So, I tried to make a Pumpkin Chai Smoothie today, and it was drinkable, but nothing that I’d dare inflict on another human being. :) A Google search for Pumpkin Chai Smoothie recipes turned up nothing that I wanted (I’m determined to use REAL, Pure, Canned Pumpkin in my smoothies, not Pumpkin Syrup and not Pumpkin Pie Mix).
So, here are some Pumpkin Smoothie Recipes that look yummy on their own, and that I’m hoping to add some Chai to and subtract some sugar and fat from!
If anyone else wants to try them and let me know what happens, I’d appreciate it!
- From Recipe Zaar: Icy Pumpkin Smoothie
This one seems like the most promising since it has very little added sugar and no added fat.
- From Cooking Light: Banana Pumpkin Smoothie
I’d rather not use banana, b.c I’d like to be able to serve this to my best friend who hates bananas! Still, this one looks delicious.
- From The Food Network’s “Date Plate”: Pumpkin Smoothie
It got terrible reviews from people who tried it, and I think it’s b/c they actually used too much pumpkin and too much citrus. Still, it looks like it’s worth trying to salvage (sans whipping cream, of course)!
- From Suite101: Pumpkin Smoothie
I like that they added some whole wheat graham crackers (though I’m not sure where to find ’em!), and I’m wondering if I could use a Splenda Brown Sugar mix instead of pure brown sugar.
- From CDKitchen: A Trio of Pumpkin Smoothie Recipes, all slight variations on each other.
The common denominator amongst these three seems to be the use of evaporated milk (which is available in fat free, reduced sugar varieties). Oh! and this site is very clunky.
DOES ANYONE HAVE A TRIED AND TRUE, *HEALTHY*, PUMPKIN SMOOTHIE RECIPE THEY’D LIKE TO SHARE WITH MOI? :)
Hopefully, some of you with larger families ::cough, cough:: MOM ::cough, cough:: will try these recipes and let me know your results–it’s going to take me a looong time to get through these on my own! :)