Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie (low carb)

Rachel had her wisdom teeth removed today, and couldn't eat or drink anything this morning.  I wanted to be sensitive to that but also have something nourishing, so I made a smoothie. 

Fall - best season of the year (in my humble opinion).   And best flavor? Pumpkin !  I love pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin cheesecakes...al...



I found this recipe last year, and I liked it. I  sweeten it to taste with a sweetener that doesn't trigger the glycemic index.  For this I used xylitol*.

The recipe is so simple - 

1/4 cup of pumpkin
1/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup of water
1 tsp vanilla
sweetener
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice**
1/2 cup ice

Put it all in the blender and mix it up!

It's very tasty!

You can easily make this recipe non low carb by using regular sugar.


*xylitol is toxic to dogs.  If you have dogs that get into your treats you may want to use a different sweetener.

** I make this with just cinnamon.

Are you a fan of pumpkin drinks in the fall?  What's your favorite?  Feel free to share links with us!

8 comments:

  1. Love pumpkin drinks!! I think I'll make myself one of these for breakfast in the morning. (I'll use regular sugar to sweeten mine, but not too much.) Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    Praying that Rachel recovers quickly from her dental surgery!!

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    1. You'll have to tell me how you liked it!

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  2. What a great idea. I am going to try this!

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  3. OOh, this looks good, I may have make it since I am on a low carb diet.

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  4. I've never had a pumpkin drink, although people I know love pumpkin spice lattes. This does look delicious.

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  5. That sounds so good! And with the unusual heat we're having, a cold smoothie would be pretty refreshing. Can't wait to try it.

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  6. Oh, how tempting! Should be very satisfying :)
    Thanks for the recipe.

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