Thursday, October 27, 2011

12 Days // Recipe: Pumpkin Gingerbread Smoothie

For the 12 days leading up to the Wintry Market, we will be featuring some of our favorite things about the Holiday season, such as music and things you can make yourself, such as the project today! Enjoy and check back tomorrow for even more Wintry Market goodness!

Fall is the perfect time of year to indulge in everything pumpkin: pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie, carving scary faces into big bright orange pumpkins. The options are endless, and trust us, we take full advantage. However, as good as pumpkin tastes, it's not always the best for the waistline (read: PIE). Today we bring you a great tasting, and nutritious Pumpkin Gingerbread Smoothie from Angela Lidden from Oh She Glows to help you get your pumpkin fix without the undesired side effects, such as larger pants. You can thank us later.
  • 1 cup almond milk, plus a bit more if necessary
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
  • 1 small frozen banana
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • pinch nutmeg
  • Ice, if desired
1. Soak the oats, almond milk, and chia seeds for at least an hour or overnight. This helps them digest better and it also gives the smoothie a smoother texture.
2. Place all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. Add ice if desired.
(recipe source)

Now that you know one of ours, what's one of your most favorite Holiday recipes?

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