Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Birthday Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

A few weeks ago Foodbuzz invited Featured Publishers to submit smoothie recipes made with LACTAID milk. LACTAID Milk is real cow’s milk, but without the lactose. I have several friends who are lactose intolerant, and I have always been curious about lactose-free milk and was excited about the possibility to try LACTAID Milk. If you want more information or have any questions about lactose-free milk, check out the brand-new website

When I read the call for recipes, I had pumpkin on my mind. I immediately thought about the pumpkin pie syrup in the fridge, the can of organic pureed pumpkin, and the jar of pumpkin pie spice in the cupboard – the idea of a pumpkin spice smoothie practically appeared out of nowhere and I quickly submitted my proposal.

I was very excited when I was notified late last week that my recipe had been chosen to compete for a chance to attend the Foodbuzz Blogger Festival in November in San Francisco. I also received a coupon for a free half gallon of LACTAID Milk. I chose fat free LACTAID Milk. I poured myself a little glass before getting started on the smoothie and really enjoyed the taste of the milk.

But now on to the smoothie. As I mentioned, the “recipe” practically “flew” into my head, and I was a bit nervous when I actually made the smoothie. Before starting, I said the following words to hubby: “What if it tastes like feet?” He laughed and said nothing I have ever made tasted like feet… And, luckily, the smoothie did not taste like feet but turned out truly delicious. I can honestly say that I’m quite proud of myself as I hardly ever make smoothies…

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
  • One cup fat-free LACTAID Milk
  • One frozen banana (cut into small pieces before freezing)
  • 1/4 cup organic pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie syrup (if you like a stronger, sweeter flavor, add a bit more)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

I poured the smoothie in pretty glasses, just in case it didn’t taste good… But, as I said before, it is really good.

Now, you may be wondering why this post is called “A Birthday Pumpkin Spice Smoothie.” Well, I was instructed to post the recipe today (not earlier and not later), and today happens to be the toddler’s birthday. I couldn’t help but think that must be good luck as it’s one of my favorite days of the year… Winking smile

And, yes, the toddler liked the smoothie, too! Smile

Questions: Have you ever tried LACTAID Milk? What’s your favorite smoothie recipe? Are you as obsessed with pumpkin right now as I am? 

Be well,