Two years ago, my life changed… and it was for the better. I began dating C in September and finally found true love. Then, on Thanksgiving Day 2009, I reluctantly ate a slice of pumpkin pie for dessert. My world was suddenly brighter and had new meaning. Between the start of my relationship with C and that first taste, I’d have to say that pumpkin pie comes in a close second. 🙂
I was never a huge fan of that orange gelatinous-looking pie until that day. And now? I can’t get enough of it. Pies, cookies, puddings, breads, cupcakes… and that ever-popular spiced latte. So, imagine my excitement when I was tapped to try Godiva Coffee’s new Pumpkin Spice variation? Triple score! It’s a medium roast that tastes just like warm pumpkin pie with cinnamon, nutmeg and sweet vanilla cream notes. Um, pumpkin pie in liquid form? Yes, please! I decided to add a cup of it to this pumpkin pie-like smoothie, giving a bit of buzz to my ice-cold morning treat. And the result is nothing short of stellar.
As for the fabulous Foodbuzz Tastemakers Tervis tumbler featured in the photo above? I absolutely love it! I’ve used Tervis tumblers in my kitchen for several years now and I haven’t found anything better. They’re virtually indestructible… they won’t crack, melt, shatter or chip and they come with a lifetime guarantee! Forget condensation rings on your furniture and have no fear – they’re dishwasher safe!
Pumpkin Pie-Java Smoothie
Source: A ‘My Baking Heart’ original
Yields: 2 servings
1 c cold, brewed Godiva Pumpkin Spice coffee
1/2 c skim milk
1 c pumpkin puree
1/3 c fat-free plain vanilla yogurt
3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 c Splenda for Baking
1/2 c ice cubes
Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth. Pour into glasses and garnish with a little more spice, if desired.
Disclaimer: As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received a selection of ground coffees from Godiva and a Tervis tumbler to review. All photography and opinions are my own.