This blueberry smoothie is addictive.
Even better, it’s healthy.
Even better better, it’s the perfect recipe to use up your
leftover pumpkin in.
Yes, we all have that problem. We get excited about a recipe
on Pinterest, go and buy a can of pumpkin, make the
pumpkin-whatever-deliciousness-you-prefer, and then you somehow always end up
with about 1/2c. of pumpkin left. And it sits away in your fridge and you
discover it five weeks later when it is much too late.
In this recipe, frozen blueberries and soymilk create a
sweet, refreshing flavor. But the secret to its smooth and creamy texture is
the pumpkin! It adds a depth of flavor, stops it from being too sweet (who
wants a sickeningly sweet smoothie to start the day? Yuck!), and lets you use
all that leftover pumpkin! Plus, it provides a huge nutrient boost to make your
morning the best it can be! Also, it includesapple pear, which tastes like what it sounds: both an apple flavor and a pear texture. If you don’t know what it is, I suggest either google or talking to your produce guys so they can show you (if apple pears are not available at your store, I recommend a normal, sweet, slightly overripe apple)
I love this smoothie. And I seriously bet you will too.
To make Autumn Blueberry Smoothie: combine 1c. frozen blueberries, 1 small cubed apple pear (available in early fall months– could also use a small chopped up apple if wanted, but the apple pear is so good!) 1/2c. soymilk, 1/2c. pumpkin puree, and 2tbl splenda in a blender until smooth and thick. Yum!