Tonight I went by Michael's to pick up some essentials ;) and then hurried home to try out a recipe.
I rushed through my dinner (a pork chop my feller made and froze earlier in the week) so I could savor dessert! Pumpkin smoothie! It's very pumpkiny, but if you're anything like me, that's a good thing. Recipe and photos!
Obviously, you will need some pumpkin. The nicer way to do this is surely by scooping out fresh pumpkin guts yourself, but when I read the recipe, I just couldn't wait to devour it, which is why I opted for Libby's. So into the blender it went!
Then I "measured" out 1/4 cup of light brown sugar.
Note the mug. I stopped traditionally measuring things when I moved in with the feller. My old roommate had the measuring cups, and all of his were in metric. I eyeball everything now, and though it sometimes makes for overly fluffy cakes or slightly dry pancakes, everything is prepared with love and extra thought.
That said, toss in 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon!
Great. Before adding my 2 cups of milk
I tossed in some ice. The recipe I found suggests that you actually freeze the pumpkin pureé for at least 24 hours, microwave it a bit to pour it into your blender, and make the whole thing without ice. Again, I just couldn't wait!
I suspect that the whole thing is EXTREMELY pumpkiny without the ice. With it, I'm loving it. In fact I finished my whole glass while blogging this, and I think it's time for a refill! Enjoy!