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By popular (OK, three people) demand....

K-Gal's Paleo-tastic Pumpkin Smoothie

In the blender, food-processor, or smoothie maker of your choice crush 4 ice cubes and 2 or 3 cardamom seeds. (The cardamom is totes optional...don't trip if you don't have some lying around.)

Add 1 cup unsweetened Almond milk. I like Califa, but Almond Breeze, Pacific or Whole Foods House brand are all hunky-dory. Vanilla flavored is fine too, but you gotta hunker down with unsweetened. If you make your own, you're a better man than I am, Gunga Din, but rock on with your bad self. Blend/mix for a ten-count.

Add 1/4 to 1/2 (depending on your caloric concerns) of very ripe banana. The riper, the better....black and slimy is best, 1/4 cup canned pumpkin (say it with me people---UNSWEETENED) and 1 TBSPN unsweetened, canned coconut milk.


Blend, blend, blend. Throw in some vigorous shakes of cinnamon and nutmeg and a smidge of vanilla, if you've got vanilla extract around, which I'll bet you do.

Blend, mix, puree until you achieve the consistency of your dreams. I prefer mine on the liquidy side over the frothy one.

Pour into a long, tall glass With wine up to y'are and enjoy via a straw of your favorite color.


Feel free to share via Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook etc. Maybe this could be my first step into big-time Paleo blogging. (LOL)

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abbysiuta
Sep. 18th, 2014 02:07 am (UTC)
That sounds good but I am deathly allergic to tree nuts... Do you think it would work with all unsweetened coconut milk?
karaokegal
Sep. 18th, 2014 04:15 am (UTC)
Absolutely. I'd use So Good or something like that for 1 cup and then the canned for the 1 TSPN.
alba17
Sep. 18th, 2014 10:45 am (UTC)
Thanks! Now I just need to replace my broken blender. (Ooh, cardamom and pumpkin is a great combo.)
karaokegal
Sep. 18th, 2014 12:35 pm (UTC)
I happened to have some around and thought what the hell! The important part is getting it into the blades early in the process. If you've got a spice mill or mortar/pestle that will work as well.
asia27
Sep. 20th, 2014 04:50 am (UTC)
Allergic to coconut; have to ask my son what to substitute... this does sound great though.
karaokegal
Sep. 20th, 2014 01:26 pm (UTC)
I use the coconut milk for extra creaminess and dietary fat---use a bit of ripe avocado instead.
asia27
Sep. 23rd, 2014 04:16 am (UTC)
Ok, thanks!
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