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Pumpkin smoothie in glassTop a pumpkin smoothie with pie spice for a healthy shot of fall, suggests chef Paolo Vasapolli.

Smoothie celebrates harvest season

Smoothies aren’t just for summer, says Paolo Vasapolli. Executive chef in Food and Catering Services, he has created a recipe that incorporates some favourite flavours of autumn.

Pumpkin Smoothie

Ingredients

  • ½ cup pumpkin
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • Handful of frozen cranberries
  • Drizzle of maple syrup
  • Pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine pumpkin, yogurt, rolled oats, and cranberries.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Drizzle with maple syrup and top with pie spice (or just cinnamon, if preferred).

Vasapolli adds a further tip.

“If you’re using canned pumpkin, you can freeze the leftovers in an ice cube tray,” he says. “That way, when you make your next smoothie, you can use the frozen cubes to blend up cold and creamy.”

Find more recipes — as well as a place to submit your own — on the Healthy Eating website.