The leaves are falling and the air is crisp. That means your favorite fall traditions—and pumpkin spice—are right around the corner.

Pumpkin spice has rightfully become the quintessential fall flavor. The combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, and ginger traditionally included in pumpkin pie is now the feature flavor in everything from lattes to breakfast cereals.

Unfortunately, many of the popular foods that feature pumpkin spice are far from healthy and often pack in lots of extra sugar.  But you can still enjoy the tastes of the season without adding the excess sweeteners.  That’s because Vitamix blenders unlock the full flavors of whole foods and allow you to indulge in your favorite treats while still eating healthfully.  So you’re able to create your own pumpkin-spice flavored pastries, smoothies, and desserts that are far more delicious and healthy than anything you can buy in a store.

If you like, you can even grind your own fresh pumpkin spice with the help of your Vitamix blender, and then try our favorite festive recipes below.