bonus smoothie recipe #1 — “pumpkin” nog

IMGP6153thanks so much for the enthusiastic response to my last post!  as a token of my gratitude, i’ll share a freebie recipe for everyone.  this morning’s smoothie didn’t make the cut into the book because it’s a bit too decadent for everyday (and because i already have a “december” recipe that i’m quite pleased with), but it was so delicious that you just have to try it.

“pumpkin” nog shake smoothie

1 c. almond or soy nog (or if you’re feeling extremely indulgent, i suppose you could use real egg nog….. but i loved it with this brand.  yes i am a sucker for pretty packaging.)

1 T. almond or cashew butter

1/2 c. frozen roasted sweet potatoes

1/4 t. fresh grated nutmeg

advance prep:

roast sweet potatoes at 400° for an hour until tender.  let cool, peel, cut into 1″ cubes.  arrange the cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze.  you could probably also freeze dollops of pumpkin puree instead, but i haven’t tried that myself, so it’s at your own risk.

combine all ingredients in a blender and process until very smooth.  if it’s too thick, add water (i don’t normally advocate for water in smoothies, but the nog won’t thin this down very quickly and i had trouble getting mine up through my straw!).  if it’s too thin, add more frozen sweet potato.

before adding water, i probably could have eaten this with a spoon and easily mistaken it for a pumpkin nog milkshake.  enjoy!  (and don’t forget to order your books by monday night to take advantage of the “hellohappysmoothie” coupon code for 40% off the list price)

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