Friday, December 2, 2011

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Per Serving (entire smoothie): 4 Points+
172 calories, 2g fat, 147mg sodium, 32g carbs, 5g fiber, 13.5g sugars, 6g protein

The recipe: "Hungry Girl 1-2-3", pages 212 - 213

After attempting to avoid pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, I found I still had a craving for it a week later.  I was hoping this recipe would satisfy my desire for pumpkin pie, and it did a pretty good job.  It was thick and creamy, and tasted just like a pumpkin pie milkshake.  Mmmm!  The size was also nice.  There was actually more of it than would fit in my glass, so I shared the extra with my three-year-old.  He loved it as well, and drank it up very quickly and happily.

I used light vanilla soymilk as the recipe suggested, but for a few less calories you could easily substitute Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze.  I also found that I only needed one crushed graham cracker instead of two for the topping, which saves a few more calories as well. 

Overall, a delicious milkshake, especially for the holidays.  Although the calories are a little high, it is a nice size serving, and still much lower in calories than a standard pumpkin pie milkshake you might find in fast food joints this time of year.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my word!!! Gonna have to try this one as well. Yummy Yum Yum..