Happy October, everyone! Can you believe we’re into the 10th month of the year? Jeez Louise!
This October I plan to…
- eat my weight in pumpkin
- find myself cuddled up on my chaise reading the afternoons away
- prepare a couple of recipes for Halloween
I suck at posting recipes for upcoming holidays. I had to learn through a poster at the grocery store that Thanksgiving is this weekend. Humph. There’s still 4 days to prepare a Thanksgiving themed recipe for the blog but something tells me I’m just going to skip the whole thing and go right to Halloween.
A couple of weeks ago, Rachel commented on my Bombay Banana Smoothie with a recommendation to add pumpkin to the mix for a Fall pumpkin chai smoothie.
Brilliant, right? Pumpkin and chai. Has anyone tried this combo before?
If you haven’t you must.
This smoothie is just over 400 calories per serving so it could serve as one huge meal or, you could split it with a friend and share some of that pumpkin love!
Whatever you choose, I’m 100% certain that you’ll walk away satisfied. Thanks, Rachel for sharing this fabulous idea with us all. My pumpkin adventures will never be the same.
- Place all ingredients in your blender in the order listed, then blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.
I love smoothies for the simplicity factor. Just blend and go.
I’ve developed a habit of making a double batch of a smoothie and dehydrating it to make out-of-this-world fruit leathers. Heck, they’re more than fruit leathers, they power houses with ground chia, protein powder, little bits of veggies like carrot and spinach. They make for such a fabulous snack, especially for Kevin. I use my Excalibur 4-tray dehydrator that I purchased years ago from Upaya Naturals to do all of my dehydrating. It does the trick but four trays just simply isn’t enough these days.
While I was reading up on how to use my new convection oven, I learned that I could convert the oven into a dehydrator. I didn’t even know this was a thing. All I need to finish the job is an extra rack for the oven that I’ll order from partselect (a Canadian parts store) and I’ll be dehydrating large batches of… anything! The opportunities are endless, really!
Okay, off to yoga this morning. Have a fabulous start to your week :)