pumpkin-pie-smoothie

I’m so excited to tell you I’ll be on TV this week! I will be on Studio 5 in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, September 25, at 1:00 MDT, channel 5. Check your local listings to watch it on High Definition. And you should be able to view it online here. I’ve been on the show before, but this time I’m extra excited since fall is my favorite season and I’ll be sharing one of my fall recipes—Pumpkin Swirl Doughnuts—from my book Celebrate Every Day: Recipes to Make the Most of Special Moments with Your Family. They’re basically pumpkin cinnamon rolls that are fried and frosted. They’re calorie heaven.

If you miss the show (or even if you don’t miss the show), and live in the area, on Saturday the 28th, I’ll be at the Provo, Utah Williams Sonoma at The Shops at Riverwoods to demonstrate the same recipe, along with my Skillet Brownies from the book. Plus, The King’s English is sponsoring a book signing there, so if you don’t have my book yet, or if you have one and need another to give as a gift, stop on by, try some doughnuts and brownies, get your books signed, and say hello!

All week, I thought it would be fun to do a pumpkin recipe every day. This one is so we can start the week off right. It’s vegan and nutritious and tastes like fall. It also happened to be a hit with my kids—I only got a sip or two.

At the end of the week, I will be drawing a winner from all the people who comment on the pumpkin week recipes and will send out a signed copy of my book to the lucky winner who lives in the Continental United States.

And if you’re wondering what to say in the comments, I’d love to hear about your favorite foods made with pumpkin!

pumpkin pie smoothie

2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I like the Sprouts brand, but if you want to make it yourself, here’s a recipe.)
2/3 cup canned pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
pinch ground ginger
pinch of ground cloves
1/4 cup nuts, such pecans, walnuts, or cashews
handful of ice cubes

Place all ingredients in a powerful blender and blend until very smooth.