Halloween Pumpkin Smoothie

pumpkin

1 can pumpkin puree (or use the homemade recipe below and make it fresh)
1 c skim milk
1 med banana
1 t honey
1/8 t. cinnamon
1 pinch nutmeg

Put all ingredients into blender and whirl until smooth. You can add more milk a tablespoon at a time to reach desired consistency.

Homemade pumpkin puree

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Cut the pumpkin in half, stem to base.
Remove seeds and pulp (you can roast seeds if you like)
Cover each half with foil.
Bake in the preheated oven, foil side up, 1 hour, or until tender.
Scrape pumpkin meat from shell halves and puree in a blender or food processor.
Strain to remove any remaining stringy pieces.
Store frozen in freezer bags.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

There are some people who live for their pumpkin. They are pumpkin addicts. If this sums you up and you want a different idea for a smoothie, then you have not tried the pumpkin pie smoothie. Here is how to make it.

1 fifteen ounce can of solid pumpkin puree

1 twelve ounce can of frozen apple juice concentrate

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp ground cinnamon

2 ½ cups water

Now, before you go to blend these things, you need to take the pumpkin and remove it from the can. When you do this, you then need to freeze it for an hour. After that you are going to blend everything but the water then as you start blending it, you need to add the water in. There you have the pumpkin pie smoothie.