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After several weeks of nearly 100 degree weather in San Diego, last week if finally cooled down and we even got some rain, which was a very welcomed treat. If there is any time of year that I miss living on the East Coast, it’s definitely fall. Having grown up and lived in New York for my whole life, watching the leaves change color and experiencing the change in seasons was something I took for granted until moving to California. I love year round sunshine but there is something about the seasons that really forces you to appreciate nature and all this beautiful planet has to offer. We have mild seasons in San Diego but certainly nothing as severe as the change that occurs on the East Coast.

Following those few days of rain, it quickly warmed up again and tomorrow it’s supposed to be in the 90s again. I am trying my best to stay in fall mode and trying to live vicariously through pumpkin smoothies. Thankfully it looks like the weather is going cool down again next week. I am definitely ready for boots and sweaters! (Yes, we wear those in CA too). 🙂

This dairy-free pumpkin pie smoothie is perfect for this time of year and a great change when I want to mix it up from my go-to green smoothies.




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Course dairy free, gluten free, grain free, paleo, paleo pumpkin pie smoothie, paleo recipe, primal, pumpkin pie, pumpkin smoothie, smoothie


  • ½ cup canned pumpkin
  • ½  cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼  cup coconut milk
  • teaspoons Primal Palate pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • ½  frozen banana
  • 2 ice cubes
  • pinch of salt


  • Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until well combined.
  • Top with Primal Palate pumpkin pie spice.




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Anya Kaats

Hi! I’m Anya, a San Diego-based Holistic Health Coach and Marketing Consultant on a mission to share good food, health & happiness with as many people as possible. I am a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and have worked in the natural & organic products industry for my entire professional career with companies such as Suja Juice, Brad’s Raw Foods, and Mamma Chia. While my life may be totally consumed with healthy food now, nutrition wasn’t always a passion of mine.

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