Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Latte Smoothie and WIAW

I am completely in love with fall.  I think this year since it was so hot for so long, the cooler temperatures have made me bounce right into full blow fall mode. I alright want to buy pumpkins and it isn't even October.  I am trying to hold back a bit longer on the pumpkin buying and instead relying on my kitchen time to incorporate Fall.

This is no Starbucks latte but it is a great day to start the day.  If you need it a bit more sweet add some honey, maple syrup, or agave.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Smoothie

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: blender breakfast beverage pumpkin fall

Ingredients (serves 1)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 1 cup coffee
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Add all ingredients in blender. Run till smooth, about 3 minutes.

This smoothie is not particularly sweet. If you would like something sweet, add 1 Tbsp honey or maple syrup.
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Lunch was leftovers from the Shrimp and Rice Casserole dish packed up and eaten in front of my computer.  I love when I can pack up dinner from the night before and have a nice warm lunch with little effort. I don't love when I have so much work it requires me to go non-stop from 7:30-5:30.  My healthy habit of being outside didn't come into play today.

Snacks were carrot sticks, peach, and apple throughout the day.

Now if you thought lunch was healthy just wait for dinner.

We go pizza takeout.  Sausage, onions, peppers, and garlic.  Sometimes life calls for a little pizza.

What did you eat today?


  1. Never anything wrong w/ some pizza from time to time! :)

  2. I'm all about fall, pumpkin anything, leftovers and pizza. :) Found you at WIAW. Come get my Cheesy Quinoa Fritatta good and healthy. Thanks for the recipe. xo, Jessica

  3. oooh, pizza! Your pumpkin latte smoothie sounds great, and I love your owls!

  4. I haven't started making my pumpkin smoothies yet but...they're coming! :)

  5. Pumpkin latte in fall... can't go wrong with that ;) YUMMM :D

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    1. West Elm! There are so many cute things. And the mug is my favorite. Perfect size for a large cup o joe.

  7. a latte smoothie? yes, please! Kills two birds with one stone :)

    Thanks for sharing. Happy WIAW...

  8. Your smoothie sounds awesome! I actually tried the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte and was sorely disappointed. It was so sweet! I ended up having to dilute it with more coffee :( Yours however sounds just right.

    1. Next time say one pump. Typically they use three pumps of syrup. You can adjust according to preference. I find one pump is just enough for the flavor but keeps to sweetness to a minimum.

    And your latte smoothie is pretty damn cool too ;)

    Choc Chip Uru

    1. It was a birthday present. Love it!

  10. Pizza keeps me sane from time to time!!! I tried pumpkin spice coffee and it was horrible but I am terribly intrigued by your pumpkin spice latte smoothie

  11. I know what I'll be making in the morning! Thanks Emily!

  12. What a yummy way to get a little caffeine in the AM. And now I'm craving pizza, too :)

  13. I agree to the fact the life often calls for pizza - and ice-cream for that matter :P.

    Have a great week!

  14. Oooh, you've given me some great inspiration for my coffee tomorrow morning!! thanks! xo

  15. Love the flavors that come with fall too!! This latte looks wonderful. :)


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