I love making shakes for dessert and/or breakfast because they only take a few minutes to make, are easy to add healthy extras to and always taste delicious. If you are short on time, feel free to omit the vanilla frosting.
2 frozen bananas
½ cup of pumpkin puree
½ cup of plant milk
1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup or agave
Pinch of nutmeg
Optional Vanilla Frosting (Recipe from FOK):
5 ounces pitted whole dates, chopped
¾ cup unsalted raw cashews
Seeds from 1 vanilla bean (or 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract)
Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth
Optional: For the frosting, combine the dates, cashews, and seeds from the vanilla bean or vanilla extract in a blender. Add just enough water to cover the mixture. Let stand for 45 minutes or until dates and cashews are softened. Cover and blend until smooth, adding water if it’s too stiff to easily blend.