Smoothies in my house are more than just a delicious treat, they are an integral part of our lifestyle; a reflection of each individual family member varying in flavour, consistency, and ingredients.
My son is a fruit lover – always has been and likely always will be. His favourite smoothie is the basic combination of mixed frozen fruit, dollop of vanilla yogurt, splash of whatever fruit juice is in the fridge, and blend. This is definitely our go-to smoothie combination for those hot summer days we had – those humid, hazy days that already feel so long gone…
My daughter on the other hand is a little pickier about her flavours. Whereas my son is happy to have any random handful of fruit tossed in the blender my daughter is much more precise about creating the flavour of her choice. 3 frozen strawberries, 7 frozen blueberries, 1 frozen peach slice, add the juice up to a specific pre-determined spot on the cup, and so on, until she’s created the perfect concoction.
Personally I find myself coming up with THE BEST SMOOTHIE EVER, and repeating this combination for weeks until it’s greatness seems to diminish and I’m left searching again for the actual best. Although I do love a healthy smoothie, I don’t discriminate. For quite some time now it’s been a coffee based, vanilla flavoured combination holding a special place in my heart. Recently though I’ve found myself (once again!) lacking the love for this delicious drink. Perhaps it is the cooling temperatures contributing but I think today I finally got to the bottom of my smoothie drought – PUMPKIN, or the lack of!
I swear as soon as September hits the air changes and my mouth waters for pumpkin. Pumpkin everything and anything. We’ve had a few solid months of enjoying pumpkin baking (cookies, muffins, loaves, granola) and now it’s time for pumpkin drinking! Here it is my friends, the BEST SMOOTHIE EVER – I call it, Pumpkin in a Cup (witty I know!)