Autumn is upon us. The Fall Equinox occurs tomorrow, but today is considered by many to be the first day of fall. I don’t know about you, but I think last week felt a lot more autumnal (at least in the NYC area) than this week does. It’s so muggy outside I’m tempted to reach for my sandals and a sundress one last time.

So, in celebration of a fall beginning that feels a little more like summer, here’s my favorite recipe for a pumpkin pie smoothie:


  • 1-2 dried, pitted dates
  • ½ c unsweetened almond milk (any milk is fine)
  • ½ c canned pumpkin (or less, depending on preference)
  • ½ a frozen banana
  • cinnamon, powdered ginger, ground cloves or pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 c ice


Blend all ingredients until smooth. Pour into glass or bowl and serve immediately.

What’s your favorite way to enjoy pumpkin? 

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