If you find yourself with a little extra pumpkin puree this week or next, or you are still in the pumpkin spirit and want a new way to serve it up to your toddler, try a Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie! It's easy to blend up and the chocolate helps it feel a little safer if it's a new food for your kids.
You can use whichever type of milk you prefer and adjust the sweetness as needed. We drink our smoothies in a Squeasy Gear pouch (remove the lid before handing it over to your toddler otherwise it can be tricky to use) or in a regular cup with a silicone lid cover and straw.
We make this with Ripple chocolate milk since it's really low in sugar—it somehow only has 3 more grams than regular white milk—but it both tastes great and is totally smooth and creamy! You can use all regular milk and simply add 1-2 tablespoons cocoa powder and a little honey or maple syrup to sweeten.
- 1 cup chocolate milk
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/3-1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 small banana, frozen
- 1-2 tablespoons almond butter
- dash cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds (optional)