Pumpkin Milkshake

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Oh how I love the beginning of fall and the foods that start with more and more. Apples, walnuts, squash and of course, tons of pumpkin! Whenever you open a can of pumpkin puree to make Pumpkin Apple Muffins, Baked Pumpkin Donuts, Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal in the Crock Pot, Pumpkin Waffles or Sweet Pumpkin Quesadillas, you’re always left with a little bit extra. Pumpkin Milkshakes are smooth, creamy and delicious with a hint of sweet spice to get the season rolling in a really healthy way! For Rewind Wednesday, treat yourself to a cool milkshake, but with all of the warm flavors that make this time of year so special!

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No matter how much you try to impose moderation in your home, when it comes to Halloween and kids -- it's all about the sugar. You can hope for the best that your neighbors will be pushing dried fruit over M&M's, but if you're a realist you'll accept the fact that chocolate and candy will be the treats of choice and that this is one day of the year that is very likely out of your control.

When you know your kids are going to be overdosing on the sweet stuff, you also want them to get something healthy and delicious in their little tummies. Making the foods you give them fun and exciting enough to compete with all those sugary sweets will definitely help your cause. These pumpkin milkshakes are really easy to prepare and a great way to get your kids (and you) involved in making something festive for the holiday.

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Pumpkin is packed with vitamin A, potassium and beta carotene which is important for eyesight (especially important for little ones when they're out chasing candy in the dark!).

So, when you want to make a special treat for your little pumpkins this Halloween, think like a pumpkin and try whipping up some of these milkshakes. They won't cure your kids of their cravings for candy, but they should disappear just as quickly.

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Pumpkin Milkshake (Serves 2)

Prep Time: 0 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Pumpkin (I used canned)
  • 1 Cup Rice, Almond or Cow’s Milk (I used vanilla rice milk)
  • Pinch Cinnamon
  • Pinch Nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp honey or agave nectar

Preparation

1. Place all the ingredients in a blender.
2. Puree until smooth.
3. Serve.
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10 comments

  • Shannon

    Do you use sweetened almond or soy milk? I prefer the vanilla unsweetened almond milk, will 1 T of agave make it sweet enough?

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  • Urs

    YUM! I will make these for myself... I can't get enough pumpkin! FYI - I'm not aware of any dried fruit pushers!

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  • Summer

    This recipe is amazing and so simple! I used soy milk and added a scoop of vanilla soy ice cream and my toddler loved it!!!

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  • Jennifer

    I made this tonight for my son who is 2 and he LOVED it (so did I!). I had to make it with Lactose free milk but it still was very yummy! Thanks!

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  • Jenny

    Will deffinitely be trying this one. We love pumpkin everything in my house, can't believe we hadn't thought of putting it in a milkshake.

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  • Jennifer

    Well, my daughter wouldn't eat it, but I thought it was delicious. I used maple syrup as a sweetener. Delicious!

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  • Teresa

    Not a big hit in our house.

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  • Amy

    Used honey instead of agave and added vanilla, 1/4 cup yogurt and a small frozen banana.

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