photo cred | Free People
For as long as I’ve been writing on this blog, I have always said (around this time of year) that I’m never looking forward to summer ending. I can’t believe I’m actually saying this…but I think I’m about to retract that statement. Since moving to California, it is basically summer every day. I had one intense rain session this past weekend that was later cleared up by sunshine and sometimes I see leaves on the ground here, but even that just seems like faux fall. When I order my Pumpkin Spice Lattes at the drive-thru Starbucks, there isn’t even a chill outside. Instead, it’s so warm in the morning that I just keep my window down after the drive-thru.
Yes, I am beginning to miss the fall season in Seattle! I’ve never realized how much I took for granted those four seasons. So in craving fall, it makes sense that we would crave drinks and foods that resemble this particularly pretty season. I stumbled across this recipe for an apple spice smoothie on the Free People blog that I would totally try if I had bought myself a blender. Maybe that will get done at some point. I’m sure that Jamba Juice maybe has a seasonal smoothie like this in their stores, but let’s be honest with ourselves here – sometimes homemade things are so much better.