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Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe

Ok ok I know you may be getting close to the point where you are over pumpkin. But what if I can give you just one more recipe that’s not only pumpkin, but healthier than other recipes? This healthy pumpkin pie smoothie recipe includes a seasonal flavor of pumpkin that you can have a meal replacement, snack, or even healthy and low-fat dessert.


healthy pumpkin pie smoothie recipe

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe

Here are some tips for making a pumpkin pie smoothie. First thing is first – you probably want to know about putting whipped cream on this. I’ll have you know that was my kids’ first question! My answer: “Why not?” Let’s make life more fun people, not restrictive! Unless you are lactose-intolerant of course, then you probably have to say no.

Fall is often the time for pumpkin recipes, but the main drawback is that many of them are a little too fattening. However, if you make pumpkin-based smoothies, you have a delicious breakfast or treat with the pumpkin flavor you crave, and not all the added calories!

If you like the taste of pumpkin pie, but are looking for a healthier way to enjoy it, why not give a pumpkin pie smoothie a try? This is really easy to make with many of the same ingredients that would go in a pie, except for a few variations. You can really use any ingredients you want, as long as you are adding some canned pumpkin and pumpkin spice to your smoothie.

If you like more of a milky smoothie, go for regular milk or vanilla almond milk as an additive.
If you like a thicker smoothie, add some peanut butter and granola to the blender. You can also add a frozen banana in lieu of ice for a creamier texture.
When you are done blending, just top it with some cinnamon.

pumpkin smoothie
Photo Credit: Mallory Dash, Total Noms

How to Make Your Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe

To start with, the pumpkin pie smoothie base is going to be similar to any other smoothie you make. If you are adding ice, you can use fresh and ripe bananas. However, if you don’t want to add ice to the smoothie, go ahead and use frozen bananas instead.

Dairy Components
Choose your main dairy components:

  • Milk and/or yogurt
  • Yogurt substitute for vegans
  • Almond or soy milk

Greek yogurt is a good option for a pumpkin pie smoothie since it is healthy and adds a nice vanilla flavor. Sweeten it up with either maple syrup or honey.

pumpkin pie smoothie cinnamon
Pumpkin and Spices
Once you have your basic smoothie base, you then want to add in your pumpkin and other seasonings. For a pumpkin pie smoothie, it is highly recommended that you make your own fresh pumpkin puree.
Make your pumpkin pureé:

  • Roast your pumpkin to soften it up
  • Cut it into pieces and put it in a food processor to make a puree
  • If you can’t do this, you can also used canned pumpkin.

    For the spices, just using pumpkin pie spice should be good enough, but you might also want to add some ground cinnamon as well.

    Vanilla extract is often added for another bit of flavoring for a nice pumpkin pie smoothie.

    Follow Standard Smoothie Directions
    For a pumpkin pie smoothie, try to use a high quality blender. This will help you to really break up those ingredients without any fuss. Getting your proportions right for a pumpkin pie smoothie is really important.

    1. Add the thicker ingredients first
    2. Then add your liquid ingredients
    3. Blend until smooth, adding more liquid as needed to get the blender to pulsate properly.

    You might also want to give it a taste before you pour it into glasses so you know if another sweetener or more pumpkin pie seasoning and cinnamon is needed.

    pumpkin pie smoothie with banana


    Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe

    Ingredients

    • 1 Banana
    • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
    • 2/3 cup pumpkin pureé (canned or fresh)
    • Ice, optional

    Directions

    1. Add all the ingredients and blend on high for a few minutes, until everything is blended smooth.
    2. If desired, add more milk or ice to reach your desired consistency.

    Here are some variations of the healthy pumpkin pie smoothie recipe:

    Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
    Another way to enjoy a pumpkin smoothie is by having it with chocolate. This is the perfect dessert smoothie or to enjoy on days when you just want something a little sweeter.

    Combine with canned pumpkin or your own pumpkin puree with milk, yogurt, ice, and cocoa powder. You can make it even richer with a handful of chocolate chips as well. Blend well and top it with some low-fat whipped cream. YUM!

    Pumpkin and Apple Smoothie

    Pumpkin can also be combined with other fall fruits and veggies for a seasonal smoothie to enjoy for breakfast, such as apple. Pumpkin and apple combined makes you think you are drinking fall each time you have this smoothie.

    Like other pumpkin smoothies, you want to start with a base of pumpkin puree. You can then add some cubed apples, preferably roasted, and ground cinnamon. Add either milk or yogurt, along with ice and rolled oats. Blend it together, adding more seasonings if you like. Hearty and filling!

    Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe

    This healthy pumpkin pie smoothie recipe includes a seasonal flavor of pumpkin that can be a meal replacement, snack, or even low-fat dessert. 

    • 1 Banana
    • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
    • 2/3 cup pumpkin pureé (canned or fresh)
    • Ice (optional)
    1. Add all the ingredients and blend on high for a few minutes, until everything is blended smooth.
    2. If desired, add more milk or ice to reach your desired consistency.

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    Lisa // Cucicucicoo: Eco Sewing & Crafting

    Monday 29th of October 2018

    Oh my gosh, that looks divine!! :) Lisa

    Miz Helen

    Saturday 27th of October 2018

    What a great smoothie, this will be just like dessert, yum! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon! Miz Helen

    Sheri

    Thursday 25th of October 2018

    Thanks for sharing at the To Grandma's House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Link Party. I pinned this! Hope to see you again next Wednesday.

    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

    Wednesday 24th of October 2018

    Yum!! A drinkable pumpkin pie! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. I look forward to the treats you'll bring next week. Have a great rest of the week!

    Amy

    Wednesday 24th of October 2018

    I love pumpkin pie and this smoothie sounds fabulous. Thank you for sharing at Wonderful Wednesday.