For lighter things, though -- Pumpkin Pie Smoothie! [GF, DF, NF]
And it is light, not to mention delicious. This simple blend of fresh organic pumpkin, light spicing, and vanilla protein powder makes an amazing facsimile of true pie-out-of-the-pan. Except better. Perhaps.
Well, you ought to try it.
Simple ingredients, clean, and easy and good on the gut -- after all, ginger heals all things inside, or so they say. It certainly soothes an upset tummy.
1/2 or 3/4 cup pureed pumpkin
1 cup ice
1/2 cup chopped fennel (optional)
1/2 teaspoon diced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon dry ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 gala apple
1 frozen banana
Dump into a blender, puree til smooth. I like to dust with cinnamon and cocoa powder, and a little stevia or honey at the end, and eat it with warm toast. The best gluten free toast by far -- and it gives the feeling of crust to the pie of the smoothie -- is Silver Hills Chia Chia bread.