Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Happy Thanksgiving!

With all the cooking and baking and everything you will be doing today, why don’t you take a few minutes and make this smoothie for breakfast. Or make tomorrow before you do Black Friday shopping. I found this recipe on pinterest, but it originally comes from Shugary Sweets.

Ingrdients:

  • 1/2 Cup of Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Large Banana
  • 6-8 Ice Cubes
  • 6 oz Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1/2 Tsp of Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 Tsp of Agave Nectar or Honey
  • 3 Tbsp of Milk
  • Pinch of Nutmeg
  • Whipped Cream

Directions:

  1. In a blender combine pumpkin, banana, ice, yogurt, pumpkin pie spice, nectar or honey, and milk.
  2. Pulse until smooth.
  3. Serve with Whipped Cream and a pinch of nutmeg.

Thoughts After Reading:

I did not like it.

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It was not good with a weird aftertaste. Forget what I said in the beginning DO NOT make it.

For more holiday posts, go to Flag Cake

For more smoothies, go to Blueberry Earl Grey Tea Smoothie

For more pinterest recipes, go to Crock-Pot Potato & Kielbasa Chowder

For more pumpkin recipes, go to Harvest Pumpkin Scones

Dark Choco Almond Butter Cookies

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Dark Choco Almond Butter Cookies

Thoughts before baking:

So my cubicle at work was the kind of placeholder for objects, until I was hired. Subsequently I have a broken printer, an out of date phone, and a ton of boxes throughout the space. One day I was going through the boxes, looking for the perfect one to store some things and I found this recipe on a Vitacost box. They sounded good and are gluten-free, dairy-free, and low in calories. So I thought, let’s make them!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup of Almond Butter
  • 3/4 Cup of Natural Sweetener (I used Agave Nectar)
  • 1 Large Egg (or 1 tablespoon of flax and three tablespoons of water)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 3 oz of Dark Chocolate Pieces or Chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Combine the almond butter, natural sweetener, egg, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Stir.
  4. Add chocolate.
  5. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls onto parchment lined baking sheets.
  6. Let them cool, then enjoy.

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Thoughts after baking:

They were delicious!

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I thought they tasted great and ate a bunch. My niece didn’t like them as she thought they weren’t sweet enough and the texture of the almond butter was strange, but I loved them. I will definitely be making these in the future.

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For more low-calorie recipes, go to Cinnamon, Banana, & Peanut Butter Rice Cakes

For more cookies, go to Butter Berry Cookies

For more dessert, go to Strawberry Shortcake

For more recipes, go to Broccoli & Tortellini Salad with Pesto