Pumpkin Gingerbread Smoothie

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A Long Weekend Hangover (LWH): describes the sum of unpleasant physiological and psychological effects following a holiday long weekend, such as Thanksgiving. The LWH is especially hard to recover from if you were drinking red wine like juice, eating Pumpkin Pie Brownies like vegetables, and singing Moves Like Jagger 14 times during a 3 hour drive.

Hangover symptoms may persist for several days after pumpkin pie was last consumed. Scratchy Throat Syndrome (otherwise known as singing Moves Like Jagger 14 times), may require strange green drinks for relief.

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Repeat as necessary.

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The Long Weekend Hangover may also be present in animals, most notably the cantankerous feline species. Hibernation under dining room tables may result for up to 72 hours. Cat treats, when left on the chair but not hand fed, are encouraged if not essential for total recuperation. Do not disturb feline or Stink Eye may occur.

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For complete recovery from LWH, ingesting pumpkin first thing in the morning is necessary or withdrawal symptoms may persist.

Recommended Dosage: Pumpkin Gingerbread in smoothie form until symptoms dissipate or until the next long weekend, whichever comes first.

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Prognosis…improved and likely to recover.

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Cat @Breakfast to Bed October 12, 2011

I totally get that. I also love your cat’s markings, s/he’s like a tiny little cheetah!

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Cait's Plate October 12, 2011

Those are just two of the best flavor combinations ever. I can only imagine how good that tastes. And I LOVE the Sketchy “stink eye” hahaha – that’s so great.

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Linda` October 12, 2011

Holy gees this looks delicious! Isn’t pumpkin pie better warm though?

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Felicia (Natural + Balanced) October 12, 2011

i really should start adding molasses to my pumpkin smoothies! such a good idea. sounds like you had an awesome weekend. sometimes hangovers are worth it!

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Ashley October 12, 2011

This looks amazing! I’ve been craving everything pumpkin lately, so I will definitely be trying this one!

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Diane October 12, 2011

This looks great! I will making it tomorrow for breakfast!!

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 12, 2011

Yummmmmm! This sounds awesome and I love the addition of molasses to deepen the flavour! I think I’m about as tired of Moves Like Jagger as you are! :)

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Noelle (@singerinkitchen) October 12, 2011

ha ha ha ha, scratchy throat from singing Moves like Jagger. That was a great line! Yummy smoothie. Perhaps tomorrow morning I will enjoy this!

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JenATX October 12, 2011

I hope your recovery is swift & strong! I’ve felt this way many a time after a nice long weekend :)

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shannon October 12, 2011

I can’t wait to make this smoothie tomorrow morning! Also that cat is so beautiful.

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AGS October 12, 2011

Hilarious. I think this smoothie looks like the perfect foray into the Fall/Pumpkin squash season!

In other news, thought you’d enjoy this: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/01/breaking-bread-everywhere-plentifully-or-pitifully/

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 12, 2011

That’s really interesting, thanks for sharing!

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Justine November 20, 2011

Soooo good! I made it for everyone in my family and it was a hit! I’m going to add a scoop of pea protein next time and have it for breakfast!
Thanks Angela!

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DG October 12, 2011

If you could not have banana, what would you do, just leave it out or substitute it with something else? And if the latter, what would you recommend?

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Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit October 12, 2011

Looks delicious! I did something similar a couple of weeks ago and topped it off with a bit of coconut whipped cream. mm-mm. I can relate to the LWH, my gosh it’s hard to get back into the swing of things.
I ended up making the pumpkin pie we were talking about last week AND included avocado! I was so nervous putting it in the processor, but I did it anyways and it turned out perfectly, mind you it is no bake. Just posted the recipe today, if you’re interested: http://www.healthfulpursuit.com/2011/10/no-bake-pumpkin-tarts/

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 12, 2011

wow you are a genius girlfriend!!!

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Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit October 12, 2011

I don’t know about genius… Or, maybe I’m tiptoeing between genius and insane. The verdict is still out on that one :P Next step is to try it with a baked pumpkin pie like you did… eak! Hope you’re having a fantastic day :)

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Jen {The Wholehearted Life} October 12, 2011

Hate, hate, hate those LWH!!!!! I’m actually coming off a 4 month bender so I feel you!

And oh my goodness does this look amazing! My Vitamix has been feeling a wee bit neglected lately and this may be just the cure….

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Piotr November 16, 2012

We enjoy the cider mill too. This year we drove the motorcycle and didn’t have room for a lot of stuff to bring home. I think we got a quart of cider lol and any dotuns we got were basically crumbs :) Still a fun day

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Kristen @ Chocolate Covered Kristen October 12, 2011

Wait – so pumpkin pie brownies AREN’T a vegetable? Smoothie looks delicious! It’s still too warm in CA for me to hop on the fall baking bandwagon – it’s so disappointing! I’m ready for sweaters and scarves and spiced apples.

