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Get your pumpkin spice fix with a Pumpkin Spice Smoothie!
It’s pumpkin spice season! It’s also apple season. October is National Apple Month. Celebrate both with this smoothie that combines pumpkin and SweeTango® apples. The result is a nutritious smoothie that tastes just like pumpkin spice.
This recipe is a complete meal. It includes fruit, a vegetable, a whole grain, and some protein. While this smoothie is very sweet, it contains no unnatural sugar. The sweetness comes from the SweeTango® apple and two dates. Enjoy this nutritious smoothie for breakfast or as an afternoon treat.
Be sure to use 100% pumpkin puree and not pumpkin filling. Pumpkin puree is nothing but 100% cooked pumpkin. Pumpkin pie filling includes spices and sugars that you don’t want for this recipe.
You can also make your own pumpkin puree. Learn how here.
SweeTango® apples are exceptionally crunchy with a lively touch of citrus, honey, and spice. Oh, and they’re juicy too! It’s everything you want in an apple. SweeTango® apples are a cross between the sweet Honeycrisp apple and the tangy Zestar.
Using careful breeding and expert horticultural practices, research scientists cross-pollinate apple varieties just like bees, birds, butterflies, wind, and rain do in nature. A new variety of apple to many, the first crop of SweeTango® reached grocery stores nationwide in 2009.
SweeTango® apples are available from Applewood Fresh from October through March. They are great for snacking, baking, salads, smoothies, and sauces. Learn more about Michigan-grown SweeTango® apples on the Applewood Fresh website.
Watch The Produce Moms’ founder, Lori Taylor, whip up two SweeTango® recipes, including SweeTango® Apple Pumpkin Spice Smoothie:
Have you tried SweeTango® apples? Grab a few at the grocery store this week and whip up this Pumpkin Spice Smoothie in celebration of October and National Apple Month!
Here are some other delicious smoothies to enjoy this Fall: