Whether you're trick-or-treating tonight or you filled up your bags last night, you might want to consider a healthy holiday treat that doesn't involve loads of sugar. If you and your family eat a ton of candy on Halloween, consider rationing your kids' candy to a piece a day. Their sugary booty will probably last until Thanksgiving or Christmas! We have a prize box that a lot of it goes into. At the end of the week, if they've behaved themselves, they get a couple of pieces.
1/2 cup pumpkin pureed (or canned)
1 cup yogurt (or kefir)
1 tsp stevia (You could also use 1 Tbsp honey. Maple syrup would be yummy with this.)****
1/2 cup ice
1 egg yolk (optional--and if you do, make sure they eggs are fresh)
Blend together in blender or with handheld blender. Things to add if you want: a handful of spinach or kale, vanilla extract, pumpkin spices or just cinnamon, 1/2 cup butternut squash or pureed sweet potato, 1 Tbsp nut butterd
I know some of you are thinking, "pumpkin or squash in my smoothie?" Try it! My kids absolutely loved it and asked for more, and if you've read some of my other posts, you know they are pretty picky eaters. What a great way to get some vegetables into those little bodies!
*****Stevia experts say that 1 tsp stevia=1 cup of sugar. You may need to experiment because for my stevia this is not true even though the company says they don't cut it with anything. Start with 1/8 tsp. As you blend take a sip and add more if desired.