Courtesy of the Maury Place at Monument located in Richmond, VA, here’s a delicious way to get your recommended daily allowance of vitamin A – in a creamy smoothie with lots of spice!

Pumpkin Smoothie


1 cup Canned Pumpkin

1/2 cup Apricot Preserves

1 cup Milk (“Mom” prefers organic)

1 tablespoon Sugar

1 pinch Cinnamon

1 pinch Nutmeg

1 cup Ice


Blend all ingredients in a blender until creamy.

The sweetness can be adjusted to taste by adding more or less sugar. Pumpkin Pie spice may be substituted for the nutmeg and cinnamon.

Total preparation time: 10 minutes

Serves: 3

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