Category Archives: Pumpkin Pie

Kefir/Yogurt Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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Fiiinnalllyyy, I’m posting a pumpkin recipe.

I’ve been feeling pretty innovative with the Redwood Hill Farm and Green Valley Organics yogurts and Kefirs, but this recipe came straight from the PR people at Redwood Hill.

And I do not suggest you change it; it’s pretty perfect!

Sorry about the photo quality, they’re iPhone pictures.  Also, don’t forget to enter my giveaway!

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Kefir/Yogurt Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
From: Green Valley Organics

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Green Valley Organics or Redwood Hill Farm Plain Kefir or plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice or cider
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/2 medium fresh or frozen banana or 2 pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 Tbs. sweetener of choice (we like maple syrup)
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. ground cinnamon (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (optional)
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes (adjust to reach desired consistency)

Directions:

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Top It Off: Add a couple of tablespoons of cinnamon granola (and a bit of candied ginger) to the top, grab a spoon, close your eyes and you’ll swear you’re enjoying Thanksgiving pumpkin pie.

PER SERVING: 295 CAL; 8G PROT; 5G TOTAL FAT (2G SAT. FAT); 54G CARB; 5MG CHOL; 124MG SOD; 5G FIBER; 32G SUGARS*

 

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Pumpkin Pie Shake

Dear Fall,

Remember a couple weeks ago when I expressed my love for you?  Well, now I’m kind of upset with you.  Do you see this obsession that has come over me?  I drove an hour today just to get snacks that are affiliated with you.  I bought a bag of Hershey’s Candy Corn Kisses, a bag of Hershey’s Pumpkin Spice Kisses, and a bag of pumpkin spice candy corn, and had to get ahold of myself when I searched forever only to find that the Pumpkin Pie Poptarts weren’t being sold.  (Seriously Target?) I dedicated a day to finding fall treats that aren’t sold anywhere near here just to find out that the Pumpkin Pie Poptarts weren’t there, Fall.  If it weren’t for the Hershey’s Kisses and candy corn, I may have thrown a fit, right there in the middle of the store.  Anyway, I would greatly appreciate it if you would help me control this obsession because it’s getting a bit ridiculous.

Love
Katie

P.S.  The orange stain on the letter?  Oh yeah, sorry, that’s the pumpkin pie shake.  It’s your fault. 

Pumpkin Pie Shake
Adapted from: Our Best Bites

1/3 C pumpkin puree
1/4 C milk
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 T sugar or brown sugar
2 C vanilla ice cream
1-2 graham crackers, nilla wafers, etc.  I used leftover pie crust.

I started out by trying to put this in the blender.  That didn’t work out so well for me, so I pretty much ended up doing it all by hand.  Just mix everything together! (You can stir the graham crackers/nilla wafers/pie crust in or crumble on top.  I stirred mine in)  Top with whipped cream.

Pumpkin Pie Shake

Dear Fall,

Remember a couple weeks ago when I expressed my love for you?  Well, now I’m kind of upset with you.  Do you see this obsession that has come over me?  I drove an hour today just to get snacks that are affiliated with you.  I bought a bag of Hershey’s Candy Corn Kisses, a bag of Hershey’s Pumpkin Spice Kisses, and a bag of pumpkin spice candy corn, and had to get ahold of myself when I searched forever only to find that the Pumpkin Pie Poptarts weren’t being sold.  (Seriously Target?) I dedicated a day to finding fall treats that aren’t sold anywhere near here just to find out that the Pumpkin Pie Poptarts weren’t there, Fall.  If it weren’t for the Hershey’s Kisses and candy corn, I may have thrown a fit, right there in the middle of the store.  Anyway, I would greatly appreciate it if you would help me control this obsession because it’s getting a bit ridiculous.

Love
Katie

P.S.  The orange stain on the letter?  Oh yeah, sorry, that’s the pumpkin pie shake.  It’s your fault. 

Pumpkin Pie Shake
Adapted from: Our Best Bites

1/3 C pumpkin puree
1/4 C milk
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 T sugar or brown sugar
2 C vanilla ice cream
1-2 graham crackers, nilla wafers, etc.  I used leftover pie crust.

I started out by trying to put this in the blender.  That didn’t work out so well for me, so I pretty much ended up doing it all by hand.  Just mix everything together! (You can stir the graham crackers/nilla wafers/pie crust in or crumble on top.  I stirred mine in)  Top with whipped cream.