Not Quite a Milkshake

I’m still dreaming about that pumpkin chocolate chip milkshake I had this weekend.

I’ve been thinking about it so much the past two days that I decided I needed to make my oatmeal taste as close as possible to the shake. Could that even happen? Oatmeal that tastes like a milkshake?

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Not many changes from my normal pumpkin oatmeal, but this bowl was definitely spicier!

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup milk
  • pinch salt
  • cinnamon
  • 1-2 tiny drops NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia
  • pinch nutmeg, cloves, and ground ginger!
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • Dark chocolate chunks
  • a dollop of fresh almond butter, for some healthy fat and staying power!

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Maybe it wasn’t ice cream or a frozen treat, but my pumpkin oatmeal will have to use all these spices now. I loved the vanilla stevia, too.

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I don’t normally sweeten my oatmeal with anything besides banana, but that tiny bit of depth from the vanilla was perfect and it really let the spices shine.

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And you can never go wrong with dark chocolate and pumpkin. Ever.

Even more fun in a glass!

 

Have you ever made a pumpkin smoothie or milkshake? Do you have a good recipe?

I think I need to try making my own soon.

 

14 comments

  1. That looks like such a delicious breakfast!

  2. I had pumpkin oatmeal this morning, too! Just wish I had thought to add some chocolate. :)

    I’ve never made a pumpkin smoothie, but my husband and I keep talking about it…….now we just gotta do it!

  3. I just ate breakfast…and now I want to eat again.

    Pumpkin milkshakes might need to happen in my life. ASAP.

  4. I add pumpkin to my oats much of the time, but you know? I have never added chocolate. This will change… TOMORROW ! :D

  5. I love all things pumpkin, so I bet a smoothie would be awesome too.
    Although, it’s too cold for a smoothie right now :))

  6. dark chocolate+pumpkin = delicious! I never thought of a pumpkin smoothie, but it sounds really good!

  7. I’ve never made a pumpkin smoothie or milkshake, but both sound delicious! I’ve been eyeing up the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard at DQ and may have to splurge soon. :)

  8. Ummm, this quite possibly looks better than a milkshake! :)

  9. That looks delicious, even if it’s not a milkshake! On a similar note; I’ve decided I’m going to make pumpkin oats a la mode this weekend :D

  10. O wow, I need to recreate this. Sounds amazing! Thanks for the recipe.

  11. That may not be a milkshake exactly, but it still sounds delicious! I love pumpkin pie spices – I literally dump it into my oatmeal! LOL :-D

  12. I havent made a pumpkin shake but it definitely sounds like something I’d like to try!!

  13. I have been making pumpkin smoothies lately and have been sticking to a pumpkin and almond butter combo or pumpkin, banana and almond butter combo.

    I add lots of pumpkin pie spice and use coconut milk as my base, they have been tasting amazing! Almost too good to call breakfast. :)

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