Pumpkin Spice Granola and Pumpkin Smoothie

Pumpkin Spice Granola

Makes 8 cups
4 cups oats
½ cup flax seeds
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup dried coconut
1 cup dried cranberries or cherries
5 T  honey
1/3  cup pumpkin seed oil
1/3 cup water
1 ½ t  ground cinnamon
1 ½ t  ground ginger
1 t  ground cardamom
½ t  ground nutmeg
dash of salt
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix dry and wet ingredients in separate bowls. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry mixture and mix well. Spread evenly in two shallow pans. Bake, stirring every 20 minutes until dry and lightly browned, for approximately 45 minutes. Let cool, store in airtight containers for up to one month.

Fall Smoothie

1 frozen banana
¼ t  ground cinnamon
¼ t  pumpkin pie spice
1 T  maple syrup
1 cup almond milk (substitute with any non-dairy option)
½ cup oven-roasted pumpkin (substitute with canned pumpkin)
Cut pumpkin into quarters, scoop out seeds and slice off peel. Cut the pumpkin into cubes and roast at 350 degrees or until tender. Allow to cool, then blend together with the other ingredients until creamy and smooth.

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