Just Another Pumpkin (or butternut) Spice Smoothie

The internet is abuzz with pumpkin recipes right now, so I was hesitant to add my own. Does the world really need one more pumpkin recipe? I suppose it couldn't hurt.

Did you know that you can substitute butternut squash in almost any pumpkin recipe? There are even rumors that canned pumpkin is actually butternut squash. So for this "Pumpkin Spice Smoothie," I used some butternut squash I had cooked the Safe and Brainless Way.

It tastes like fall in a cup. And it's chock full of nutrition! This smoothie keeps even this nursing mama going for hours, and is perfect for a snack any time of day or for a quick meal on the go.

Tip: For a more flavorful but still thickly frozen smoothie, freeze pumpkin or squash in ice cube trays. Use the frozen squash in your smoothie and omit the ice.

Pumpkin (or Butternut) Spice Smoothie

3/4 c. cooked butternut squash (or pumpkin or other winter squash)
3/4 c. whole raw milk
1/4 c. full-fat organic yogurt
1 banana, peeled, broken into chunks, and frozen
5 ice cubes (from a standard ice-cube tray)
1 raw egg yolk
1 T. gelatin
1 T. coconut oil
2 t. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 t. vanilla extract
a pinch of unrefined sea salt

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Pour into a glass and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Why the gelatin? Read this to find out - Gelatin: A Healthy Protein Powder

Have you seen my tips for how to make great smoothies? Check 'em out!

This is part of: Real Food Wednesday, Healthy2Day Wednesday, Whole Foods Wednesday, Frugal Ways, Sustainable Days, Simple Lives ThursdayKeep It Real Thursday, Pennywise Platter Thursday, Full Plate Thursday, Farm Girl Friday, Foodie Friday, Fight Back Friday, Natural Living Monday, Thank Your Body Thursday

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  1. The world always needs more pumpkin recipes! :)

  2. I would imagine you could substitute mashed sweet potato as well. I do in a lot of things.

  3. Coconut milk is wonderful with this as a dairy free option for those who can't have dairy.

  4. Hi Johnna,
    What a great Smoothie, I will just love this. Have a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. I can't share that with Greg :( No gelatin for him. What can we substitute?

    1. Sarah, the smoothie is fine without it, so just leave it out. :)

  6. Hello! I’m stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick

  7. What a yummy pumpkin recipe. Sounds absolutely delicious!

    Thanks for linking up to Thank Your Body Thursday!