6 Awesome Autumn Smoothie Recipes

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Even for those living in warmer climates, such as Florida or California, there is still a dip in the temperatures and the shorter days tell us that fall is in the air. No matter where you live, you can’t help but look forward to all the delicious flavors that autumn brings. Try some of these yummy smoothie recipes so you can enjoy a bit of those fall flavors, such as apple cider, carrot cake, and pumpkin spice, without sacrificing your health.

 

1.  Cinnamon Apple Smoothie

Serves 1

There is nothing like the scent of cinnamon in the morning! And with just 4 ingredients, it doesn’t get much easier than this!

1 Container (6 ounces) of non-fat Greek yogurt

1 Medium organic apple, cut into pieces, seeds removed

2 Teaspoons of cinnamon

1 Tablespoon of Stevia or raw, organic honey (find out benefits of honey)

Ice

Put everything into your blender and mix on high for 30 seconds or until smooth and creamy.

 

2.  Carrot Cake Delight Smoothie

Serves 1

Although the name sounds sinful and loaded with calories, it’s not! This drink is paleo friendly and is a great way to get your full day’s requirement of vitamin A, potassium, folate, and manganese.

3 Tablespoons of raisins

1 Cup of non-dairy milk, such as almond milk

1 Cup of peeled, chopped, organic carrot

1 Medium organic banana, frozen is best

½ Teaspoon real vanilla

½ Teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 Cup of organic baby spinach (optional)

In a small bowl, soak the raisins for about 5 minutes in hot tap water to soften. Drain and place all ingredients in the blender. Mix on high for about 30 seconds or until creamy sooth. If you don’t care for raisins, you can substitute dates instead.

 

3.  Fall in Love with Autumn Smoothie

Serves 1

The next time you are craving something a bit sweet yet spicy, try this vitamin packed smoothie. It’s full of fall spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, and maple syrup while being loaded with vitamins such as D, iron, and vitamin C, which supports your immune system.

1 Small, organic precooked sweet potato (or pumpkin puree or squash)

2 Tablespoons organic apple sauce

2 Tablespoons of ground chia seeds

1.5 Cups of almond milk

¼ Teaspoon cinnamon

¼ Teaspoon real vanilla

1 Tablespoon real maple syrup (not pancake syrup)

Sprinkle nutmeg on top just before drinking

Put all items in your blender and mix on high for 30 seconds or until creamy.

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4. Perfect Pear Cranberry Smoothie

Serves 1

This is another paleo friendly smoothie that is also dairy free and gluten free. Loaded with disease fighting antioxidants such as vitamin C, it’s also loaded with fiber. Pears contain a compound that fights off lung and stomach cancers. Pears also taste great! What more reason do you need to slurp this up?!

1 Cup frozen, organic cranberries

2 Medjool dates, pitted

1 Medium organic pear

1 Cup almond milk

½ Teaspoon real vanilla

¼ Teaspoon of allspice

Put all items in the blender and mix on high until smooth and creamy, about 30 seconds. If you want this a bit thicker, add a few ice cubes.

 

5.  Simple Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Serves 2

When you make this recipe, close your eyes and take a drink. You will swear you are “drinking” a pumpkin pie!

2/3 Cup of fresh organic pumpkin (or canned pumpkin)

1 Cup of organic apple cider (not apple juice)

¼ Teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1 ¼ Cups organic frozen banana slices

¼ Cup of coconut milk

¼ Cup of ice

Add everything to your blender and mix on high for about 1 minute. Serve immediately and enjoy!

 

6. Figaro for Fall Smoothie

Serves 1

This is a different smoothie that uses the sweet taste of figs. You will find yourself making this one over and over again.

2 Handfuls of greens such as collard greens, baby kale, or baby spinach (read more about leafy vegetables for your health)

½ Medium organic bananas

2 Medium organic figs

½ Cooked organic sweet potato (with the skin)

¼ Cup of hemp seeds

¼ Cup of water or almond milk or coconut milk for smoothness

Place all items in your blender and mix well. You can add ice or a bit of water or almond milk if the smoothie is too thick for your liking. No other sweeteners should be required but if you like you can add a touch of raw, organic honey.