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Friday, June 15, 2012

Pumpkin Smash Jamba Juice type Smoothie

So DS brought me a can of pumpkin and asked me to make a smoothie like the one a while ago at Jamba Juice.  They are seasonal so have been gone for a while.

Sooooooo, we googled and most of the recipes online were about the same.  Basically a milkshake or Yogurt shake with some pumpkin in them.  Not much healthy about that, especially for a kid that has some problems with milk at times.  The other filler besides ice cream is usually Soy Milk. Yuck!   Even if it weren't so bad for soy allergy people, who wants to be around for a soy burp.  Remember the smell of rancid baby burp rags after soy formula? No thanks!

Soooooo, here's what we came up with and besides tasting pretty good, its only about 108 calories each glass when you split the batch into two glasses.

1/2 cup canned Pumpkin (organic or other)
1 cup of rice milk
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups of ice

Blend till done and pour in two large glasses.

Ok, so if you want to have the milk shake version, then add 2 cups of vanilla ice cream, or 2 cups of vanilla frozen yogurt, or 2 cups of rice dream ice cream if it is still dairy and soy free.