Monday, October 12, 2009

Fresh Pumpkin Smoothie


Serves 3

1 ½ t. Cinnamon
¾ t. freshly grated Nutmeg
¼ t. ground Cloves
2 t. freshly grated fresh Ginger Root
½ t. orange zest
1 t. powdered Stevia
2 t. pure Maple Syrup
(optional) scrape out contents from the inside of a Vanilla Bean

Juice of 1 Orange
                                      2 t. Coconut Oil (blended with juice of orange)
                                        1 small grated Apple (or Pear)
                                        (Optional) a few frozen Grapes
                                        20 oz. cold unsweetened Almond Milk
                                        3 c. shredded fresh Pumpkin -
                                        previously frozen*                                         

This is a blender friendly recipe, the secret is to pre-freeze the peeled and shredded Raw  Pumpkin and grated Ginger Root.  Spread it in a thin layer on a cookie sheet, freeze for 1 hour and then break it up with a fork or knife while maintaining it’s frozen* state.  This method keeps it from clumping and makes it easy to store in the freezer.

Process in blender or with method of choice.
Serve in a chilled glass with a Glass Straw.