Pumpkin Smoothie

Option A: Cheapest Winter Smoothie
Serves 1-2 depending on whether it's a meal in and of itself or a drink with a meal

This one is, for our family, also the most accessible--meaning we tend to have milk and, yes, even cream readily available.

2/3 C pumpkin or sweet potato puree
1 C milk (I used whole (raw) and I expect 2% would be good too. Go lower than that, and I make no promises, but if you're used to it, it'll probably be okay.)
1 banana
1-2 Tbsp sugar or agave nectar
1 Tbsp heavy whipping cream (optional)
1 tsp flavored coffee creamer (optional)
nutmeg (optional, unless you're me and find it of supreme importance in frothy winter drinks)

Blend all ingredients. If you've got the time, put it in the freezer for a half hour or so and then blend again. This will make it frothier and yummier, as will the addition of the optional whipping cream. Add creamer and/or nutmeg if you wish.

Option 2: Almond Winter Smoothie
Serves 1-2

2/3 C pumpkin or sweet potato puree
1 C almond milk (I'm sure rice or soy will also work to good--perhaps even better--effect)
1 banana
1-2 Tbsp sugar or agave nectar
2 Tbsp heavy whipping cream (optional)
1 tsp flavored coffee creamer (optional)
sprinkle nutmeg (optional)

Blend pumpkin, almond milk, banana, and sweetener. If you've got the time, put it in the freezer till very cold and barely beginning to freeze at edges. Then add whipping cream and re-blend. Sprinkle with nutmeg

Option 3: Coconut Winter Smoothie
Serves 1-2

2/3 C pumpkin or sweet potato puree
1/2 C milk
1/2 C coconut milk
1 banana
1-2 Tbsp sugar or agave nectar
1 tsp flavored coffee creamer such as hazelnut (optional)
nutmeg (optional)

Blend it up.
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