Spiced Pumpkin Banana Smoothie

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Today is probably one of my favorite days of the year, and it falls on a different day every year. It is the day of the first autumn snow. That cozy, pretty day when a white dusting of snow mixes in front yards with fallen yellow leaves. When the distant yellow hillsides are made brighter by the white on the ground. When my morning bike ride to work brings smells of both decay and freshness all at once.

So, tis officially the season of pumpkin! This morning- as I realized our lack of groceries and packed cereal for lunch- I was eyeing the 2 ripe bananas on the counter and remembering the leftover pumpkin puree from when I made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies recently. “Hmmmm,” I thought, “How about a little something to look forward to on this cereal-lunch kind of day.”

I decided to experiment, and came up with a rich, simple, and seasonal smoothie. The pumpkin in this smoothie gives it a rich, creamy texture, while the bananas sweetens it and the spices offer that quintessential taste of fall!

Ingredients

2 ripe bananas

3/4 cup plain pumpkin puree

1/2 cup almond milk

1 spoonful of maple syrup

1 teaspoon of allspice

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

 

Step 1: Blend all ingredients in the blender.

Step 2: Give it a try, and add spices as needed for your liking!

Enjoy the wonderful season of pumpkin 🙂

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