Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Pumpkin Pie Push Ups
I know, there are people out there who are dreading the upcoming weekend as the unofficial end of summer. I think most people may fall into the category of "I'm bummed summer is over but Fall is cool too. Bring it." Those aren't me, of course, I've been counting down the days until Fall since the beginning of June because I'm not a summer girl. Regardless of what camp you fall into, these babies will satisfy the summer you're trying to hold on to and celebrate the upcoming season of pumpkin and cinnamon everything.
The Mr is nuts over these. He says they taste just like frozen pumpkin pie and I agree. I get that wonderful spicy taste of Fall in the push up form we've enjoyed all summer. Here's what you'll need to make yours.
Pumpkin Pie Push Ups
8 oz bananas, frozen and sliced
3 oz of Vitacoco coconut water
1/2 cup Libby's canned pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla paste (or extract)
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp ground ginger
2 1/2 sheets honey graham crackers
5 tbsp Cool Whip Lite
Let's get started.
In your personal sized blender, add your bananas and coconut water.
Give it a whirl.
When it is smooth, grab your pumpkin.
Add it to the banana smoothie mixture.
Add your vanilla paste.
Add all of your spices.
Give it another whirl until everything is combined.
Break your graham cracker sheets in half so you have 5 halves.
Crumble them one at a time on a paper towel.
Add a few to the bottom to mimic a "crust."
Grab your pumpkin smoothie. Try not to just stick a straw in it and drink it straight up!
Fill your push up containers 3/4 of the way up with pumpkin goodness.
Get some of your graham cracker crumbles and use a chopstick or something similar to sink them throughout the push up. (Click here to order push up containers if you don't have them)
Put a few on top too (making sure you leave the smallest crumbs for topping later).
Top with 1 tbsp of Cool Whip Lite.
Use the last of the wee bits of graham crackers to sprinkle on top of the cool whip.
Top it off with the lid and repeat with the rest of the containers.
Put them in the freezer to chill out.
A few hours later you will have frozen pumpkin pie deliciousness. You can enjoy the taste of Fall and still cling on to summer.
You know you want to.
Nutritional Information (per push up): Calories 84 Total Fat 2g Sat Fat 1g Sodium 33mg Potassium 155mg Total Carbs 17g Fiber 2g Sugars 8g Protein 1g Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 17% Calcium 1% Iron 2%
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