Pumpkin Pie Smoothie: Perfect Fall Sipping

A perfect fall drink, this pumpkin pie smoothie is a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. Sip this smoothie for breakfast, lunch, or a healthy snack, and if you don’t have the time to steam the squash, you can substitute pumpkin pie filling.

Pefect Fall Sipping - Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 steamed butternut squash
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup crushed ice

DIRECTIONS

1.  Peel butternut squash.  Cut in half and scoop away the seeds and membranes. Cut into 1 inch pieces.  If you’re new to using butternut squash, check out Cooking Light’s “How To Peel And Cut Butternut Squash” tutorial.

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2.  Steam the butternut squash in the microwave.  Put cut pieces of squash into a microwave safe bowl.  Add in 2 tablespoons of water and cover.  Microwave for 5 minutes.  Pieces will be fork tender when ready.

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3.  In a blender combine butternut squash, milk, honey, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and crushed ice.  Give it a whiz and enjoy!

photo (69)To Note: Turn this smoothie into a popsicle by freezing in molds.

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