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Megans Cookin: Celebrate Fall with a Pumpkin Smoothy

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Celebrate Fall with a Pumpkin Smoothy

When I was a little girl, my pumpkin love affair began. My mom use to save me a little glassful of the pumpkin pie filling after filling up the Thanksgiving pie crust. Sometimes she would skimp just a little on the pie, so I could have my taste. I use to come running in the kitchen and ask, "Did you save me any pumpkin juice?"

That was the beginning.

My Kitchen Windowsill

Then as I grew up, I always thought my favorite color was purple. Ask me today and I would say my favorite was purple. But one time someone said to me something about my favorite color being orange. My favorite color is not orange.

That would be my mothers favorite color, not mine.

My Mother's stuff on display on top of my hutch.

But I do love Fall. The earthy colors of the leaves chancing. The pumpkins and the gourds and the Indian corn. And as I look around, I have alot of orange. Orange dishes, orange glass serving pieces. Orange candles and orange decorations. I never thought of these things being orange but more like earth tones.

I guess I really do love orange. But to amuse me, lets call it "pumpkin chiffon"

To celebrate the return of Autumn, I made a pumpkin smoothie that I have had bookmarked since last Fall. It brought back the memories of my mom and those little glasses of pumpkin juice. It taste just like pumpkin pie without the crust.

Your suppose to use 100% pure pumpkin. I screwed up.
I used the pumpkin pie filling. (in a can)

It was delicious!

I'm serving this up to Ruth who is the hostess of an event called Bookmarked Recipes. I have had this bookmarked since July of "07" from
I wish I hadn't waited so long to make it!

Pumpkin Smoothie
By Libbys
1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin, chilled
1 can (12 fl. oz.) * NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Fat Free Milk, chilled
1 cup (6 oz.) vanilla light and nonfat yogurt
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Light whipped cream

COMBINE pumpkin, evaporated milk, yogurt, sugar and pumpkin pie spice in blender; cover. Blend until mixture is smooth. If a thinner smoothie is desired, add water, a little at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

TOP with whipped cream; sprinkle with additional pumpkin pie spice.

NOTE: For a richer and creamier version of this recipe, substitute NESTLÉ CARNATION Evaporated Low fat 2% Milk or Evaporated Milk for the Evaporated Fat Free Milk.

Yields 4 servings


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Blogger Carla said...

I've seen the recipe for this, but usually I skip over it. I'll have to try it this fall!

August 24, 2008 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger Shelby said...

I was thinking tonight on my drive home that it would be nice if Starbucks had its Pumpkin Spice Latte - but I think it's probably too soon just yet. I love pumpkin however and this smoothie also looks like something I may like to try!

August 24, 2008 at 6:30 PM  
Blogger glamah16 said...

Yes fall will soon be here! My favorite season. Im just aquiring a taste for pumpkin. This looks way better than any Starbucks concocted Pumpkin drink.And more economical!

August 24, 2008 at 7:01 PM  
Blogger April said...

Sounds delicious!! I love pumpkin!

August 25, 2008 at 5:47 AM  
Blogger T’s Treats said...

what a wonderful way to start off fall!! It sounds fantastic!!

August 25, 2008 at 7:18 PM  
Blogger Tiffany @ Lattes And Life said...

Oh yum! I don't usually like cold pumpkin things, but I may have to try this. It just looks so creamy and good!!

August 25, 2008 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger Ruth Strong said...

What's not to love about fall? And what a great recipe for it too!

Thanks for sending it into bookmarked recipes

August 26, 2008 at 6:06 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

Delicious! I'm a total pushover for pumpkin. And this is making me so excited for fall!

August 26, 2008 at 1:53 PM  

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