Pumpkin Pie Spiced Cantaloupe Smoothie

Breakfast time is the best time.

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Smoothie (6 of 7)

Contrary to popular belief (actually, not popular belief…just contrary to the title of this recipe), there is no pumpkin in this smoothie.  Deceiving, I know.  It just contains pumpkin pie spice.  But the smoothie is orange-ish and I guess I’ve been really into orange things lately because if you look at my instagram, all the pictures just look orange to me.  My whole feed looks like a bad spray tan.  Too much orange-iness.

And now here I am with yet another orange-ish colored recipe. But I do deserve a little credit because unlike 98% of my recipes, this one doesn’t contain oats! Look at me conforming to that whole “variety is the spice of life” thing.

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Growing up, every single time we ate cantaloupe in my house my dad would always (always) say, “And just remember, you can elope…it’s cheaper!” And that joke is just made about five hundred times more funny now that we find ourselves deeply invested in wedding planning.  Today I have three wedding planning appointments: florals, linens, cakes.  All within 4 hours.

I’ve never really excelled out picking out cantaloupes.  I had a roommate in college that told me if they smell sweet then it’s gonna be a good one.  But I always feel like a mega creep when I’m sniffing cantaloupes in the grocery store.  It’s so satisfying when you pick a good cantaloupe.  Almost as satisfying as when you’re making your lunch in the morning before work and you are running late (per usual) and you’re searching for a lid that will fit your tupperware container and then you find the right sized lid and it’s just the best feeling ever.  You know?

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So today I was going to post a recipe I made with popcorn that was inspired by this delicious popcorn recipe.  But I tried to modify the recipe way too much and it didn’t turn out.  And the house ended up smelling like burnt popcorn.  I tried to pretend like it really wasn’t that bad.  But it was, it really was.

When I wasn’t burning popcorn in the oven this week, I discovered this list and want to make every single thing on it.  All 101 of them.  But I don’t have enough time.  I have too much Breaking Bad to watch.  Actually I wouldn’t want to make the recipes that have queso fresco because I don’t understand queso fresco.  It has like no flavor.  Or maybe I’m just buying a cheap flavorless kind.  Like for instance, the cheese at chipotle…I don’t even know if it’s queso fresco but it has no flavor.  If I’m gonna eat cheese I wanna be able to taste it.  

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Smoothie (5 of 7)

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Cantaloupe Smoothie

Yield: serves 1


3/4 cups cantaloupe, chopped into cubes
1 large banana, frozen
2/3 cup ice cubes
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (+more for garnish)
1 cup milk (I used unsweetened, vanilla almond milk)


Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Sprinkle additional pumpkin pie spice over the top.