Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
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We love pumpkin pie, but we used onion squash here for its fantastic flavour (and bonus, it’s much easier to prepare!). Roast it, then get ready to sprinkle it with a bit of magic thanks to cinnamon, apples and dates.
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Ingredients you'll need
  • 1 onion squash
  • 2 apples
  • A 50g bag of dates
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
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  • 250ml-350ml cold water
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Preheat your oven to 220°C/Fan 200°C/Gas 7. Slice your squash in half so you have two mirror image pieces. Set on a baking sheet, cut-side down. Roast for 30 mins or till a knife goes into the squash as if it were butter.

  • 2.

    Remove the squash from the oven. Leave to cool, then chop into chunks (no need to peel) and add to a blender. The longer it cools, the better. But if you can’t wait long, carefully chop into chunks and add to a blender with ice to cool it down.

  • 3.

    Peel, core and cube the apples (see tip below). Add the dates, cubed apples and 2 tsp of the ground cinnamon to a high speed blender or food processor. Blitz till smooth, trickling in 250ml-350ml cold water as you blend to get the consistency you want. Taste. Add more cinnamon if you like. Serve cold. Whizz in ice if needed.

  • Tip

    If you have the time, peel, cube and freeze your apples first. Turning them into fruit ice cubes gives you a colder, richer smoothie.

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