In every household, the members have certain jobs. Sometimes these jobs are designated and other times they are just assumed. Jobs can vary from indoor work, yard work, laundry, dishes, cooking, etc. Well, in my house we also have a finder. Maybe you know this person. They seem to know where anything and everything is located within the house. Something is misplaced…ask the finder. You want to re-read your favorite book, but are not sure where it is..ask the finder. Important documents needed, special pen, hair clip, it doesn’t matter how big or small…ask the finder. Over the years, the finder has been me. My mind’s eye can remember where I last saw all sorts of things. Now granted I can’t remember why I left one room to go to another, but I know where things are located. Well, now I’m noticing my daughter is also a finder! Her brother was looking for some headphones all over the house, she gets up and voila…headphones. Why is it that some people are good at finding and others can’t find sunglasses on their head? 😀
Not only does my daughter have being a finder in common with me, we both love pumpkin. At the first signs of fall, she is asking for pumpkin bread, bars, muffins, pie, and smoothies. Oh yeah, a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie…
This one of our favorites! It has all the flavors of pumpkin pie with little effort at all!
Pumpkin is an excellent source of fiber, vitamin A as beta-carotene, vitamin C, and potassium. I love fresh pumpkin, but as an easy go-to canned pumpkin is awesome. It is equally as nutritious as fresh and actually has more nutrients in each can because it is concentrated through cooking. Just be sure to get 100% pure pumpkin and not pumpkin pie mix.
(one cup fresh pumpkin, boiled, mashed)
Vitamin A: 12,230 IU
Potassium: 564 milligrams
Fiber: 2.7 grams
Beta-carotene: 5,135 mcg
Lutein/zeaxanthin: 2,484 mcg
This super simple Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is sure to cure any pumpkin pie craving. Begin by gathering a few ingredients….
Oops, there should be a banana in there too 😀
- 1 cup ice
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- ½ cup plain 0% greek yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 small banana
- ½ cup almond milk
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 packet stevia
- 2 low-fat graham crackers, divided
- Add all ingredients into a blender, except for 1 graham cracker.
- Blend until smooth.
- Top smoothie with crumbled graham cracker.
I just love this smoothie. It is thick, creamy, and full of delicious pumpkin pie flavors. I add a crumbled graham cracker on top for a little “pie” crunch. Don’t skip this part it makes a big difference 😀