Monday, October 15, 2012

Vanilla Bean Pumpkin Smoothie

Boy do I have a treat for you.  A trick or treat.  It's a treat that won't play a trick on your thighs.  (Sorry). 

Every time I walk into Starbucks this time of year, I'm bamboozled with delicious smelling, very high caloric wafts of pumpkin temptations.  Pumpkin Latte.  Damn you.  Damn you and your 13 grams of fat and 49 grams of sugar!  

I was craving something pumpkiny, but also cold.  So I came up with this concoction and BOY IS IT YUMMY.

It's also super easy to make.  Here is the recipe for two servings:

1/2 Cup of Canned Plain, Pure Pumpkin Puree (not pumpkin pie filling!)
1/2 Cup of Fat Free Greek Yogurt
1 Cup of Vanilla Almond Milk, Unsweetened
1/2 Tsp of Ground Cinnamon
2 Tbs of Honey
1 Vanilla Bean, Seeds
Small Pinch of Sea or Kosher Salt
2 Handfuls of Ice

Split the vanilla bean down the middle and scrape the seeds out. Add vanilla seeds and rest of ingredients to a blender.  Blend on high until mixed well.  Add more almond milk for a thinner smoothy or add more ice to thicken it up.  If you don't have vanilla beans or don't wish to go through the trouble of looking for them, just use 3/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract.  

Only 4 Weight Watchers points and TOTALLY satisfying.  Here are the complete nutrition facts:

Yum.  Totally yum and totally skinny biotches.  Stay hungry!


  1. I love the way these look...great photos! I bet they taste good too :)

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  3. I am making my own pumpkin puree as I type this. Thanks for sharing!


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