Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Smoothie

Fresh raw pumpkin

From GreenBlender:

If you’re looking for a sweet, creamy base for a smoothie, look no further than raw pumpkin, which packs a ton of vitamin A and fiber, but not a lot of calories.

“The “crust” for this pie comes in the form of cashews and banana (protein, good fat and potassium), and there’s a hint of additional sweetness from lucuma, a Peruvian superfruit that’s full of beta carotene. Add a dash of anti-inflammatory power from pumpkin pie spice, and you have a pie-in-a-glass that will curb even the toughest cravings.”

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Sunken Apple Cake (Versunkener Apfelkuchen)

Apples

From Kitchn:

There are countless apple cakes in Germany, but this one, in which a rather plain batter rises up and bakes around sliced apples, has to be one of the most popular. Cakes like these are often called Mittwochskuchen (Wednesday cakes) because they can easily be made during the week when time is short.

  • Make ahead: The whipped cream can be made and stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 hour.
  • Storage: The cake will keep at room temperature, wrapped lightly in plastic wrap, for 2 days.
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