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Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes October 12, 2011

I need one! It’s a cold, rainy morning where I’m at, and this smoothie looks like the warmest, happiest thing right now! Can’t wait to try it. :)

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Kate October 12, 2011

sketchie is seriously so adorable it makes me want a kitten!! & the smoothie looks amazing I love pumpkin + gingerbread!

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Krystina (Organically Me) October 12, 2011

Haha, my cat gives me the stink eye often. It’s just…adorable.

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Jackie @ That Deep Breath October 12, 2011

Aww adorable pictures!! This smoothie looks amazing!

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Estela @ Weekly Bite October 12, 2011

Looks like the perfect Fall smoothie! :)

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Arielle (Your Vegan Girlfriend) October 12, 2011

Wish you had posted this yesterday so it could have made my epic mile long vegan recipe round up! However, combining the two quintessential holiday flavors in smoothie form is puer genious … and pure yumness. Thanks Ang!

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Carolyn @ HealthKitten.com October 12, 2011

Having three cats of my own, I’m used to the Stink Eye! My Roxy is an expert: Flickr photo. :)

I think I must be the only person who hasn’t heard that “Moves Like Jagger” song! The curse of listening to too much Pandora and Spotify custom playlists (I’m on a Ben Folds kick now), I suppose. Also, that smoothie looks delicious! Makes me wish I was home instead of at work… :(

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Ashley October 12, 2011

Pumpkin pie smoothies are seriously one of the best! They’re so thick and creamy. Have you ever tried using butternut squash? Tastes even better!

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Anna @ On Anna's Plate October 12, 2011

I am LOVING all of the pumpkin smoothies that are popping up on the blog world today…yum!!

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Amy @ The Whole Sweet Scoop October 12, 2011

YUM! Making this as soon as I get home tonight. Pumpkin Gingerbread Smoothie for dinner it is!

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Coco October 12, 2011

Love your new blog header–so festive for fall!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 12, 2011

Thanks Coco!

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The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh October 12, 2011

1) Your cat is stunning!
2) You said stink eye…I thought it was only us and Hawaiians that used that term! :-)
3) I literally twitched with excitement seeing the title of the post. Yep, I’m makin’ this bad boy!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 12, 2011

Sketchie says thank you! And then gives you the stink eye for good measure.

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Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy October 12, 2011

This sounds delicious! I love the added molasses into the smoothie!

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Gina @ Running to the Kitchen October 12, 2011

I just made a pumpkin pie smoothie yesterday, might have to switch it up a bit and try this today! PS-I’m not even a “cat person” but, I think Sketchy is gorgeous, stink eye and all ;)

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Leah Dupasquier October 12, 2011

Angela – where do you buy your straws? Looks like another great smootie!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 12, 2011

It’s from Glass D’harma :)

http://glassdharma.com/

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Sue October 12, 2011

Re: “Moves like Jagger”/ Cats with attitudes

Arguing with my cat this morning. He insists the words are “moves like jaguar”! Pulled up the lyrics on my computer to prove him wrong, and he says “I can’t read the screen without my glasses, and unfortunately my glasses are broken”. I’m thinking someone is just a sore loser.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 12, 2011

haha :) I think Sketchie would agree

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Michelle October 12, 2011

cannot wait to try this- move over green monster there is a new sherrif in town!

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brandi October 12, 2011

this sounds so good!

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dana @ my little celebration October 12, 2011

Oh yum! This sounds fantastic! I have been having smoothies once a day recently so I’ll have to work this into my options. Thanks!

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Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} October 12, 2011

I love the addition of blackstrap molasses! Gotta try this.

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Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove October 12, 2011

Not a pumpkin fan but I love that this just screams “Fall!”. It makes me so excited for cooler weather.

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katie@ KatieDid October 12, 2011

MAn I could have used this on Monday… or everyday of this past weekend. Roommate’s 21st birthday last week= 4 days of parties. My hangover cure was 15 mugs of hot chocolate and some fresh air :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 12, 2011

That will do it too ;)

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Kate October 12, 2011

Yummy!

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justine October 12, 2011

angela, do you have a preference for the type of pumpkin/winter squash you use in this?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 12, 2011

I just used organic canned pumpkin in this smoothie :) I’m sure many types would work though!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 12, 2011

I’m a with you on the hangover. Except mine is a long vacation hangover. 2 weeks in Italy and my body is so tired and confused it doesn’t know which way is up! Lots of green smoothies, for sure! My latest was with butternut squash – Delish!

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