Here's the solution...a Pumpkin Smoothie.
I've seen so many recipes for this on Pinterest, so I just had to make one. I'm really trying to eat healthier and this will definitely satisfy the need for a yummy treat, but in a "better for me" way.
You can research more recipes and different ingredients, but these are the things I had around the house. Add your favorite things to your smoothie.
My measurements are also more of a "let's just use one measuring cup to keep the mess down"
Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe
1 cup light vanilla soy milk
1/2 cup light or fat free french vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
a capful of vanilla extract
one splenda packet (if needed for sweetness)
sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice to blend in the drink and to sprinkle on top
Blend all ingredients together and add a dash of nutmeg on top.
I took a picture of the can of pumpkin just to show you how good pumpkin is for you. Here is a link to an article I found on canned pumpkin vs fresh and how both are great for you!
About the spices I used...the first time I made this I used a dash of cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg.
Then I tried just a dash of pumpkin pie spice. Both are great though!
This little grater is for fresh nutmeg. I bought this years ago, because it was just too cute. Really, how often do I use fresh nutmeg? Not very often...until now!!
The grater has a little compartment on top for the whole nutmeg. I finally use this all the time now!!
Hope you can make one too.
Have a great day,