Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie (Recipe)

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Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 slices of butternut or other orange squash. About 3/4 cup 1/2 inch cubes.
  • 1 packet of flax meal (2TBSP)
  • 3/4 cup plain yoghurt
  • 1 cup of baby spinach
  • 1TBSP Honey
  • 1 allspice berry or 1/8 tsp.
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • a pinch nutmeg
  • This is a very earthy pumpkin pie smoothie. If you want it sweeter and a bit more of a treat /dessert then you can use vanilla or maple yoghurt. The sweetness varies with the squash you use so taste as you go.

    Directions

  • Pour water over the squash cubes in a bowl, cover and steam the squash for 2 minutes in the microwave.
  • Mash the squash with a pinch of cinnamon and some brown sugar if you want it sweeter. Otherwise just toss the squash no liquid into the blender.
  • Add a 1/4 cup of cold water to blend and cool the squash.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients.
  • Blend. You can finish the smoothie off with a swirl of maple syrup or boiled cider and a fresh sprinkling of grated cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • I like my smoothies very cold so I serve this one over ice.
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    You can use a spice mix like Soluna Garden Farms’ Ras El
    Hanout for Coffee. I also like using this boiled cider instead of maple syrup as my finishing touch.

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