Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Happy Fall!

Yup. It’s now OFFICIALLY pumpkin spice season! Can you even believe it?

This weekend we posted in our SELF Weekender column about a healthy pumpkin spice smoothie. I mean, who doesn’t want all the yumminess of pumpkin without ALL of the calories?

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Image via Vega

Try whipping up this amazing smoothie from Vega!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup honey

1 3-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced

4 cups fresh orange juice

3 cups pear nectar

1 quart water

1 liter bourbon

2 lemons, thinly sliced

Ice- for serving

Directions:

In a large saucepan, combine 1 quart water, the fresh lemon juice, honey, and ginger and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Strain into a large bowl and let cool. Add the orange juice, pear nectar, bourbon, and lemons to the lemon syrup. Serve over ice and garnish with lemon slices. Makes 8-12 servings

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