Howdy Ya’ll! (check out how southern I am! lol) Thanks for all your lovely compliments on my artwork from yesterday!
So since it’s fall, everyone is shoving their mouths with pumpkin, and pretty much all orange vegetables. But I’m not one to judge, because I’m doing it too. My mum and I found about a bazillion different cool squashes at the grocery store the other day, and are going to town. I think my skin might start to turn orange soon. Which will look terrible on me, as I’ve got red hair.
Anyway, I’ve got pumpkin seeping out of my refrigerator, as I can now make my own pumpkin puree! (And you can too! It’s super easy!) I used the last bit from my latest pumpkin to make a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie.
I know everyone and their mom has a pumpkin smoothie recipe, but I decided what the heck, I’ll throw one in there as well. It was amazing. It tasted like pumpkin pie filling. Without the crust. That you drank through a straw. Because who needs the crust?
It’s pretty simple. You just throw all of the following things into a blender and blend away:
4 oz. Silken Tofu
1/2 a banana
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1t maple syrup (optional)
1t pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup almond (or other non dairy) milk
I topped mine with cinnamon. Because you can never have enough cinnamon.
Like I said, it was amazing. Pie through a straw, yes please! It wasn’t too sweet either, you could add more syrup or agave or another sweetener if you want it sweeter. But I was drinking mine for dinner, so I didn’t want it too sweet.
Also, speaking of pie pumpkins, I was planning on making pumpkin fries the other night, and I went to slice open my pie pumpkin, but couldn’t do it. I tried three different knives. It was rock solid. All the other pumpkins I’ve cut open have been hard, but not impossible. I don’t know what’s wrong with this one. Is it not ripe? Does anyone know? Does anyone who reads this blog have pie pumpkin experience? I was so sad.
What’s your favorite way to eat pumpkin? Do you have any advice on my impossible to cut pumpkin?