Smoothie Operator: Tempting Frozen Drinks

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Have you ever tried to get your child to drink a V8? It's a lost cause. But if you hide the vegetables in smoothies, desserts and entrées, then you can get your kid to gulp down a serving of veggies before you finish cleaning up the kitchen.

Super Smoothie

(Adapted from Whole Foods chefs' recipes in Fitness November 2007)

Serves: 4 |Calories: 88 | Protein: 3g | Carbohydrate: 15g | Fat: 2g |Fiber: 2g


  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/3 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2/3 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup ice
  • Whipped cream and cinnamon (optional)

Put everything except the ice in the blender and blend until smooth. Then add the ice and blend until smooth and creamy without any chunks. Garnish with the dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon if you so choose.