1. I love everything fall
2. I miss the ability to consume and properly digest pumpkin beer, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, etc.
3. I had a sweet tooth and an unmistakable craving for pumpkin
But in all reality, who really needs a reason other than the simple desire to enjoy a guilt free dessert!
Oh by the way, I am horrible at giving exact measurements. I rarely use measuring spoons or cups, and I will not pretend to do so. If you don’t understand my recipe come over to my house and I will personally teach you my recipe using the same methods my mother used to teach me (thanks mom!).
4 heaping soup spoons of pumpkin puree
1/2 container of vanilla almond milk yogurt
3 second pour of almond milk (or enough to make your smoothie drinkable)
3 circular pours of maple syrup (more or less for desired sweetness)
2-3 shakes pumpkin pie spice (I have my own secret recipe or you can use store brand)
handful of ice cubes
Throw all the ingredients into the blender with extra gusto and joy, because you are about to experience pumpkin bliss, and blend until smooth. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!
Next time I might try adding a shot of espresso or Kahlua, or both! Or maybe some spiced rum! But those options are not exactly Paleo friendly and this smoothie is delicious without it!