Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
This Pumpkin Pie Smoothie has all the flavours you love in a pumpkin pie, but is much healthier and comes together in just 5 minutes! Enjoy this smoothie for breakfast and top it off with some pumpkin spice granola for some extra crunch and flavour!
A healthy pumpkin smoothie recipe
October is all about pumpkin recipes on Choosing Chia! We’ve got pumpkin lattes, pumpkin oatmeal, and now…a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie! I love making smoothies for breakfast in the morning. They’re light, fresh and packed with nutritious ingredients.
This recipe is easy to make, healthy and naturally vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free.
You can throw this smoothie together in just 5 minutes in the morning for a simple breakfast that really tastes just like your eating a decadent pumpkin pie.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Ready in 5 minutes. This smoothie is perfect for a quick and healthy breakfast when you need some ready fast in the mornings.
- Customizable. I love this smoothie becuase it’s easy to customize. If you want to make it high protein feel free to add in some protien powder, hemp seeds or any other plant-based protein you love.
- Tastes like Fall in a glass. This Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is packed with warming spices and even though it’s cold, gives you all those Fall vibes.
What are the benefits of pumpkin?
Pumpkin is naturally high in vitamin A, vitamin C and is packed with antioxidants. Pumpkin is also very low in calories and sugar (about 49 calories per 245 grams!)
For this recipe, you can use either fresh pumpkin or canned pumpkin, the choice is up to you! (I personally use organic canned pumpkin to make things easier.)
Recipe additions and substitutions
There are so many different ways you can vary and customize this recipe.
- Pumpkin substitition: No pumpkin? No problem! For pumpkin substitutions, you can use sweet potato or butternut squash if you prefer.
- Banana substitution: If you don’t like bananas in your smoothies, you can use other fruits & veggies like apples, frozen cauliflower, mangos, avocado, or coconut.
- Add-ins: try adding in ingredients like raw cashews, nut butter, maple syrup, chia seeds or hemp seeds or protein powder to the smoothie.
Tips for making this recipe perfectly
- Make sure to use pure canned pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling. These two aren’t the same (pumpkin pie filling is loaded with sugar and other ingredients, pumpkin puree should have only pumpkin on the list of ingredients)
- Use FROZEN bananas, not fresh. Frozen bananas help the smoothie blend up to be thick and creamy.
- You can add the yogurt directly to the smoothie rather than swirling it on the bottom if you prefer.
- Adjust the amount of almond milk as needed-depending on the size of your bananas you may need slightly more or less almond milk to get the texture you like in a smoothie.
- To make homemade pumpkin spice mix: 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4tsp ginger, 1/8th tsp cloves.
More smoothie recipes to try
- Coffee Smoothie
- Matcha Green Tea Smoothie
- Simple Green Breakfast Smoothie
- Banana Bread Smoothie
- Strawberry Mango Smoothie
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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 smoothies 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Blend
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
This Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is a healthy breakfast smoothie that tastes just like a pumpkin pie!
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 bananas, frozen
- 2 Medjool dates, (pits removed)
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1 tsp pumpkin spice* (see note to make your own)
- 1/2 cup yogurt of choice (I used coconut)
- 1 cup almond milk
- Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend.
- Add more or less almond milk if needed to get the texture you like in a smoothie.
- Spoon the coconut yogurt at the bottom of two glasses, then pour the smoothie on top. Use a spoon to swirl the yogurt with the smoothie.
Make sure to use pure canned pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling. These two aren’t the same (pumpkin pie filling is loaded with sugar and other ingredients, pumpkin puree should have only pumpkin on the list of ingredients)
To make homemade pumpkin spice mix: 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4tsp ginger, 1/8th tsp cloves.
Use FROZEN bananas, not fresh. Frozen bananas help the smoothie blend up to be thick and creamy.
You can add the yogurt directly to the smoothie rather than swirling it on the bottom if you prefer.
Adjust the amount of almond milk as needed-depending on the size of your bananas you may need slightly more or less almond milk to get the texture you like in a smoothie.
- Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
- Calories: 270
- Sugar: 28g
- Fat: 2g
- Carbohydrates: 50g
- Fiber: 9g
- Protein: 7g
Keywords: how to make a pumpkin smoothie, vegan pumpkin smoothie, pumpkin pie smoothie
Tastes so much like pumpkin pie – I love it! I added my favorite vegan protein powder (Lovewell Earth) to make it even more healthy.
What is a good smoothie replacement for banana? I cannot eat bananas.
Hi Brittany, you can use frozen coconut or mango, or even frozen cauliflower and add some more dates for sweetness
Brittany – I hope this helps, avocado can be used as a substitute for bananas. It won’t be as sweet, but it will help with the consistency. It also blends well with most fruits and or vegetables without changing the flavor.
If you need to add sweetness try 1/2 to 1 Tablespoon of natural maple syrup.
Where is the note about making your own pumpkin spice?
Hi Charles, I’ve added in a note on how you can make your own homemade pumpkin spice directly in the recipe card. Hope this helps!