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Pumpkin Smoothie & My 5 Fall/ Autumn Favorites

By Pavani @napavani
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After Spring, fall is my favorite season mainly because of the beautiful colors and the crisp and chilly weather it brings along with it. So here are my 5 favorite food in no particular order: Pumpkin Smoothie Pumpkin
  1. Pumpkins: Pumpkins, orange, jack-o-lanterns, halloween -- all these scream 'FALL' to me. So pumpkin finds its way into just about everything around this time of the year, like these muffins, tiramisu, bread, milkshake and many more. I made a creamy & delicious pumpkin smoothie today (recipe below).
  2. Soups: Who doesn't like a warm bowl of soup on a chilly night. It's comforting and gets you warmed up. My son has become a soup fan recently and wants me to make him tomato soup, just about every day. 
  3. Baked dishes: After resting all summer, my oven is itching to start working again. I have bookmarked so many baked casseroles and pasta dishes that even I'm dying to use my oven. 
  4. Apples: Apples are quintessential part of fall/ autumn. This year for the first time, after living in the US for 14 years, I went apple picking with the kids. Even though I'm not a big fan of apples, I loved the freshly picked crisp & sweet apples and I'm sure apple picking will slowly become one of our yearly things going forward. Also I can see myself making desserts with apples in the near future.
  5. Birthday Cakes: Fall also happens to have the most birthdays in my household which means a lot of birthday cakes and parties. Even though it is against all rules to try a new recipe for a party, I always tend to break the rule and make a new recipe. Knock on wood, almost all of them have been successful so far.  
Pumpkin Smoothie This Pumpkin smoothie recipe from Pioneer woman has been on my to-make list for forever and finally I got to make it today. It is creamy, sweet and just perfect for fall season. This smoothie uses canned pumpkin pie filling that is frozen. I divided a 28oz. can between 4 freezer safe ziplock bags and froze them, then they are ready whenever I want to make a smoothie.
Recipe adapted from here.
Ingredients: Serves 3~4
Canned Pumpkin Pie Filling - 1 cup, frozen
Vanilla Ice cream - 1 cup
Milk - 2 cups
Ground Cinnamon - 1tsp
  • Blend all the ingredients until nice and smooth. Pour into glasses and serve right away.
Pumpkin Smoothie Signature

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