Kid’s Party Food: Healthy Pumpkin Smoothie
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I adore fall — the crisp leaves and pumpkin flavors make my heart happy. With the cooler weather, I’m already thinking about Thanksgiving. It’s one of my favourite holidays, especially now with Sam. It’s wonderful to establish family traditions with him and Mike. As he gets older, I look forward to holidays more and more since he can understand why we’re celebrating. During the busy holiday season, I tell Sam that each day is a celebration. Each meal can be special, each recipe can be turned into party food. This fall, as we prepare for the Thanksgiving season, I’m already creating tasty treats for us to enjoy together while we talk about what we’re thankful for.
This year, I’ve been making an effort to make healthier choices and I want to be sure to stick with my goals even during the busy — and delicious — holiday seasons. I’ve started thinking about things to create with pumpkin that use healthy ingredients. This pumpkin smoothie is packed with protein thanks to Gay Lea Cottage Cheese. With the decorative glass and a fun straw, it’s easily a new favourite kid’s party food option in our house!
- 1/2 cup Gaylea cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 bananas
- 1.5 cups ice cubs
- tablespoon of cinnamon (add more as desired)
- 1/4 tsp of allspice
- 4 green candy melts
- Gay Lea Real Whipping Cream
- Put everything into a blender and blend until creamy.
- Top with Gaylea real whipping cream
- Melt four green candy melts in the microwave and then I used a new kid’s painting brush to rim the glass and make it a little more pumpkin-like.
Mike, Sam and I all enjoyed this tasty treat together. The pumpkin flavor is wonderful and I felt great knowing it was healthy to enjoy. The Gay Lea Cottage Cheese makes it nice and creamy. It’s the perfect treat to enjoy as you count your blessings this fall!
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