Monday, August 26, 2013

Secret Recipe Club: Pumpkin Spice Latte Smoothie

It's time for Secret Recipe Club again! Each month, the SRC members are assigned another member's blog to explore.  We all pick a recipe to make and share, exposing our readers to lots of fun new blogs! This month, I was assigned Life on Food, a blog written by Emily.  Emily and I are about the same age, and we both happen to have studied Economics.  Obviously we both also loooove food!  Her blog has tons of delicious recipes and as usual I had a hard time choosing (my email to myself with links to choose from had at least 6 recipes).

Let me tell you, this month was an adventure in terms of SRC.  I had finally decided on a recipe to make from Emily's blog: Coconut Zucchini Bread, and then I decided to make some toast before making dinner.  Well, I don't own a toaster, so I make my toast in the oven.  And guess what, my oven caught on fire!! Like, the element at the bottom literally had a hole burnt completely through it. Needless to say, it was Friday afternoon, and my landlord didn't answer his phone.  Of course, I had left my recipe til the last minute (not even as bad as normal though to be honest), so I quickly had to come up with something else to make from Emily's blog -- something that didn't require baking or even using the stovetop (my range is old and kind of scary, so I didn't want to take any chances).

Well, it was like the heavens opened and pointed me in the direction of this smoothie recipe.  You see, I had also just recently been discussing the topic of Starbucks' fall menu and when it would return, especially given the cooler temps we've been having here in Ottawa.  My favorite thing on their fall menu is the Pumpkin Spice Latte.  So when I saw Emily's smoothie recipe, I knew it was meant to be and the best possible outcome of my oven disaster.  Plus, I had just made a batch of cold brew coffee and I obviously have a well documented love of smoothies.

This smoothie definitely satisfied my fall cravings!  It was delicious! Thank you Emily!

Once my oven is fixed, I have a long list of recipes to try from Emily's blog! Seriously, go check her blog out!  Your tummy will thank you!

Pumpkin Spice Latté Smoothie

From Life on Food

1 frozen banana
1/4 cup pureed pumpkin
1 cup coffee (I used 1/2 cup cold brew, since it's a bit more concentrated)
1 cup coconut milk (I used unsweetened)
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
*I also added 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

Add all ingredients in blender. Run till smooth, about 3 minutes.

See the rest of the SRC Posts below!


  1. this looks GREAT! i also love pumpkin spice lattes

  2. This sounds like the perfect way to transition to fall! Great pick this month :)

  3. What a fabulous prelude to Autumn! I cannot wait for pumpkin season......Karen

  4. Looks delicious:) Great pick for SRC~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines


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