Posted by on Thursday, September 20, 2012 in Beverages

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.

 

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).

 

5.0 from 2 reviews

Pumpkin Nutella Smoothie
 
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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.
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Recipe type: Beverage
Yield: 1 large smoothie
Ingredients
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ medium ripe banana
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons Nutella
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch ground ginger
  • 1 cup ice cubes
Instructions
  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.