Skip the PSL and Try These 9 Better-For-You Fall Beverages Slideshow

It’s time for us to move on from the pumpkin-spice craze
Slow-Cooker Apple Cranberry Cider

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Banana Pear Lassi

Banana Pear Lassi

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Take advantage of pears this season by blending them into a delicious lassi. This hearty smoothie uses banana, yogurt, pear, and cardamom syrup to give it an Indian flare.

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Cranberry-Clementine Smoothie

Cranberry-Clementine Smoothie

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Using fresh berries preserves the health benefits of cranberries while bypassing the added sugar ubiquitous in bottled cranberry juices. This smoothie can be made vegan by using a non-dairy milk substitute.

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Lemongrass and Asian Pear Juice

Lemongrass and Asian Pear Juice

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Asian pears can be swapped out for Bartletts or Boscs if you want to utilize local produce. The citrusy essence of lemongrass can easily be extracted by running the stalks through a juicer.

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Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

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Avoid all the sugar and saturated fat of the PSL by making your own pumpkin spice smoothie. This smoothie employs raw organic honey, allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

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Slow-Cooker Apple Cranberry Cider

Slow-Cooker Apple Cranberry Cider

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The slow-cooker is the perfect tool for cold weather. The low and slow cooking coaxes the flavor out of cinnamon sticks and whole cloves, making this the perfect beverage for crisp October nights.

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Sparkling Apple Cider

Sparkling Apple Cider

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This is an easy way to make your own sparkling cider. Use the best apple cider you can find for this refreshing mocktail.

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Spiced Apple Pie Smoothie

Spiced Apple Pie Smoothie

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Avoid all the butter and sugar that goes into an apple pie by making this healthy spiced apple pie smoothie. Buy some local apples, or pick your own, to give this recipe a hometown flare.

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Spiced Grapefruit Juice

Spiced Grapefruit Juice

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Fall is the time for grapefruit, and this spiced grapefruit juice will have you wondering why you’ve been ignoring this citrus fruit for so long. One grapefruit contains more than 100 percent of your recommended intake of vitamin C. This juice balances out the grapefruit’s tartness with pear and ginger; just be careful about mixing grapefruit with prescription drugs.

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Strawberry Pomegranate Green Smoothie

Strawberry Pomegranate Green Smoothie

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This smoothie is a simple way to incorporate fresh pomegranate into your diet. Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants and also help relieve inflammation.

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