Menu Planning Central Smoothie
Yesterday, I bought the Summer E-book Bundle from Menu Planning Central, 9 products worth over $100 for 90% off right now! The price is $10. Good until Tuesday, July 26th.

In the bundle is a Smoothie E-book and I just had to try this one today. We have been in the pumpkin mood around here this past week, so this one stood out. There are many more that I am looking forward to trying too.

The kids enjoyed this today also. We had it for dessert. We didn't have any whipping cream which we thought would have made it extra yummy. Next time we will be prepared.

No, I cannot share the recipe per the agreement within the e-book.

But, I did find this one:


Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Servings: 5 servings

1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin, chilled
1 can (12 fl. oz.) * NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Fat Free Milk, chilled
1 cup crushed ice
2/3 cup (6-oz. container) vanilla light and nonfat yogurt
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Light whipped cream

Combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, yogurt, sugar and pumpkin pie spice in blender; cover. Blend until mixture is smooth. If a thinner smoothie is desired, add water, a little at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

Top with whipped cream; sprinkle with additional pumpkin pie spice.

Recipe from

It looks just as good. I might have to give it a go.



The other day I made this scrumptious 'chocolate nut' ice cream. I am trying to cut as much dairy out of my diet as possible, but oh how I enjoy ice cream.

The reason for cutting out dairy is to see if it helps with my allergies. My nose seems to always be stuffed or running. I still have phlegm in my throat. But, I have noticed an improvement since I have reduced my dairy intake. :)

The only dairy I usually eat now is butter and cheese. I need to look for a few substitutes for those. Also, sour cream. I don't eat sour cream much, mostly in burritos or tacos, so that isn't too much of a problem. I don't know if I will ever be dairy free.

Anyway, back to the yummy ice cream.

Here is what I added to the blender. When I made this previously, I used less peanut butter, but I could hardly taste it, so I added more this time. Last time I also used chocolate rice milk, but this time I decided to use cocoa powder. Cocoa powder I have on hand more often.


1 1/2 cups water
2 Tbs. cocoa powder
1 Tbs. stevia blend
6 bananas frozen
3 Tbs. peanut butter, almond butter or any nut butter you enjoy.


Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.

I guess the texture is more like a shake, but I like ice cream better. :)