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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

This craze of turning desserts into smoothies started for me last winter. It began with a Blueberry Cobbler Smoothie that I make all the time. I have to say, that is one of my most favorites! Then, I developed an Apple Pie Smoothie, in both green and “non green” versions. Perfect for sweet fall apples. So, after several readers requested pumpkin recipes, I knew I had to turn that favorite pumpkin pie into a smoothie too. I think this will make you pumpkin lovers very happy.

Pumpkin is a great source of vitamin A, potassium and other minerals. Its dense texture is filling without being loaded with calories. You can adjust the amount of pumpkin you’d like in this recipe. The recipe, as is, will create a thick smoothie that you can drink with a straw or eat with a spoon. It’s very pumpkin “pie-ish”! If you’d rather have a thinner version, just reduce the amount of pumpkin to 1/4 cup.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

 

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

5 ice cubes
1/2 C. pumpkin puree (reduce to 1/4 C. for a thinner smoothie)
1/2 frozen banana
1 T. golden flaxseed meal (or you can use 1 T. almond meal)
1 T. honey (use 1 packet of stevia for vegan)
3/4 C. almond milk (I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but any milk you prefer is fine)
dash of vanilla extract
1 t. cinnamon
pinch each of nutmeg, cardamom and sea salt

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth.

Serve in tall glasses with a straw or a spoon.

Makes 2 large smoothies.

Notes:

 

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

 

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25 Healthy Apple Recipes

Some of the best healthy apple recipes from your favorite food bloggers!

Every year we go apple picking as a family at least once. We are so lucky to live within minutes of one of the prettiest orchards around. Even the drive there is beautiful. It instantly puts me in a good mood. This year, we’ve gone twice already and I’m pretty much thinking we may go every weekend through the fall. The apples are so incredibly good this time of year and with new varieties peaking every weekend, how could we not?

OK. So, it’s not just the apples…

25 Healthy Apple Recipes

I’ve got a thing for hayrides. I feel like a child as soon as I see the tractor making its way down the path. Once we start moving and the wind is in my hair, you couldn’t wipe the smile off of my face if you tried. I think I tell the driver the same thing every time, “I could do this all day!” I’m sure he thinks I’m a bit of a whack-a-doo, but he’s always got a huge smile on his face too (hmmmm…maybe there is something to that hayride after all).

25 Healthy Apple Recipes

When it’s all done, we head back to the car with bags full of apples, apple cider, apple butter and cider donuts. So, with all of those apples, it’s fun to experiment with different recipes. I’ve got some of my favorites, but I’m always looking for more inspiration. Lucky me, I’ve got some of the most talented blogger friends willing to share their recipes with me…and YOU!

So, get out there and enjoy the cool crisp fall. Go on a hayride (or two), pick some apples and come home and bake up something that puts a smile on your face!

 

Salads and Savory

Shaved Broccoli Salad

Shaved Broccoli Salad with Crisp Apple Slices

 
Curried Chicken Waldorf Salad from Taste Love & Nourish
Cabbage Salad with Braeburn Apples & Spiced Pecans from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Quinoa, Apple and Almond Salad with Honey Lemon Mint Vinaigrette from Savory Simple
Fall Garden Salad with Apples and Walnuts from Healthy Green Kitchen
Pardina Lentil Green Apple and Kale Salad from An Edible Mosaic
Deb’s Kale Salad with Apple Cranberries and Pecans from Cookie and Kate
Apple, Leek and Gruyere Grilled Cheese from Joanne Eats Well With Others

 

Sweet Things

Baked Cider Donuts

Baked Cider Donuts

 
Apple Butter Danish Ring with Apple Spice Glaze from Taste Love & Nourish
Nut & Berry Stuffed Baked Apples from Will Cook For Smiles
Raw Caramel Apple Cobbler from Spabetti
Apple Pie Inspired Oatmeal from Cookistry
Gluten-Free Jewish Apple Cake from Jeanette’s Healthy Living
Baked Apple Rice Pudding from Ricki Heller
Cardamom Apple-Pearsauce from Snappy Gourmet
Apple Oat Bars from Diethood
Applesauce Nut Bread from Skinny Taste

 
 

Smoothies and Snacks

Apple Pie Smoothie Two Ways

Apple Pie Smoothie Two Ways

Green Smoothie from Taste Love & Nourish
Baked Apple and Banana Chips from Taste Love & Nourish
Maple Apple Crunchy Superfood Granola from Taste Love & Nourish
Slow Cooker Applesauce from Poet in the Pantry
Apple Spice Hummus from Recipe Girl
Fresh Apple Salsa from Cooking Light

 
 

25 Healthy Apple Recipes