Pumpkin Nutella Smoothie

So, pumpkin. I’ve been a little obsessed with it lately. I mean, it’s my job: I’m a nesting new mom, I’m thoroughly in love with fall, I’m a food blogger, I like to eat. And Nutella too, for that matter. Good gracious, how is it that something can taste that good? Dangerously delicious stuff, that Nutella.

So I thought I’d take a couple of my obsessions and combine them into something that is also pretty much perpetually an obsession: smoothies. Delighted to meet you, Pumpkin Nutella Smoothie.

Even though this recipe, ingredient-wise, is a pretty classic smoothie – it contains banana, yogurt, milk, and ice along with the pumpkin, cozy-comfy spices, and Nutella – I really think it tastes more like a milkshake. Sort of a pumpkin pie milkshake with hints of cocoa and cinnamon and nutmeg and hazelnut and heaven, pretty much.

It’s not the healthiest smoothie around, I fully admit this. But it’s got a few vitamins thanks to the pumpkin and banana, along with a nice amount of protein from the yogurt. And, hey, it’s a heckuva lot better for you than an actual milkshake. And, it’s good.

 

[box type="info"] If you do insist, this Pumpkin Nutella Smoothie would also be pretty easy to skinnify (gosh, “skinnify” should really be a word). Just use lowfat yogurt, almond milk, and maybe a little less Nutella (I know, I know. I can’t believe I suggested less Nutella, either).

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Pumpkin Nutella Smoothie

A decadent dessert-like smoothie made with pumpkin, Nutella, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla yogurt, and banana. So, so very good. And maybe a little bit bad.

Yield: 1 drink

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 medium ripe banana
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons Nutella
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch ground ginger
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree completely. Sprinkle with a little fresh-ground nutmeg, if desired. Pour in a large glass and serve with a wide-mouth straw.

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8 Responses to “Pumpkin Nutella Smoothie”

  1. Guest posted on September 20, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I love nutella but its so hard to find in my area. Its like somebody just purposely buys it out of every local store so I can’t buy any ;(. Oh well once I can track some down ill definitely try to make your smoothie, looks really good.

  2. Danguole posted on September 20, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Oh man oh man oh man. That’s about as eloquent as I can be about this!

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  5. DD posted on November 21, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Trying this tomorrow as a Thanksgiving treat. :)

    • Kare replied on November 21st, 2012 on 1:55 pm

      Thanksgiving is the perfect day for it! :) Have a wonderful holiday.

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  7. Lisa @ Best Food Processor posted on December 16, 2013 at 6:36 am

    i love the idea of a smoothie in a jar instead of a glass!

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