Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Autumn Smoothies



I know I'm not the only one who loves this time of year. Apples, pumpkins, cinnamon and clove, I love all things Autumn and these smoothies are no exception. Both are from my latest book Raw & Simple. Enjoy!!

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie


Makes 2 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 cups fresh grated pumpkin
1 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice blend
5-6 medjool dates, pitted
1/4 vanilla bean, scraped or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ice cubes
dash of sea salt

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Adjust flavorings as needed and add more almond milk if too thick. 

Apple Pie Smoothie

Apples vary from very sweet to very tart so adjust the amount of lemon juice you use and add a little sweetener if needed.

Makes 2 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes

1/2 cups unsweetened almond or cashew milk
3 large Red Delicious or your favorite apples, chopped
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice blend
2-4 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons ground chia seeds
2 teaspoons vanilla extract or 1/2 vanilla bean, scraped
Sweeten to taste
Cinnamon for garnish

Blend all ingredients until smooth and top with a dash of cinnamon. Allow to sit for five minutes to thicken.

Health Tip: Make it green! Throw in a small handful of spinach or other leafy green to give it an extra nutrient boost. 

Copyright 2013 Quarry Books

1 comments:

Susanne Drazic said...

Both of these smoothies look yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipes.

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