Time for another green monster. A green monster that is fall. It’s pumpkin, spice, bananas, oats, and–of course–spinach.
Can’t be a green monster without the green.
Pumpkin Pie Green Monster
- 1 C milk (Fritz and I have graduated to 1%)
- 1 ripe (frozen, if possible) banana
- 1/8 C oats
- 1/3 C pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix!)
- 2 handfuls baby spinach
- 1/2 t cinnamon
- sprinkle of nutmeg or cloves
- couple of ice cubes
As always, combine liquids and light stuff on the bottom, weighted down by the banana and ice. Blend for a few minutes until smooth.
Easy as always.
The pumpkin really makes this into a super smooth green monster with an awesome texture. Very pumpkin-pie filling like.
I’ve been totally ready for fall weather, but was a little bummed by all the nonstop rain we’d been having. But this week–should be absolutely gorgeous and sunny (green monster weather!).
Sprinkle a little cinnamon on top of this green monster for a little extra spice and hey–top with a little whipped cream if you want to go crazy. Why not? It’s pumpkin pie!
To do list for the weekend–finally take out the air conditioners and (maybe) switch to our cold-weather comforter. I like to sleep with the windows open (actually, I like the windoes open all of the time), and our summer blanket just hasn’t been doing it for us.
I always know if it was a little too cold at night when I wake up with Fritz and Henry suction-cupped to me. Normally Fritz needs his distance when he sleeps, but he’s always willing to steal body heat when necessary.
Lastly–CSA box number 19 was so full of great fall stuff. Two bags of baby lettuce mix, just in time (we’ve been craving more greens lately). Golden beets and sweet potatoes? Gosh.
I love fall.