Fall into Fitness: Recipes and healthy fall foods

Check out recipes for a pumpkin pie smoothie and a raw vegan pumpkin pie that are to die for!

We're talking about ways to make some of your favorite fall foods a whole lot healthier.

We're talking about ways to make some of your favorite fall foods a whole lot healthier. (10/9/13)

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie:
8 oz water
Handful of blanched almond slivers
3-4 pitted dates
2 1/2 tablespoons cooked pumpkin puree or canned organic pumpkin
1 tablespoon pure grade B maple syrup
1/2 frozen banana 1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Add ice
Blend and enjoy!

Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie (AKA Oh My It's Pumpkin Pie)

Crust:
2 cups walnuts
4 soft pitted dates
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons cooked pumpkin puree or canned organic pumpkin
Pinch of pink Himalayan salt
Add walnuts into food processor and process until soft and crumbly. Add the remainder of the ingredients and process until soft dough-like mixture. Press into your pie pan.

Filling:
3/4 cup cooked pumpkin puree or canned organic pumpkin
1 cup walnuts
6 tablespoons almond butter
4 tablespoons lucuma
3 tablespoons pure grade B maple syrup
3 tablespoons cinnamon
6 tablespoons coconut butter
4 tablespoons coconut oil
Process walnuts first and then add remainder of ingredients until smooth. Pour filling into crust. I like to then set it in freezer for 1-2 hours to harden it a little so its easier to cut.

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