Friday, October 28, 2011

Godiva Pumpkin Spice Coffee Smoothie

Most of the time I like my coffee dark with a splash of soy/almond milk and stevia to spice it up. Lately I've been addicted to the espresso machine that resides in my new house. We have a bit of a relationship.

But I'm not going to pretend to be a coffee snob who only drink counter culture pour over drip. Not that it isn't fantastic, but I like variety a lot more. I also like Texas pecan, hazelnut, and most other flavored coffees.

Especially pumpkin.

In case you didn't read my last post, Pumpkin is another of my obsessions. So I COULD NOT wait to try Godiva Coffee's latest seasonal flavors-Pumpkin Spice and Caramel Pecan Bark as part of Foodbuzz's Tastemaker program.

Native San Franciscan Corinne was the first person who told me "YOU MUST TRY GODIVA COFFEE." I assumed she was just partial to the local, world-renowned chocolatier. Nope, girl was right, this stuff is gooood.

And what's way better than a Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte, when it’s still over 80 in October in Texas?? A Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
  • 1 cup cold-pressed Godiva Pumpkin Spice Coffee
  • ½ cup pureed pumpkin ( I used fresh but canned will do)
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk (soy works as well)
  • 1 banana
  • Ice
  • Vanilla Stevia to taste
  • Optional: protein powder of choice (I used hemp)
Blend! Cold-pressed coffee results in a creamy, smooth taste, and since it’s cold you don’t have to worry about it melting all the ice and making this less smoothie-esque. The cinnamon, nutmeg and clove notes shine through.
I'll be sipping this while thinking of my Boston trip that's just 3 weeks ago!
Have a fantastic weekend!!!


Karen said...

OMG I love love love Godiva pumpkin spice coffee! I bought it last year on sale and just looked on line for where I can find it locally today and ran across your article and recipe... I am SO going to make this myself, and enjoy a pumpkin latte smoothie while reading my new color Kindle at home! Happy Thanksgiving. :-)

Corinne said...

Um just tried the pumpkin kind (with your snazzy coupons and thanks to this post)...and it's to die for! But, now, I just can't find the peppermint mocha lol lol xoxo. Love the recipe!