This creamy, delicious pumpkin smoothie tastes like pumpkin pie in a glass. It makes a great breakfast, a filing snack, or a healthy dessert. This is one of those favorite fall recipes I’m always happy to put in our rotation.
Fall is in the air, and the flavors of fall are all around. This is probably my favorite time to be in the kitchen.
It’s all the delicious flavors of pumpkin pie, but in a healthy drink.
I make a smoothie for breakfast just about every morning, typically this kefir berry smoothie, but now this is in the line up.
It’s perfect for a quick breakfast or on-the-go snack.
Pumpkin Smoothie Making Tips:
- I love using maple syrup for this recipe. It adds a lovely maple flavor, but it also blends really nicely into smoothies. Honey doesn’t mix well, but can be done.
- Frozen banana makes this smoothie thick and extra creamy. If you don’t have frozen banana, you can just use fresh.
- Canned or homemade pumpkin puree will work. You can learn to make pumpkin puree here.
- If the smoothie seems too thick, add a little more milk to thin it out.
- A super weird swap that totally works – frozen cauliflower. So if you don’t have frozen banana, you can use fresh banana and throw in some frozen cauliflower.
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Why you will love this recipe:
Easy: Just add the ingredients to the blender and blend. Super simple.
Healthy: Full of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fat without any refined sugar. This drink is delicious and healthy.
Seasonal: This brings all the yummy flavors of fall together into a cold, refreshing smoothie.
Pumpkin Smoothie Ingredients:
Bananas – Frozen. This gives it a thick and creamy base.
Whole milk – I prefer raw milk.
Pumpkin puree – Canned or homemade.
Pumpkin pie spice – This is a combination of nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon.
Maple syrup – Sugar or even a few dates could be substituted for the maple syrup.
Whipped Cream – Optional. This makes it super yummy.
Pick none or up to two of these healthy add-ins.
- Collagen peptides – This adds a healthy dose of protein and can help make it even more creamy. You could also use vanilla protein powder.
- Chia seeds – Full of omega 3’s, as well as an excellent source of fiber and antioxidants.
- Pumpkin seeds – Rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
- Nut butter – Add a tablespoon of almond, cashew, or even sunflower seed butter for an extra dose of protein and healthy fat.
Tools you may need:
Measuring cups and spoons
Stand mixer for whipped cream (optional)
What enhances pumpkin flavor?
The most common way to enhance pumpkin flavor is by adding pumpkin spice (a mixture of clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg).
What is pumpkin good with?
Pumpkin is a wonderful vegetable that can go both sweet and savory. From stews, soups, nachos and pasta, to cobbler, muffins, breads, pie, and more.
Can this be made into a vegan pumpkin smoothie?
Yes. Substitute the whole milk for a non-dairy milk.
How To Make A Pumpkin Smoothie
Add ingredients to the blender.
Blend until smooth and creamy.
Top with whipped cream and a dusting of extra pumpkin spice if desired.
Find More Fall Inspired Recipe:
- Sourdough Pumpkin Muffins With Oat Crumble
- Pumpkin Sourdough Bread
- Sourdough Pumpkin Scones
- Sourdough Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
- Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream Sweetened With Dates Only
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- 2 frozen bannas
- 1 1/2 cup whole milk
- 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- Optional: top with whipped cream and a bit of pumpkin spice
- Add ingredients to the blender.
- Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Top with whipped cream and a dusting of extra pumpkin spice if desired.
Frozen banana makes this smoothie thick and extra creamy. If you don’t have frozen banana, you can just use fresh.
Canned or homemade pumpkin puree will work.
If the smoothie seems too thick, add a little more milk to thin it out.
A super weird swap that totally works - frozen cauliflower. So if you don’t have frozen banana, you can use fresh banana and throw in some frozen cauliflower.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 44mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 3gSugar: 20gProtein: 4g