Friday, October 8, 2010

Pumpkin Pie Smoothies (There isn't any actual pie in them...)

I never know what to do with the squashes that we get during the Fall from my CSA. This year I have finally found a use for them, though slightly by accident.

Last week I roasted my squashes and then pureed them when they cooled. I poured the puree into an ice cube tray and frozes them like popcicles. I wasn't sure what to do with them, put some in mac and cheese, what else? I was at a loss.

But then I got an idea. I took some of the frozen squash-cubes, some plain yogurt, a banana (or a half of one, whatever is around), a splash of vanilla, one squirt of honey (about a teaspoon) and a shake of cinnamon. Blend it all up and what do you have? A Pumpkin Pie Smoothie.

Thing One asked for a smoothie today. And then he paused, and specified...."The one with the ice. The one with the orange ice cubes!"

More veggies in the Things' tummies. Another point for Mommy.


  1. I do this too but usually with raw veggies. I've found some raw soup recipes online and then I dress them up a bit as smoothies. Sneak those veggies in wherever you can.

  2. I roast winter squashes (I assume that's what you're referring to) and add a little cheese (whatever I have that melts) with some seasoning to make dip. According to my family, really yummy dip (I think so too). But smoothies work too.