Psst- You… Yes, you! I’m talking to you, the person looking for a cool Halloween smoothie!
Let me tell you something: you don’t necessarily have to put veggies and greens in your smoothie to make it healthy.
It’s Halloween so you probably have a pumpkin or two in your house right now. Pumpkin is not a veggie, btw. It’s a fruit, FYI!
What I personally like about this Halloween smoothie recipe is that even if you’re not a fan of how pumpkins taste, you’ll be able to enjoy the taste of this smoothie.
But since it’s Halloween, you most certainly want to make everything you cook (even if it’s a smoothie) spookier and more fun. So I’ve added an extra ghost toppingto the pumpkin smoothie.
The ghost topping is optional, but it’s a great option for those looking to satisfy their sweet tooth.
While you can serve this smoothie either with or without the ghost topping, this smoothie will serve as a perfect snack while you and your friends or family are making Halloween preparations.
Bonus: kids of all ages will certainly love this cool-looking Halloween smoothie, and you can store this smoothie in your fridge for a few hours, if you catch my drift.
What I mean is that you can have a few (or a dozen, your call!) of this spooky ghost Halloween smoothies stored in your fridge to give it to the kids who come trick or treating to your house.
Another great thing about this Halloween smoothie is that it’s packed with protein and contains such super foods as flaxseeds, cacao and chia seeds.
- Pumpkin puree – ½ cups
- Protein powder – 25 g (optional)
- Banana – 1 peeled, sliced, frozen
- Unsweetened almond milk – 1 cup
- Ground flaxseeds – 1 tsp
- Chia seeds – 1 tsp
- Cinnamon and nutmeg – to taste
- Ice cubes – 5
Ghost topping (optional):
- Full-fat coconut milk, placed in fridge for at least 12 hours – 200 ml
- Vanilla extract – ½ tsp
- Chocolate chips high in cocoa beans – 2 mini
- (Don’t touch the ingredients for the ghost topping yet!) Blend all the ingredients except for ice cubes in a blender until smooth.
- Add ice cubes to the blender and keep blendin’ until they’re crushed.
- Pour the smoothie into a glass.
Directions for the ghost topping (optional):
- After the coconut milk has been in the fridge for at least 12 hours, separate coconut water and solidifier milk into two bowls.
- Whip the solidified coconut milk and vanilla using a hand mixer until it looks like whipped cream.
- Put the whipped cream on top of your pumpkin-packed smoothie so that it looks like a ghost.
- Put two mini cocoa-packed chocolate chips on the whipped cream so it looks like the eyes.