Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Like most orange-colored vegetables, pumpkin is packed with vitamin A, which keeps your eyes super healthy! And luckily you can just open a can of pumpkin instead of cooking your jack-o'-lantern. With its vanilla and spice flavors, this smoothie tastes like pie in a glass.
Blender (adult needed)
- 1⁄4 cup orange juice
- 1⁄4 cup milk
- 1⁄2 cup plain yogurt
- 1⁄4 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1⁄2 very ripe banana
- 1 pinch ground cinnamon and/or ground nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 ice cubes
Put all the ingredients in the blender.
Put the top on tightly. Turn on the blender to medium speed and blend until the ice is chopped and the mixture is smooth, 30 to 60 seconds.
Divide the smoothie equally between 2 glasses and serve right away, or refrigerate up to 4 hours.
Waste Not: You will only use a part of the can of pumpkin puree, but don't waste it! Measure out 1/4-cupfuls of the rest of it, freeze them solid on a piece of wax paper on a baking sheet, then store them in a labeled plastic bag in the freezer, where they'll be ready for future smoothies!
DID YOU KNOW?
"Dash" and "pinch" both mean an amount too small to measure. Usually a dash refers to a liquid (like vanilla or hot sauce) and a pinch refers to a powder (like cinnamon or red pepper flakes).