Muggle Pumpkin Juice Smoothies

Hogwarts kids drink HELLA pumpkin juice. It’s at every meal, it seems, and it sounds really good. But for a muggle without magic, the idea of juicing a pumpkin doesn’t really work. I’ve seen some recipes for using the juice you get when you roast and strain a pumpkin, but that sounded like too much work. If you look around the internet you’ll find recipes for pumpkin juice that are mostly apple juice with a little pumpkin added. Even Universal Studios sells pumpkin flavored apple juice, which I am honestly, really excited to try. 

How about something that contains more than a hint of pumpkin and doesn’t involve juicing a squash? Pumpkin smoothies were a lot more manageable and also it tasted really great. If anyone has any ideas for how to make real pumpkin juice the muggle way, please let me know! 


Pumpkin Smoothie
Serves 2

2 6oz containers vanilla soy yogurt (I used Whole Soy, but you can use any type of vegan yogurt. If you use unsweetened you’ll need more agave, probably.)
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 1/2 cups almond milk 
2-3 Tablespoons agave
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon + extra for sprinkling
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

Freeze the containers of soy yogurt for a few hours until mostly frozen. You can freeze them all the way over night, but then you might want to let it thaw a bit before putting in your blender. My blender could not handle a frozen cup of yogurt dumped in whole. <—Life lesson. 
Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Serve with a sprinkling of cinnamon on top. 

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