Pumpkin-Banana Smoothie with Apple Cider!

I really wanted to write about the 8th Annual Victorian Tea held at Berry Manor Inn yesterday but I just made this smoothie and it is sooooo yummy that I ran outside, took a photo in the diminishing daylight (yes, it's only 5 p.m. and already the sun has gone beyond the yard arm, whatever that means).

Pumpkin is a wonderful source of vitamin A and beta-carotene, making it a tasty and healthy addition to your diet. With autumn in full swing and pumpkin in season, be sure to pick some up at your local grocery to make this delicious smoothie, reminiscent of homemade pumpkin pie!
Here is the recipe:


1c. pumpkin purée
1c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 frozen banana (for extra creaminess)
1/2c. apple cider or to taste
1c. ice
2T maple syrup
1T pumpkin pie spice (or you can use a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice)
Note: you can omit the banana and/or apple cider and boost the non-dairy milk or add a bit of water and the smoothie is just a yummy!


Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend for 1 to 2 minutes until everything is incorporated.

I will bring you up to date on the Victorian Tea soon, real soon.

* recipe based on FFL recipe of the week from 10/8/2010 subscribe for recipe of the week HERE


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