Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Smoothie

1 May

Here’s a little fact some of you may be interested to know: if your dog has loose stools, adding a couple tablespoons of pureed pumpkin to his food will firm them back up.

Strangely enough, my dog’s bowel movements were the inspiration for today’s breakfast.  We’ve have a large can of pumpkin in our fridge the last few days, and I’d remembered reading about people adding pumpkin to their smoothies.  I searched the internet and, not surprisingly, it led me to an old favourite site: Oh She Glows.  Thanks, Angela, for the recipe!

Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Smoothie

Ingredients:

-1 tbs chia seeds

-1 cup milk of choice (I used soy)

-1/4 cup rolled oats

-1/2 cup pureed pumpkin (NOT the pie filling type!)

-1 small frozen banana

-1 tbs maple syrop or molasses

-1 tsp ground cinnamon

-1/2 tsp ground ginger

-dash of nutmeg

-ice if desired

Instructions:

1. In a bowl, mix together the oats, chia seeds, and milk.  Let stand at least one hour or refrigerate overnight.

After soaking overnight

2. Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Easy, right?  Tasted great, too!  I had mine with some egg whites and turkey bacon for a complete, balanced meal 🙂

Happy hump day!

-Tess

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One Response to “Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Smoothie”

  1. Amelie July 21, 2012 at 10:46 pm #

    Sounds delicious and filling! I’ll try it this week. Thanks for the recipe!

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