Monday, November 9, 2009

Fall Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe!

We occasionally serve breakfast smoothies as a first course, and they have been a big hit with our guests! Very Berry Smoothies, Blueberry Pineapple Smoothies, and Melon Smoothies are just a few examples of guest favorites so far. They are tasty, quick to prepare, AND nutritious. In my previous life as an attorney, I would often make smoothies for a quick, nutritious breakfast that I could drink in the car on my way to the office. Of course, I no longer have a commute to worry about!! I have been on the look out recently for smoothie recipes for the fall and winter months. This morning, we tried the Fall Pumpkin Smoothie, and it was a hit with our guests!! I must admit that I was skeptical of a pumpkin smoothie, but if you like pumpkin pie, you will enjoy this smoothie!

Blend the following ingredients in a blender until creamy: 1 cup of canned pumpkin; 1/2 cup apricot preserves; 1 tablespoon sugar; 1 cup milk; 1 pinch of cinnamon; 1 pinch of nutmeg; 1 cup of ice. I doubled this recipe for four six ounce servings. It is filling, so smaller servings may be preferable if this is a prelude to a full breakfast. Also, the sweetness could be adjusted to taste by adding more or less sugar. Pumpkin Pie spice may be substituted for the nutmeg and cinnamon. This would be perfect for a breakfast on Thanksgiving morning!

Enjoy!! Let me know if you have any favorite smoothie recipes that you would like to share with us at Maury Place!