garnish it will a little whipped cream and nutmeg like I did if you like.
You probably noticed that I used Hood Simply Smart Milk in this recipe and since it’s a product that I use regularly and already love, I want to tell you why I love it.
What makes Hood’s ultra-filtered Simply Smart Milk better than other milk products? It has more protein, more calcium, less fat, less cholesterol and fewer calories than whole and 2% milk, yet it still offers a rich and creamy taste you can’t find in other low-fat milks. Simply Smart Milk is also the perfect way to elevate any recipe that requires milk (like this smoothie) – providing a full-bodied taste without added fat. Ultra-filtered Hood Simply Smart Milk gives you benefits that regular milk simply can’t.
- Hood Simply Smart Milk is Ultra-filtered to give you the best of what milk has to offer.
- Simply Smart Milk comes from Hood, which is a leader in high quality dairy products.
- Nutrition specifics:
Hood will also be participating in the American Heart Association’s Boston Heart Walk on September 9th. If you’re local and you are interested in walking to help fight, check in for the American Heart Association’s Boston Heart Walk starts at 9 am at the DCR Hatch Shell. Be sure to stop by Hood’s booth if you end up going to the event either as a walker or a cheerleader. The folks from Hood would love to meet you.
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So the next time you are at the store, grab some Hood Simply Smart Milk and make yourself a “Lighter” Pumpkin Pie Smoothie. Whether it’s for breakfast or an after-school snack, this smoothie is perfect for all the pumpkin lovers in your life.