Fall Fruit Smoothie with Pear, Plum and Cinnamon

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You may think smoothies are just for summer's ripest berries, but blend a harvest of fall pears and plums into a mousse-like whip with almond milk, almond butter and cinnamon and you may never go back to berries. Not only is this smoothie vegan, but it's made without ice, so it's the perfect treat on a chilly fall day.

Fall Fruit Smoothie

Makes one large or two small smoothies

Ingredients:

1 ripe pear, peeled cored and roughly chopped

2 medium plums, pitted and roughly chopped

1/2 cup almond milk, preferably home made

1 tablespoon almond butter, toasted or raw

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla

Bee pollen to garnish

Directions:

Add all ingredients to an upright blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Amy Chaplin is a chef and recipe developer in New York City.

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