Pumpkin Smoothie and Herbal Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

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Pumpkin Smoothie and Hot Chocolate l Drinkable pumpkin for breakfast or dessert l Homestead Lady (.com)So, pumpkin food – we love it all!  Pumpkin bread, strudel, pancakes, with butter at dinner.  And pumpkin pie, of course.  Join us as we talk about drinkable pumpkin: Pumpkin Smoothie and Pumpkin Hot Chocolate.

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Before the Pumpkin Smoothie

There are other pumpkin yummies to consider besides pumpkin smoothies and pumpkin hot chocolate, of course. 

My favorite pumpkin soup recipe comes from the Baird House cookbook which is pretty basic except that she includes lime juice, which gives the soup an extra kick.  You can make it with coconut or cashew/almond milk if you’re avoiding dairy and I add a little cayenne to mine. 

Macheesmo gave us a recipe for pumpkin melted cheese sandwiches this year which were so unbelievably…so…incredibly…I don’t even have words!   Just try making some and you won’t be sorry.

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Drinkable Pumpkin

Today, though, we tried a new recipe for us – pumpkin smoothie!  I found several good recipe ideas but eventually just went and made my own, using the ideas as a guideline.

For a fancier, printable and savable version of this recipe, just click this link.

Pumpkin Smoothie

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups milk – dairy, coconut, nut – I used coconut milk.
  2. 1 cup pumpkin puree
  3. 1/2 cup pineapple with juice
  4. 1 tsp each cinnamon and nutmeg
  5. 1/4 tsp cloves
  6. 1/2 cup apple or pear sauce, optional
  7. Handful of ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients in blender and mix at high speed until smooth.

Notes:

You may decide you want more pineapple or spice.  Fee free to experiment but blend up something like this and you will be serving your happy children liquid pumpkin pie for breakfast. 

I think, aside from the delectable pumpkin, the coconut milk made all the difference; the texture was smooth and creamy.  I could have used just coconut cream and more liquid but I like all the dimensions of coconut milk. 

I’m still buying mine canned since I lack the intestinal fortitude to process a raw coconut but raw is always healthier if you’re a better man than I.

Aaaaand here’s another delectable drinkable pumpkin recipe.  (You can even use any leftover pumpkin smoothie you might have in this recipe.)

Herbal Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

To get a printable, savable and customizable version of this recipe, please click here.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup chamomile tea
  • 2 cup canned, full fat coconut milk or fresh coconut milk; or whole, fresh milk
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp coconut butter, optional
  • 4 Tsp fair trade cocoa
  • 1 tsp each cinnamon and nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • Raw honey to sweeten to taste
  • Dash of sea salt
  • Dash of vanilla

Instructions

  1. To make tea, steep two chamomile tea bags in 1 1/2 cups boiling water for about an hour. Strain out tea bags.
  2. Combine all the ingredients into a medium sized sauce pan and whisk together well. Be sure to break up all the cocoa powder.
  3. Heat to desired temperature, at least until the coconut oil and cream melt.
 

Notes

If you have leftover pumpkin smoothie from this morning, you can substitute the puree with the smoothie.

 To Make Your Own Vanilla 

Vanilla is so easy to make yourself, please don’t ever buy it again. 

Follow these links to learn how to make your own vanilla –  The Homesteading HippyBetter Hens and GardensTimber Creek Farm, Ever Growing Farm,   – each one is a bit different with the author’s advice and tips, so I say, read them all!  

I use vegetable glycerin instead of vodka to make my vanilla extract because we don’t drink alcohol and because I just don’t like the taste!  Common Sense Home shows you how to make vanilla, lemon AND almond extract.   

Make sure you add homemade marshmallows – I promise they’re not as intimidating as they sound.

What is your favorite pumpkin dish – please, please share!

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  1. Great post, and love the link up, I have nothing to contribute, instead I’m looking for real food recipes to add to my Real Food Fridays post for Thanksgiving, and your post will be added to the list, and pinned. Followed you here from the Living Natural Link Up.

    • Thank you for adding me to the list – I’m so glad that you’re making such a list and know it will benefit many families this Thanksgiving season!

  2. Hello Homestead Lady!

    I found you on Fat Tuesday. I love this smoothie recipe! And may I say that the mug you used for the photo is gorgeous? I love collecting pretty, handmade mugs when I travel myself. 🙂

    I linked up a couple Thanksgiving recipes – Tart & Sweet Cranberry Bread (GF) and Moist Pumpkin Bread (GF & DF) to your linky. Thank you!

    Have a great weekend!

    Gabriela

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