Monday, October 31, 2011

Low Calorie Pumpkin Pie Milk Shake


HaPpY  HaLLOwEeN everyone!!! 

What an amazing weekend we had! Saturday we worked all day and night, getting ready for our semi-annual community garage sale and readying our store for the holidays (we have a collectibles store, we sell mostly Christmas collectibles).  Sunday we spent the afternoon and early evening with our most fantastic long time friend "Uncle Happy".  Weird nickname, huh?  Well he is Em's Godfather, and honestly I have never seen him so happy and smiley as when he is with Em.  So, he became Uncle Happy.  We had a wonderful birthday celebration for Uncle Happy and a magnificent pie (which I will be sharing on Friday).  Em colored a beautiful birthday card for him and I don't think I have ever seen him so happy as when he looked at the card, and said "this one's a keeper".  {{{sniffle, sniffle}}}  Ok, so I am a bit sentimental and sensitive lately.

I can't believe it is Halloween already.  We are spending the day doing Halloween things.  Going to the pumpkin patch, carving a pumpkin and going Trick or Treating (at our family and friends houses, and then around the neighborhood).  We are quite excited now that Em is almost 2 and has a better concept of what is going on around her.
So, in the spirit of Halloween and pumpkins, today we are featuring a Low Calorie Pumpkin Milk Shake, this recipe was shared by YaYa's daughter on Facebook and it sounded so good I had to try it.  It was amazing and absolutely perfect just the way it is.

Enjoy!  I certainly did!
Low Calorie Pumpkin Milk Shake
(makes 4 servings)
15 ounce can Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin (NOT pie filling), frozen in an ice cube tray
2 cups Fat Free Milk
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup Splenda
2 cups Cool Whip light, divided
  
In a blender combine frozen pumpkin, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and Splenda. Blend until shake consistency.

Serve with 1/2 cup Cool Whip light on each serving.
 

7 comments:

  1. Two is a fun age for trick or treating. We were laughing last night about a funny story about my daughter dressed in her carebear outfit. My other daughter wanted to go into everyone's house when she was trick or treating....sooo cute. I'm sure you will have some laughs tonight with Em.

    This milkshake sounds awesome...I love frozen pumpkin anything and the fact that this is on the lighter side is a huge plus!

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  2. I will be trying this for sure! I just might add a little protein powder and some extra sustenance and call it lunch!

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  3. Happy Halloween- WOW! Pumpkin in a milkshake- how much better could one's day get after having this! My 2 yr old is going trick or treating tonight dressed as a fireman- we are still obsessed with firetrucks! Here is to a fun and interesting and hopefully not to eventful night!

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  4. What fun for everyone - pumpkin in a shake! Might be our next morning smoothie!

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  5. Oh wow...I love pumpkin and I love ice cream. Together? Even better.

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  6. Never would have thought to freeze some pumpkin puree in ice cube trays. What a great idea.

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  7. It looks decadently delicious. How great that it's low cal!

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