Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

Although the warm weather is moving along, I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to iced beverages just yet – and I’m definitely not kicking my smoothie habit to the curb any time soon.  Yes, reaching for a tall cold glass during steamy Summer days is probably more likely to happen than when there’s snow on the ground – but I’ll still make it happen, because they do the body good 😉
So, on that note, I’m kicking off this week with my first Fall Smoothie recipe (which I’m calling an iced pumpkin latte) and telling you all about the most amazing glass straw there ever was.  What do you mean? you say, well let me tell you.  It’s sort of like Cinderella’s glass slipper; it just fits and no other shoe (read: straw) will ever feel right again!
Once upon a time, my husband told me that I couldn’t re-use my plastic straws any longer, because they weren’t meant to be washed and re-used (bacteria). So, I hit up google in search of something better.  Alas, I found Glass Dharma, THE source for glass straws. 
“Since March of 2007 GlassDharma has been producing glass drinking straws. The  GlassDharma mission is to create world-wide awareness about single use plastics and how damaging plastic straws are to our environment. Glass Straws provide an alternative that eliminates the need for straws made from plastic.” –
Not only did Glass Dharma oblige my curiosity to a better smoothie-drinking way, they wanted to encourage y’all to make a change as well!  They are offering a $25.00 gift certificate for to one lucky reader, so that you too can fall in love with your very own glass slippers, ahem, I mean straw!  All you have to do is enter below 🙂  Cheers!   *GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. SORRY READERS, PLS CHECK OUT CURRENT GIVEAWAYS.

Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

Serves 2

2 cups of unsweetened almond milk
4 heaping Tablespoons of pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling in a can!)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla
2-3 drops of stevia, optional
1/2 banana
12-14 ice cubes

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Use ice crush method to break down ice cubes.
  3. Blend on medium-high until smooth.
  4. Enjoy!!
Emily Smith

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  1. The straws sound great!! We use them a lot in this house too.

    It’s still really hot here so iced beverages are still a win for me! And with the pumpkin, it’s like a happy compromise!

  2. Water, Choc Milk, Diet Coke, Iced Tea. I only drink out of a straw, at the suggestion of my dentist – to avoid discoloration of my teeth.

  3. Glass straws, I have never heard of them! How exciting and I bet your iced pumpkin spice latte is even better sipping though a cool glass straw!

    1. Hi Shannon! I wash them in high heat, just like drinkng glasses. And se a pipe cleaner tool to wash inisde. They are quite sanitary and better for the environment! You can read more on Glass Dharma’s website. Thanks!

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