Friday, October 7, 2011

Vegan MoFo #7: Pumpkin Spice Smoothie


Happy Friday!  Who wants a special Fall inspired smoothie this morning?  Once again, this is taste bud trickery because there's no pumpkin in the recipe.  It features garnet yams instead and it's creamy and delicious.  If you have a mega-sweet-tooth like me you'll sip this for breakfast, or you might call it a shake and have it for dessert.

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

2 frozen bananas cut into chunks
1 cup diced garnet yam
1 cup almond milk
4 medjool dates
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 pinch sea salt

Blend it all up in your high speed blender and enjoy.

So, this brings the first week of Vegan MoFo 2011 to a close. What a fun week!  I'm having inpirational overload from all of the awesome posts from my favorite bloggers and new blogs that I'm finding every day.  I've come across a few recipes that I might try out here sometime during MoFo.   There are so many good ideas out there.  Hope everyone has a fantastic Friday.  I'll be blogging all weekend, so stop by and say hello.

17 comments:

  1. I like dates in my smoothie too! YUM

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  2. LOVE the new banner! ANd that smoothie is gorgeous, such a pretty color and it looks so creamy! ANother lovely recipe!

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  3. Barefoot_and_frolickingOctober 7, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    yummm! This looks so good - thank you for all of your Mofo posts thus far. Inspiring raw and vegan food each and every day! :)

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  4. I have a pooper of a blender, but I think I might diced the yam first and give this a try!

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  5. Drool...that smoothie looks soooo good right now! I've been making smoothies for breakfast a lot lately. I'm definitely in a fall mood, so I'll have to try your recipe this weekend. :)

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  6. nom, looks/sounds amazing. I def need to try to make this ;)

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  7. ok the yam scares me, did it make it starchy? big points for innovation on this one!

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  8. Oh hey, sounds great! Love the idea of putting a yam in -- never would've thought to do that.

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  9. Yes, I love their caramel-y sweetness :)

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  10. Thank you! And same to you! I see that we're both guest posting over at xgfx. Looking forward to seeing you there :)

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  11. I diced the yam small for this one. They actually blend up fairly easily. Hope it works in your blender :)

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  12. You know, there was a bit of a starchy aftertaste, but not enough to bother me. The frozen bananas helped keep everything smooth and creamy. I really wanted to use carrots but didn't have any, so I just grabbed a yam. Luckily it worked, but subbing carrots would probably be just as good :)

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  13. This pretty much looks amazing. Seems sweet but also packed with fiber and nutritious vitamins.

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  14. Hi, Loving your recipes. Do you know what spices actually make up pumpkin spice? We dont have it here in Australia.

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