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.


  1. glass, this is an awesome smoothie recipe and i LOVE the glass straws! ... i have a pumpkin ice cream recipe on my blog that can be easily adapted to a smoothie (just don't freeze it as long!) ... it's at ... anyway, awesome job you're doing! see you in rehab! lol xoxo

  2. One of the Raw Food Rehab participants sent me two glass straws for my birthday! LOVE! This recipe turned out great sounding!

  3. This looks AMAZING! I love the idea of pre-freezing the pumpkin and ginger root. I'll bet that fresh ginger gave it a nice zing!

    The photo looks professional! Such an awesome shot with those Fall props.

    I clicked on the image to 'bigger' it, because I am dying to know what you have on the rims of the glasses. Did you sugar the rims? So fancy-looking, whatever you did :)

    Thanks for the recipe, I will try this decadent smoothie!

  4. The rims... I used Stevia with a little ground cinnamon for two glasses and Stevia with ground Walnuts for the 3rd. (I first rubbed coconut oil on the rims to make it stick) then dipped the chilled glass rims in a saucer with these powdered mixtures.
    Maple Syrup would work for the stick factor as well. Maple Syrup + Stevia = no Stevia "aftertaste", but with sipping through Glass Straws, you would not taste the rim "Garnish".
    Please post your own variations as you try this first ever recipe :)

  5. This recipe looks absolutely wonderful. Thank you for joining the October Fest Carnival of Super Foods! Next week’s theme is Un-Processed Foods, or things you could buy in the store but choose to make at home. Hope to see you back!

    PS - Please add the link to the carnival in your post.

  6. Lovely! I especially like the extra touch on the rims!
    Eco Mama

  7. just stopping in from Dana's! What a cool blog and a beautiful part of the world you live in! The straws are gorgeous! I use straws alot 'cause I don't want to stain my teeth!!!Stop by!

  8. Your pumpkin smoothie sounds delicious! I was directed to your site by someone who saw my post of our family's version of pumpkin smoothie. I like how you use fresh pumpkin! We enjoy this year around and I like it that the young-folk in the family happily ingest their Vitamin A without a second thought when this is served.

    :) LaTeaDah

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