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I love this time of year. Not only because the weather changes and I get to pull out my cozy sweaters and jackets, but because of all the delicious seasonal fruits; Honeycrisp Apples, Fresh Cranberries and of course, Pumpkins!

So to start us off this season, I will be sharing with you my Pumpkin Spiced Milkshake recipe. I know that in some parts of the country, a milkshake this time of year sounds far too forgein, but because I’m in Los Angeles trying to justify wearing a sweater in 70 degree weather, I’m putting it up. It really is so delicious and deceptively nutritious.

Pumpkin Spiced Autumn Milkshake
Makes a lot of milkshake-prepare to share!!!
1/2 C Organic pureed pumpkin
1/4-1/2 C Organic almond milk
1 C Organic Ricedream Vanilla ice cream (You can obviously use any ice cream you prefer, I just happen to like the texture and taste of this one)
1 Tbsp. Organic flaxseed meal
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 tsp Vanilla extract

Place all ingredients in the blender and blend away. If the shake is too thick, thin it out a bit with more almond milk. Make sure to use a straw-I find it always adds a certain panache to the experience!

*This is a great treat for kids. Not only are they getting the vitamins and minerals from the pumpkin, but they’re also getting a healthy dose of Riboflavin and Vitamin D from the almond milk and a ton of Omega-3s and fiber from the flaxmeal. But shhhh, don’t tell them!