We are searching data for your request:
Upon completion, a link will appear to access the found materials.
Pumpkin is the flavor of the season and you simply can't have an autumn dessert without it. We love this sweet milkshake because it not only takes like pumpkin pie, but is also completely vegan and less than 100 calories!
- 2 Tablespoons pumpkin purée
- 1/4 Cup sweetened soy or almond milk
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
- dash pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 Cup maple ice cream
- Whipped cream, for topping
- Autumn sprinkles, for topping
I once read an article on Thought Catalog that felt so me, I just had to laugh. It’s about being overdriven, yet incredibly lazy at the same time.
Hear me out first, I promise this has something to do with this boozy pumpkin milkshake recipe.
When it comes to projects, tasks, and work, I am a rather motivated person. I love big undertakings, I love feeling a sense of accomplishment, and my desire to succeed is very intrinsic. I’ve held a job since the age of 15, and am constantly wrapped up in something or other.
But I also need my down time. I require weekly time to Netflix and chill. I always take up the groceries in one trip so as to not have to go back a second time. And I take pleasure in spending an entire day doing nothing but eating and relaxing.
Because the article can say it better than I can, here are a few highlighted dichotomies:
You’re either dressed to the nines or you haven’t changed your sweatpants in days. When you deem it appropriate, you know how to craft yourself into an avatar of stylish, fashionable, groomed, suave perfection but the rest of the time? You wear leggings. And postpone any clothes with structure for as long as you can manage.
You have one, very close best friend… and that’s basically it. You desire a deep sense of belonging and love but don’t in any way have the desire or energy to keep up with a large group of people in any kind of not-shallow-bullshit-see-you-once-a-month-and-call-it-friendship way.
Most of your success can be attributed to having big goals and dreams and absolutely none of the energy to execute them. You end up finding better, easier, faster ways… starting companies and becoming your own boss. Thinking outside the box, for lack of a less cliché term.
This article comes to mind especially because this month is very busy for me. I just came back from a nearly week-long trip, and have Alex coming to Boston in one week. Right after that I fly out to Chicago for freelancing, then am off to a retreat in Utah. And I haven’t finished planning my October posts.
A part of me sees all this moving and grooving as a bit of a stressor, but another part of me longs for it. I get excited about a full schedule and things to do every day. I enjoy planning my weekly calendar to the hour, then taking Friday night to unwind from it all.
I think that’s what makes me an entrepreneur—that constant drive to create and to be a part of. It’s what makes it possible for me to see short deadlines and not freak out rather, I embrace them as a new challenge and experience.
Over Pumpkin Spice? Try These 20 Delicious Maple Recipes
When it comes to fall flavors, we tend to obsess over pumpkin spice. But this year, we are remembering everything nice, including the rising trend of maple. Ready to hop on the maple bandwagon this fall season? Take a bite out of and try these 20 delicious maple recipes!
The Chicago Tribune reports , “Mentions of maple as a flavor in nonalcoholic beverages on menus are up 86 percent this year over last.” The data was collected by Technomic’s MenuMonitor, which tracks trends across chains and independent restaurants. The report further details, “pumpkin mentions, on the other hand, are down 20 percent.” Ready to hop on the maple bandwagon this fall season? Take a bite out of and try these 20 delicious maple recipes!
1. Maple Oats
That traditional bowl of oats is receiving a fall-inspired makeover! Walk with more pep in your step with maple oats for breakfast. Feel free to add banana slices, berries, walnuts, pecans, and other favorite oatmeal toppings and fall flavors.
2. Maple Pecan Granola
Most packaged granolas purchased from grocery aisles are laden with refined sugars and unwanted ingredients. But by creating this maple pecan granola in the comfort of your kitchen, you are granted tighter ingredient control and a more nutritious product. Oh, and that warm aroma that fills the house…
3. Maple Bacon
Maple and bacon… Enough said. Simply preheat the oven to a 400°F oven and line 10 slices of thick cut bacon on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for approximately 15 to 20 minutes, remove from oven, lightly brush on maple syrup, then bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until the bacon turns a golden brown. Enjoy the bacon warm on its own, pair with eggs, or build as a sandwich.
4. Maple Cranberry Orange Yogurt Parfait
This maple cranberry orange yogurt parfait combines tart cranberries, nutty pecans, the natural sweetness of maple syrup. Easily whip up for breakfast or dessert, making individual portions or more for all to enjoy. And not to mention, it’s beautiful to look at!
