Pumpkin Smoothie

Pumpkin Smoothie

Its my favorite time of year and time to go crazy with pumpkin. I actually dug out my last quart of frozen pumpkin from last year and have been playing around with it. I decided to start with a smoothie.

1 Cup Pumpkin Mashed or Canned
1 Frozen Banana
3/4 Cup Almond Milk
2 Tbsp Splenda
1 tsp Pumpkin Spice
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/3 Cup Cool whip or Yogurt

Place it all in a blender and turn it on high for abut 2 minutes. Serve in a tall glass with a sprinkle of cinnamon.


Quick Coconut Ice Cream

I am always trying new ice-cream creations. I try to always make it healthy and low fat. This one worked out better then most. It Is lite, fluffy and great for summer. Best of all I came up with some great tricks to make it really easy.


2 Cups skim milk
2 Tbsp fat free halt and half
5 Tbsp shredded coconut
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 Tbsp Splenda
1/2 tsp salt

Put all the ingredients in a quart size container with lid. Shake ingredients well for a few minutes. This will form a nice foam on the top. You can taste the mix at this point to make sure it is as sweet as you want. Place the mix in the ice cream maker and let it go for about 25 minutes or until it is completely frozen. Eat is right away and enjoy.
For a fun spin, what ice cream is almost done, slowly add some chocolate chips and chopped almonds for an almond joy version.