I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween. My little ones dressed up as a Candy Princess and Kylo Ren. My daughter came up with the Candy Princess idea and designed her outfit. They both had a great time and came home with a lot of candy. Without further ado, the Candy Princess and her sidekick, the evil and apparently not overly thrilled, Kylo Ren. 😉
As many of you know, I am obsessed with pumpkin spice this time of year. I usually bake with it or add it to my coffee, but I wanted to do something a little different with it. I love banana-milk based smoothies, they are so creamy and delicious. I decided to add a little pumpkin and espresso (my other obsession), and a healthy serving of pumpkin spice. I love intense flavors, especially when it comes to coffee and spices. This smoothie offers a bit of health and a punch of spice, with the added bonus of caffeine. 😉 What could be better right? It can also be made without coffee for kids. My little ones love it, and enjoy the spiciness it offers. If you like strong flavors and want a little something different, you will enjoy this smoothie.
Happy November and cheers!
- 1 frozen banana (I chop mine up and freeze it the day before)
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 cup milk
- 1 shot freshly brewed espresso
- 2 tsp. maple syrup
- 2 tsp. Zoale's pumpkin spice
- 3/4 cup crushed ice
This is an intense drink, and will leave heat in the back of your throat. Use less pumpkin spice and more maple syrup, if the coffee and spice are too strong.
If you would like to make it without caffeine, adjust the pumpkin spice and maple syrup each to 1 1/2 tsp. Adjust to taste.