In the age old battle between apple versus pumpkin, I am decidedly team pumpkin! Although the good old Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) from a certain coffee spot is a bit too sweet for my grown-up tastebuds, I do love the idea of pumpkin spice– in everything!
After making some pumpkin bread recently, I was left with about a half a can of pumpkin puree. In the spirit of waste not, want not, here’s what I made with it: a pumpkin spice smoothie! It’s kind of like a grown up version of the PSL, you know, without the cloying sweetness (or the coffee).
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 medium frozen banana
1/2 cup ice
1 cup milk (I used almond)
2 Medjool dates, pitted, or 2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon store-bought pumpkin spice blend or spices below
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth.