This creamy pumpkin smoothie is perfect for breakfast or as a yummy dessert. Made with real food and packed with protein. A wonderful fall treat that you’ll enjoy!
THIS PUMPKIN SMOOTHIE IS LIKE HAVING PUMPKIN PIE IN A DRINK!
It’s never too cold to enjoy the warm flavors of pumpkin and cinnamon whipped together into a delicious smoothie. Plus, this delicious smoothie comes together in less than 10 minutes.
What You’ll Need To Make This Pumpkin Smoothie
Pumpkin and cinnamon are pretty much synonymous with the cool autumn weather and changing of the leaves. This pumpkin smoothie is the perfect touch to welcome the fall mornings or indulge in an afternoon snack. And as long as you’ve got 10 minutes and a few of the following ingredients, you are set!
- Pureed Pumpkin- Make sure to use pureed pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling which has other ingredients. You’ll use half a cup. You can use the remaining to make pumpkin spiced overnight oats.
- Unsweetened Almond or Oat Milk- Add half a cup. You can use more for a thinner consistency.
- Vanilla or Plain Full-Fat Yogurt- Yogurt is a great source of protein, serving up about 4-5 grams per half a cup.
- Almond or Peanut Butter- Adds to the creaminess and ups the protein. Use 1-2 tablespoons.
- Frozen Banana– Peel and freeze a banana for a couple of hours. This gives the smoothie its creaminess and also adds sweetness. You can substitute the banana with ice cubes and add 1-2 teaspoons of real maple syrup. Or use half of an avocado and maple syrup.
- Chia Seeds- Rich in fiber, protein, and a great source of magnesium. Use 1-3 teaspoons depending on preference.
- Flax Meal- Another great way to add omega-3s, fiber, and protein plus additional micronutrients. You’ll need 1-3 teaspoons.
- Pumpkin Pie Spice- Add a 1/2 teaspoon. You can also use 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/8 each of ginger, nutmeg, and allspice.
- Optional: Vanilla Protein Powder- Add a scoop of your favorite vanilla-flavored protein powder for and extra protein-rich smoothie.
Now that you have all of the ingredients, it’s time to blend!
How To Make This Pumpkin Smoothie
Follow these two simple steps to create a deliciously creamy pumpkin smoothie.
STEP ONE: PREP ALL OF THE INGREDIENTS
Measure all of the ingredients and add them to a high-powered blender. Don’t forget to freeze a peeled banana beforehand!
Note: You can save leftover pumpkin puree in the fridge for a couple of days and use it to make this smoothie all week.
STEP TWO: BLEND AND ENJOY!
In a high-powered blender like a NutriBullet or Ninja, add all of the ingredients. Blend until smooth. If you have the ability to choose a speed start slow and then increase the speed to high. End on low speed. Pour and enjoy!
Tips For Making The Best Pumpkin Smoothie
Here are a few tips and tricks to create a delicious pumpkin pie smoothie:
- Use a ripe, frozen banana for peak natural sweetness.
- Be sure to peel the banana before adding it to the freezer.
- You can use ice or 1/2 of an avocado in place of the banana. Note: the ice may be a little bit harder to blend. Also, be sure to add some real maple syrup to add sweetness.
- You can top this smoothie with pecans, walnuts, or almond slices.
- You can also add oatmeal to the smoothie for more nutrition and bulk. Start with one tablespoon.
- If using a regular blender, you may need to add additional milk if too thick. Add one tablespoon at a time.
Other Delicious Pumpkin Recipes
If you like pumpkin and enjoyed this recipe, give these other recipes a try.
- Healthy Pumpkin Spiced Recipe For Overnight Oats (Easy & No-Bake)
- Pumpkin Cookies (Soft & Delicious!)
Creamy Pumpkin Smoothie
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (Not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond or oat milk
- 1/2 cup vanilla or plain full-fat yogurt (Some brands to consider: Mountain High, Brown Cow, Chobani, Stonyfield)
- 1 tablespoon almond or peanut butter (Can also use seed butter)
- 1 teaspoon flax meal
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice* (See notes)
- 1 frozen banana** (See notes)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
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