5. Maple Cinnamon Applesauce
Relish on the fall flavor of apples by transforming them into a delicious maple cinnamon applesauce! Simply bring six tart apples (peeled and chopped) and ¼ cup of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer, cover with a lid, allow to cook for approximately 30 minutes, or until the apples are soft. Mash or blend apples to desired consistency then add two tablespoons of pure maple syrup and ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Enjoy warm or store in an airtight container for up to two weeks in the fridge.
6. Maple and Cardamom Spiced Pears
While apples are highlighted as a fall staple, juicy pears must not be discounted. These maple and cardamom spiced pears with pecans are luscious on its own, but pear well with Greek yogurt or vanilla bean ice cream!
7. Vanilla Maple Almond Sunbutter
Rather than the conflicting question of “creamy or crunchy,” ask yourself, “Why have I not tried this vanilla maple almond sunbutter until now?” Not only does preparing the sunbutter allow tighter control over the quality of ingredients used, but is easy, delicious, and budget-friendly. Pair with fruit, pancakes, toast, smoothies, and other inspirations you may have for its use.
8. Butternut Squash and Cranberry Quinoa Salad
Let the flavors of fall shine by swapping out leafy greens with butternut squash, pepitas, pecans, and cranberries! But that’s not it… The boastful salad features quinoa prepared with apple juice for additional subtle fall hints, all married together with a maple balsamic vinaigrette!
9. Brussels Sprouts with Maple Syrup
Simple to prepare but intricate in flavor, these brussels sprouts with maple syrup are the perfect side dish for your next dinner!
10. Slow-Cooker Apple Maple Pork Tenderloin
The beauty of a slow-cooker relates to its simplicity and easiness. And the beauty of this apple maple pork tenderloin relates to its simplicity, easiness, and rich flavor!
11. Maple-Roasted Chicken Thighs
Continuing the ride on the easy dinner train… This maple-roasted chicken thigh recipe is a simple sheet-pan recipe, bringing together many fall favorites into one hearty dinner.
12. Maple Chipotle Flank Steak Tacos
Your #tacotuesday just got sweeter! These maple chipotle flank steak tacos are the complete match of sweet and spicy sure to excite your taste buds.
13. Maple Oatmeal Cookies
You will not be able to keep your hands out of the cookie jar with this maple recipe . And since they are produced with oatmeal you really do not have to, right…?
14. Maple Mug Cake
Craving cake? This maple mug cake is a perfect single-serving dessert to relish on this fall, all while being ready in a mere few minutes! Oh, and did we mention the chocolate shavings?
15. Maple Peanut Butter Fudge
Calling all fudge lovers… Not only is the maple peanut butter fudge recipe simple to create, but features natural ingredients such as maple syrup.
16. Maple-Peach Milkshake
While chocolate and vanilla may be hard to bargain with, shake up your milkshake repertoire with a maple-peach variation! For a single serving, simply blend ¼ cup each of milk and vanilla frozen yogurt, ½ cup of frozen peaches, and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup. Pour into a glass and garnish with freshly chopped peaches, a light drizzle of maple syrup, and sprinkle of ground cinnamon.
17. Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour
Happy hour just got happier this fall! This whiskey sour recipe flavors features fresh lemon juice and ground cinnamon, along with the star itself.
Rather than the duel match of pumpkin vs. maple during the fall months, why not combine them? So if you are still not over pumpkin spice, try out these maple recipes also featuring the other fall favorite!
18. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
This simple, one-step recipe blends all of your favorite fall flavors into a delicious pumpkin-inspired protein shake! With hints of banana, cinnamon, pumpkin, and maple (and don’t forget the benefits these provide!), what is not to love?
19. Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Protein Balls
Not only are these pumpkin spice chocolate chip protein balls delicious, but also just 116 calories and packed with seven grams of protein!
20. Pumpkin Maple Pie
Envision this: Cozying up on the couch to a warm, luscious slice of naturally sweetened and spiced pie with a hot cup of coffee… Make that vision into your fall reality with this pumpkin maple pie , lower in calories and fat, but still boasting with all the same desirable flavors!
Make Your Next At-Home Brunch a Fancy Affair with Our Blueberry Cobbler Mini Bundt Cakes
Eating with an extended pinky is optional.
Whip Up a Batch of Our Cauliflower “Potato Salad” For Your Next Outdoor Gathering
Obviously, it’s in quotes because there’s not a potato to be found!
Brown sugar cinnamon coating
The coating is optional, but it does add a touch of extra sweetness and texture to these cookies. It’s a simple combination of light brown sugar, granulated sugar, and cinnamon.
When the dough is ready, scoop each dough ball directly into the dish of the coating. The dough will be very soft, so use a light touch to toss it in the sugar. Gently form it back into a ball and place it on the baking sheet. Sprinkle a little extra coating on the very tops and bake.
Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake
MMM, nothing says fall like pumpkin spice! Whether it's a latte, homemade pie, or a shake the basic girl in me cannot get enough of everything pumpkin spice. I love a nice pumpkin loaf, pumpkin spice scones, or pumpkin spice muffins for breakfast. This protein shake is a great way to combine delicious fall flavors with nutritious protein! It makes the perfect quick and easy and complete breakfast, all with that delicious pumpkin spice flavor!
I like using the canned pumpkin that already has the spice mixed in, but you can totally use regular canned pumpkin and add in a half of a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. You can use any milk you want in this recipe. I like using the delicious grass-fed whole milk from our local farm, but you can substitute almond milk, coconut milk, or soy milk! You can also use whatever brand of protein powder you prefer. The vanilla flavor is preferable for this recipe as it goes nicely with the pumpkin spice flavor. I wouldn't recommend using chocolate, but some people like chocolate and pumpkin together!
If I'm not making the shake for my husband I add in a few chopped pecans to give it another punch of protein and a great texture. If you want to make the shake really hearty, you can also add in a 1/4 cup of old-fashioned oats. This makes the shake super filling. I like adding a frozen banana for texture, but it will also give the shake a little bit of banana flavor, which I don't always want. you can also add ice for a thicker and colder shake. This recipe makes one shake, but you can easily double it if you are making it for two!
Pumpkin Spice Milkshakes
Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.
Who says milkshakes are only for summer? Not us! When you want a cool change from your favorite pumpkin spice latte, these fantastically autumnal treats are just the thing. In fact, they’re so good you should probably make a double batch. For an adult version, add a shot of bourbon to the blender before mixing. Just before you begin, make a half batch of Easy Whipped Cream.
Make-ahead note: Make up to 1 hour in advance, then freeze airtight warm slightly while stirring before serving.
For more cool milkshakes, check out our Chai Frozen Milkshakes, Stout Chocolate Malt, and Guinness Milkshake. And for more pumpkin treats, check out all the best of pumpkins on Chowhound.
- 1 Whirl together all ingredients (except the whipped cream) in a blender until smooth. Pour the shakes into 2 tall glasses.
- 2 Top each with Easy Whipped Cream and an additional sprinkling of nutmeg.
Frozen banana: I recommend you always have some frozen bananas on hand, that way you can make all sorts of awesome smoothies. Whenever you have ripe bananas on hand, peel them, break them into quarters and freeze them in a freezer bag. That way you are always set for any smoothie craving that comes your way.
And if you’re not a huge banana fan, never fear! You really can’t taste the banana flavor once it’s blended with other flavors. Frozen bananas just add the most wonderful texture and base to a smoothie.
Pumpkin Pie Spice: If you don’t have a store-bought pumpkin pie spice blend then you can make up your own using our homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe.
Almond Milk: We used almond milk in this smoothie but any non-dairy milk will work fine. If you’re using coconut milk then a low fat/light version tends to work better otherwise the smoothie can be too thick.
Pumpkin Purée: You can use any pumpkin purée in this recipe, canned or fresh.
Almond Butter: The flavor of almond butter complements this smoothie perfectly! But feel free to substitute any other nut butter of your choice.
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!
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&rsquore always left with a little bit extra. These Pumpkin Milkshakes are the perfect thing to use that extra puree on.
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.
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.
Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
The plan was to make a pumpkin smoothie, something seasonal, wholesome, nourishing, and yes, delicious. I pulled out the ingredients that I figured would, in some combination, result in the smoothie of my imagination: pumpkin puree, plain yogurt, low-fat milk, almond milk, honey, maple syrup, vanilla extract, nutmeg, cinnamon, mace, whole oranges, and frozen bananas. But all didn’t go down as planned. What started as a creative endeavor turned into a wrestling match yielding frothy concoctions that tasted “good for you,” but not especially “good.”
After several attempts, I abandoned my best intentions, grabbed the car keys, and high-tailed it to the supermarket for the one ingredient that I was sure would lead to success: a quart of vanilla frozen yogurt. Once back home with my frozen treat, it was only a matter of minutes before I hit the smoothie jack pot. But it wasn’t really a smoothie anymore, it was a shake. And when topped with crumbled graham cracker, it became a Pumpkin Pie Milkshake.
The whole exercise was a reminder that sometimes there’s no substitute for sugar and cream and egg yolks. Even so, my shake comes in at under 200 calories and just 1 gram of saturated fat. And although it may not be quite as “good for you” as I’d planned, it certainly is very very good.