Monday, November 24, 2014
This was one of those times I really wanted to take that step. Why, you ask? Well, for this month's secret recipe club assignment I was give a blog that will take your taste buds all around the world. Tara's Multicultural Table definitely lives up to the name, it's packed with amazing recipes from all over and they all sound incredible. From her beautifully fluffy Brusselse Wafles, Hortobagy Palacsinta (Hungarian stuffed crepes), caramelle (pasta stuffed with sweet potato) and cioccolata calda (Italian hot chocolate with orange whipped cream)...and that's just a glimpse into what she has to offer. All of her recipes look so good, so be sure to head over there and check them all out!
I jumped from one recipe to the other and then I came across it. It. A smoothie, which you all know is one of my favorite things ever. But not just any smoothie, a pumpkin cheesecake smoothie! What, are you kidding me? When I read the title, it's like the clouds opened up and the sun was shining down on me!
Folks, this smoothie is incredible. It's thick, rich, creamy, full of pumpkin pie flavor and topped with a sprinkle of graham crackers. In the words for Tara's husband, it's like drinking a slice of pumpkin pie!
Pumpkin Cheesecake Smoothie
3/4 Cup milk
1/4 Cup pumpkin puree, frozen or refrigerated
1 Small ripe frozen banana, chopped
1/4 Cup quick oats
1/4 Greek yogurt
1 Oz cream cheese
2-3 Tbsp honey
1/2 Tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/8 Tsp cinnamon
Graham crackers, for topping, optional
Whipped cream, for topping, optional.
Combine milk, pumpkin, banana, oats, yogurt, cream cheese and spices in a blender. Blend until smooth. Transfer to a cup, top with graham crackers and whipped if desired and serve.
Recipe source: barely adapted Tara's Multicultural Table