• Jan J

    posted on October 12, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Sound delicious! Can’t wait to try it.

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  • Candi

    posted on October 12, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Oh, I just have to make this. I am craving it right now. Wondering about chia seeds. I see them in some recipes around the net. Is it for protein or does it take the place of a binder?

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    Amy Reply:

    @Candi, Chia seeds are a superfood, containing in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, copper, iron, and zinc.

    They are used for different purposes in recipe. Here, they add a nutritional punch and I find that they keep my smoothies from separating as they sit.

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  • Jennifer Trias

    posted on October 12, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Chia seeds have good fiber, good fats, and also some protein. I don’t know if they work as binders or not, but that is probably why they are in here. I use them, along with ground flax seeds, ground pumpkin seeds, and hemp seeds in my morning smoothies.

    Also, for a non-dairy version I would recommend coconut milk or coconut cream or even some almond milk would be tasty.

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  • Heather @Gluten-Free Cat

    posted on October 12, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    There are pumpkin smoothie recipes all over the web right now, but I love how creamy yours sounds the the combo of Greek yogurt, pumpkin, and banana. Yum!!

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  • Gail

    posted on October 12, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Hi Amy,

    Oh Boy! As soon as this recipe came through my e-mail I went to the kitchen and gathered all the ingredients to make this as I had some pumpkin puree in the frig that needed using up from a pumpkin bread that I made this morning. I am wondering as I followed everything in this recipe to the letter except for the 1/4 orange which I did not have, and I added the other half of my frozen banana in its place. It was a small to medium sized banana. It wouldn’t move in my Vitamix. It just sat there and I used the tamper too. I was afraid that I was going to damage my machine because I had it on high at the variable speed and it wouldn’t move the ingredients even using the tamper. I then added about 1/2 cup water and there still wasn’t enough liquid to get it really mixing, and so then I added some almond milk–probably 1/2 cup. It still was quite thick, but I drank it. Why do you suppose it is not turning into a smoothie as it was as thick as a milkshake. My Vitamix machine was just purchased in June and I believe there is nothing wrong with it. It just wouldn’t move the above ingredients without the addition of more liquid. It was very tasty when I did get to try it.

    Thanks for all the wonderful recipes Amy!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Gail, Well, that’s because I left the water out of the recipe. :) Thanks for reminding me. Yes, add some water to get it moving. I updated the recipe so that it’s accurate.

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  • Kathy

    posted on October 12, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Would this work in a regular blender (as I don’t have a vita-mix YET lol)?

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    Amy Reply:

    @Kathy, Yes, but you may have to do some extra scraping down and stirring to get it really smooth. It’s why I love my VitaMix.

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  • Janel

    posted on October 13, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Looks so good!

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  • InTolerant Chef

    posted on October 17, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    It’s so different from anything I’ve ever tried with pumpkin before, I might have to wait until my pumpkins are harvested though.

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  • Ann

    posted on October 18, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Hi Amy,
    Can’t wait to try this on my husband. He will love it. I noticed you used Chia. We were just introduced to this yesterday and am glad to see you using and approved them. We want them for the Omega and fiber. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.

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    Amy Reply:

    @Ann, Yes, I love chia! I get mine in bulk because it’s so much cheaper. :)

    You might also want to check out my Lemon Coconut Bar recipe – it uses Chia. http://simplysugarandglutenfree.com/lemon-coconut-bars-dairy-free/

    What other recipes are you using with chia? I’d love to know.

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    Ann Reply:

    @Amy, Thanks for the information. I’ve always loved Lemon bars! I think I’ll check on line too, we only have one ‘health food grocery’ here!

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  • Christina

    posted on May 16, 2012 at 2:28 am

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!! Is whip cream on top g-free?

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    Amy Reply:

    @Christina, Yes, whipped cream is gluten-free.

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    Cyrvy Christina in Colorado Reply:

    @Amy, Wow, yay! This seriously looks great, would replaceing breakfast with it be nutritional? Do yo know how many callories/fat is in 8 ounces of it? Or is this just for like a cheat day (I am trying to lose weight)…

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  • Mickie

    posted on May 24, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an very long comment
    but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
    Anyways, just wanted to say excellent blog!

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