Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie
1/2 cup cooked pumpkin (canned ok)
1/2 avocado (peeled and without the pit)
1 cup homemade cashew milk* (or favorite non-dairy milk of choice)
1 tbsp agave or your favorite liquid sweetener (such as homemade simple syrup. Do NOT use honey as it has too much personality)
1 tbsp cocoa powder (NOT optional, although carob powder might be a good substitute if you are sensitive to chocolate)
1 small frozen banana
1 nutmeg for grating
Combine ingredients in your blender (a cheap-o blender will be just fine) and process until smooth and creamy. Pour in a glass or cup and grate nutmeg on top for serving. Enjoy!
I am curious about what it would taste like frozen into a popsicle- I think it might be pretty tasty.
I also considered adding 1/2 tsp of vanilla. I might do that next time. You can also add a pumpkin spice type blend of spices. I like Penzey’s Cake or Baking Spice.
*CASHEW MILK RECIPE: I made one big batch of cashew milk that I used in recipes for several days. I soaked 1 cup of cashews overnight with enough water to cover and then drained them, discarding the liquid. I blended them together with water up to the top of my blender (measuring 5 cups including the cashews), to make a milk which I did not strain. I stored it in the refrigerator in a glass pitcher to use as needed.
For drinking or to use in hot cereal, I add a drop of vanilla and a little agave to the milk.