Here we are again, straddling the seasons. One foot is pressed firmly on the summer side—with temps still in the high 80s in my neck of the woods—and the other foot is situated squarely on the side of fall, with kids back in school and riding boots on the covers of catalogs.
I find myself asking the question I always do during this in-between stage: What should I eat?
Well, today I have an answer.
For that wishy-washy day when the heat has you craving something refreshing but the date on the calendar has you yearning for something autumnal, I give you the Healthy Pumpkin Spice Smoothie.
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup milk (any kind)
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup ice
- Blend all ingredients together until smooth. If desired, sprinkle some additional pumpkin pie spice on top. Enjoy!