Monday, August 22, 2011

Paleo Pumpkin Smoothie/Milkshake!

I am a person who LOVES anything and everything autumnal. I love fall. I realize that it is merely August; however, Back-to-School season is in full swing, and new fall collections have hit all of my favorite stores—thus, to me, it is as good as fall! 

I actually stocked up on fall decor today. I have decided to GO BIG this year and have foliage, scarecrows, and pumpkins GALORE!

One of my favorite things about autumn is pumpkin everything! I love pumpkin decorations, pumpkin carving, and pumpkin foods of any and all varieties.

This will be my first fall as a paleo eater. Almost all of my savory soups, stews, and dishes will be easy to adapt paleo standards. However, my favorite pumpkin goodies are desserts—more specifically—Pumpkin ice cream and milk shakes. I LOVE pumpkin milkshakes with all of my heart, but I do not like what they always used to do to my tummy. I ALWAYS had agonizing stomach pain after partaking in my favorite seasonal dessert, but never connected the dots! 

However, this shall be a problem no more! Today I struck gold. I created a pumpkin (coconut) milkshake smoothie that is nutritious, filling, and paleo! It is a perfect pre or post workout snack as it contains a nice blend of fat and carbs. Or if you have a hankering for something sweet--I promise this will cure any craving!

Paleo Pumpkin Smoothie

1 frozen banana
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ cup pumpkin (fresh or canned)
Garnish with coconut and cinnamon

1)      Place everything in a blender and blend away (about 1 minute)

Seriously, this smoothie tastes like such a treat! It fulfills all of my great pumpkin expectations.  Plus, unlike my old pumpkin milkshakes, this one does not come with a crippling stomach ache! YAY!

If you like pumpkin, you MUST make this ASAP!

Are you a pumpkin fan? What is your favorite autumnal food? 


  1. I LOVE the look of this! You just made me so much more excited for fall time. This crisp air we've been having has also had me excited for apple picking, chili, cornbread, and decorating!

  2. I am obsessed with fall.. it's borderline weird. i'm adding your milkshake to the list of fall things that I'm making! it looks so good!!

  3. With a banana and some leftover coconut milk and pumpkin, I searched for a recipe exactly like this. I added fresh ginger and a little pumpkin pie spice. AMAZING. Thanks for sharing. (I plan on pinning this on Pinterest, too.)