Monday, September 10, 2012

Pumpkin, Banana, & Apple Yogurt Smoothie

I am still on a pumpkin kick this week.  I have been making a lot of fruit and yogurt smoothies lately, so I thought I'd make a pumpkin smoothie.  I try to eat more yogurt, but I go through phases.  Sometimes I will eat it for two weeks straight and then get sick of it and don't eat it for a month.

When I am in my "I am so sick of yogurt" phase, I usually throw it in a blender with fruit and make a smoothie.  It's easier to slurp down with a straw and I am eating something healthy.  It's a win, win situation.

I just dump all the ingredients in the blender and turn it on.  Simple, easy, and healthy.  Ok so maybe the caramel is not so healthy, but I just had to do it.  Besides, I only used a teaspoon.

This smoothie was a big hit.  I gave it to my six year old daughter, thinking she would take a few sips and then not like the pumpkin taste.  Instead she downed the entire glass all by herself while eating a pumpkin apple scone (recipe coming later in the week).  So see, kids will love it too.  I think the pumpkin and apple were a perfect match and the caramel added just the right amount of sweetness, without making it too rich.


Pumpkin, Apple, and Banana Yogurt Smoothie

by The Sweet Chick
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: breakfast beverage snack pumpkin apple banana yogurt 








Ingredients (serves 2)
  • 1 banana, chopped
  • 1 6oz. container Chobani Apple Cinnamon Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon caramel (or caramel topping, or pure maple syrup)
  • 1 cup milk
Instructions
Place chopped banana in blender.
Then add yogurt, pumpkin puree, spice and caramel.
Pour in milk and blend for 1-2 minutes, or until smooth and well mixed.
Pour into two glasses, add straws, and share with a friend. Enjoy!
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6 comments:

  1. i'm on a pumpkin kick right now, too, and now i'm dying to make this delicious smoothie!

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  2. Yum! Love this combo! I make smoothies everyday so definitely adding this to my smoothie rotation. :)

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    1. I may have to add your nutella banana smoothie to my list.

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  3. Having already placed three bananas, sugar, and cinnamon in a blender for an ice-creamless milkshake, I paused to consider adding flavored-yogurt though I'd never actually made a yogurt smoothie before. Fortunately a few days ago I bought a cup of Chobani apple cinnamon yogurt for the first-time since it was a newly stocked flavor at my grocer. Due to the cinnamon it seemed the obvious flavor choice, but I didn't know if apple would complement the banana. A quick internet search brought me here which revealed apple and banana as an appropriate pairing—needless to say my first-ever homemade smoothie is absolutely delicious!!! Thanks for your part in creating it!!!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it. I always put Chobani yogurt in my smoothies. They have lots of great flavors.

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