Sunday, October 9, 2011

Faux Fall

Through my participation in Foodbuzz's Tastemaker Program, I received this Tervis Tumbler at no cost. Though I’ll admit the first beverage it held was Atwater's Vanilla Java Porter, the next was this Pumpkin-Banana-Coconut Smoothie I made for breakfast yesterday.


I’m not usually a smoothie-for-breakfast kind of girl but the warm weather inspired me so I popped open one of my coveted cans of pumpkin and whipped one up. It hit the spot – refreshing yet filling and deliciously reminiscent of pumpkin pie but with a twist.

Pumpkin-Banana-Coconut Smoothie

serves 1

  • 1 c milk (I used combination of unsweetened almond and skim)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 c pumpkin puree
  • 2 T shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 t pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 2 packets stevia sweetener (or sugar… or you can omit all together for a less sweet drink)
  • cinnamon, for topping

Add all ingredients to Magic Bullet tall cup and blend until smooth (or use blender/food processor/whatever you have) top with cinnamon.



I am loving this tumbler. It seems to keep my drinks nice and cold. It will be getting lots of use – and I’ll let you know when I try a hot drink in it!



  1. Looks like a delish way to start the day!

  2. This looks so good! If only we had canned pumpkin in Australia or I had the gumption to make my own. :P

  3. No canned pumpkin?! Just another reason why you should move to the U.S., specifically Boston.

  4. I really need to hop on the smoothie bandwagon...especially the pumpkin smoothie bandwagon. Yum!