Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Smoothie
Autumn is without a doubt my favorite season. I love how beautiful the trees look as their leaves are changing colors. I love the crisp, clean air. I love the warm hugs, the festive activities, the pumpkin picking adventures, and the snuggly cuddles. Everything bursts with beauty and every moment feels as if it should last forever.
A few of my favorites:
- Oversized sweaters
- Picking pumpkins
- Carving pumpkins (and failing miserably... seriously I suck at carving pumpkins, but I still have fun!)
- Costumes/dressing up
- Candy corn
- Apple cider
- Scary movies
- Busch Gardens' "Howl-o-scream"
My birthday is also during this season and I'm a Halloween baby, so I may or may not be biased ;) But seriously people, how could you NOT love this perfect season?!
I love, love, love pumpkin everything. Pumpkin pies, pumpkin spice lattes, and PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE SMOOTHIES!
Pumpkin? Cheesecake? Together? In a smoothie? Hellz yeah, you heard that right. This smoothie is to die for and tastes like autumn inside of a jar (you know, if autumn had a taste of course).
What you'll need:
- 2 bananas
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 2 tbsp. of fat free cream cheese
- 2 tbsp. of crushed graham crackers
- 1 cup of pureed pumpkin
- 1/2 cup of oats
- 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon
- 1 pinch of ginger and nutmeg (to taste)
Mix all of your ingredients together in a blender. I blend my smoothie on low to try to maintain the relatively thick consistency of the pureed pumpkin. Once you've mixed all of your ingredients together, top your smoothie with crushed graham cracker crumbs. I added about one quarter of a cup more than what you see in these pictures because I loveeee me some graham cracker crumbs and like it extra crunchy ;) But anywho, add some baby figs on top and you have yourself a fabulous tasting slice of heaven.
Bon apetite my loves!