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Monday
Oct182010

Creamy Dairy-Free Pumpkin Smoothie

Anyone want some pumpkins? We've got an abundance with plenty to share! Every other day, it seems, I've been cooking up a couple of pie pumpkins in the slow cooker, a method I read about at Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free. I've made pumpkin bars, pumpkin pie, dehydrated pumpkin granola balls (total bomb!), pumpkin puree for my dog (yup, she needs to lose some weight) and today, a pumpkin smoothie. Let me know if you agree that it tastes a lot like chilled pumpkin pie served in a glass! Pumpkin is loaded with vitamin A and antioxidant carotenoids and is a good source of vitamins C, K and E, and lots of minerals, including magnesium, potassium and iron. I'll drink to that!

Creamy Dairy-Free Pumpkin Smoothie

Gluten-Free | Casein-Free | Citrus-Free | Corn-Free | Dairy-Free | Egg-Free | Fish-Free | Nightshade-Free | Peanut-Free | Potato-Free | Rice-Free | Shellfish-Free | Soy-Free | Wheat-Free | Grain-Free | GFCF | Vegetarian | Vegan

Serves:  2-4
Prep Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups ALMOND MILK (how to make almond milk)
1/2 cup cooked PUMPKIN PUREE (here is the slow cooker method for cooking pumpkin)
1/4 cup raw WALNUTS (preferably soaked and rinsed in water for 8-10 hours, but not necessary)
1 APPLE, cored and quartered
3 tablespoons no sugar added APPLE BUTTER (such as Tap 'n Apple)
1 tablespoon MAPLE SYRUP
Pinch SEA SALT
1-2 cups ICE

Directions:

Blend all ingredients, except for ice, on high in a high-powered blender (such as a Blendtec) for one minute. Add ice and blend until smooth. The colder the better!

Add additional almond milk or water to adjust smoothie consistency to your liking.

Reader Comments (15)

Pumpkin pie in a glass? Sign me up! I must have missed Amy's slow cooker method. That's genius! I have everything at home except the apple butter. Any suggestions for quick subs there? Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!

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Hi Stephanie! You could leave the apple butter out and add your sweetener of choice. I like Tap 'n Apple apple butter because there is no added sugar ... and the carb count is pretty low. No biggie leaving it out though :)

-Lexie

October 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Okay, this will be a huge winner with my kiddos. Their favorite fall dessert is my crustless pumpkin pie. So I am sure that they would think this was a total treat. Especially if I call it a pumpkin pie milkshake instead of a smoothie (they have caught on to my tricks that my smoothies are full of secret healthy ingredients, so while they drink them they do not ask for seconds and thirds anymore). Totally cool recipe Lex! Cannot wait to try this one. I have 3 pie pumpkins sitting on my counter from the farmer's market this weekend.

xo
k

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Ahem ... oh yes, this is a milkshake!! I am trying the same tactic with my 4-year old. "Smoothie" is not doing it anymore. Aggh.

-Lexie

October 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKim @ Cook It Allergy Free

This looks heavenly! LOVE PUMPKIN!
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Hi Joudie ... good day over there :) I am sooo loving your blog ( moodfoodblog.com ). That Yoghurt cake ... well I'll be over for tea and some. In the next few years we hope to make a trip to England (I went to Nottingham Poly for a stint and loved it) for a family vacation. Would be fun to meet you!

- Lexie

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjoudie's mood food

YUM!!! Looks good! I made one the other day with spinach. :)

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I LOVE brave ones like you :) Eating salads and veggies takes so much time ... I really prefer just gulping them down, ha! Thanks for sharing, Noelle!

-Lexie

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNoelle

Yummo Lexie! I will certainly have to try this, in fact, this may be what we are having instead of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving! Do you by chance have a recipe for dairy-free, egg-free pumpkin pie that actually resembles a pumpkin pie? :-D

xo,
Heidi

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How's that new bed? You deserve a week's sleep in it after last week! So about a GFCFEF pumpkin pie ... I think Spunky Coconut is working on one. I tried last year -- thickening with flax and chia eggs -- but it the consistency was ODD. There are some suggestions in the comments of my recent Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger post. I will definitely let you know if I try one and it's a success.

-Lexie

This looks amazing! I also just made my first pumpkin puree (and Gromit loves it too), but the crock pot seems much better than heating the entire oven. You should have a pumpkin week because some of your other treats sound awesome too! :oD

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAbby

A belated thank you for stopping by my blog. I am so so so glad you did as I am really enjoying discovering yours and just subscribed!

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterValerie @ City|Life|Eats

YUM!! OKay this is the 3rd recipe for pumpkin smoothies I've seen! HAVE to add this to my must try list!!! :-)
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Thanks Carrie!

I can't believe I didn't see your smoothies before I just posted mine! Just found this post in my neglected In Box. LOL Wow, on how orange they are, Lex. Love the bright color and all the flavors. So glad ours are so different; otherwise, folks would think I was a copycat. :-(

xo,
Shirley

October 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShirley @ gfe

Shirley,

Enjoyed your smoothie post, too!

- Lexie

October 26, 2010 | Registered CommenterLexie

What a fantastic Halloween recipe! I just had to feature it on my blog! Happy Halloween!
http://www.thecleaneatingmama.com/2010/10/what-spooktacular-time.html

October 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Clean Eating Mama

Finally got to try this for breakfast this morning......Oh yum:)

November 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGina Fussinger

Lexie, I will be featuring this smoothie recipe in my post, "10 Super Smoothies", fyi! I couldn't pass up a bright orange smoothie! Oh and i LOVE pumpkin!

March 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTessa Domestic Diva

This looks so fantastic and nourishing. Would you mind posting this to my blog carnival superfood sunday

http://www.painfreepregnancy.org/2012/03/superfood-sunday-3rd-edition-march-11.html

Thanks!!!

Kristi

March 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristi

made this this morn! Yummy! I used pecans, and stevia as a sweetener. Also added an orange wedge and chia seeds and left the apple butter out...i seriously love my blendtec and that it can turn whole nuts and whole apples into something creamy!

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTessa Domestic Diva

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