Loaded with fall flavors, this effortless Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is a great way to start your day. It is full of antioxidants, fibers, vitamins, and proteins and comes together in under 5 minutes.
About This Recipe
Fall is almost here and like every year, I am going to go crazy with my pumpkin recipes. I start by making a big batch of my Homemade Pumpkin Puree and Pumpkin Pie Spice and use them in every possible way I can.
This smoothie is super healthy, creamy, and delicious and is a great way to start your day.
It is loaded with proteins, fibers, calcium, Vit A, and iron. It is also refined sugar-free and is a good source of dietary fibers.
Although we all associate pumpkin recipes with fall, this pumpkin smoothie can be made any time of the year and can be served for breakfast, afternoon, or post-workout snacks.
Pumpkin Puree – Make it at home using my homemade Pumpkin Puree recipe or buy it out.
Banana – Banana adds a creamy texture and sweetness to the smoothie. Make sure to freeze the bananas a few hours ahead for the best texture.
Yogurt – I like to use Greek Yogurt as it has more protein content and is thicker. But feel free to use whichever is easily available.
Milk – I use whole milk in my smoothies for a creamy texture but feel free to use skim, low fat, or plant-based milk.
Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix – Make it at home using my easy Pumpkin Pie Spice recipe or buy a bottle.
Vanilla Extract – Vanilla extract brings out the flavors really well.
Honey – Adjust the sweetener as per your taste. I used honey in this recipe but you can definitely use maple syrup or agave nectar.
How To Make Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Add ¼ cup pumpkin puree, 1 large banana (peeled, sliced, and frozen), 1 cup chilled yogurt, ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, 2 teaspoon honey, and ¼ cup chilled milk to a blender.
Blend until smooth.
Pour the smoothie into the serving glass. Sprinkle cinnamon powder and chopped roasted pecans on top. Serve chilled.
Frequently Asked Questions
To make a vegan version of this smoothie, replace regular milk and yogurt with plant-based milk and yogurt. Honey must be replaced with maple syrup or agave nectar.
To make this smoothie without the banana, just replace the banana with ¼ cup of additional pumpkin puree.
Make the smoothie as mentioned in the recipe. Transfer it to a serving bowl. Top with sliced banana, granola, roasted pecans, a dollop of peanut butter, shaved coconut or any other topping of your choice. You can be creative with the topping and make a new one every time.
No, not all. But its warm fall flavors trick your brain to believe that you are having something indulgent for breakfast, just like pumpkin pie.
Pro Tips By Neha
Add more liquid if the smoothie is too thick.
Make a green pumpkin smoothie by adding greens like spinach or kale to it.
Nut butter like peanut butter, almond butter, etc can be added to it as well. Other add-on options are flaxseed meal, chia seeds, and hemp seeds.
You can add a scoop of protein powder to this smoothie if you wish to.
If you have forgotten to freeze the banana, add a few crushed ice cubes while blending the smoothie.
This smoothie tastes best when made fresh. But, if you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a day. Shake well before consuming again.
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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe
- ¼ cup pumpkin puree (homemade or canned)
- 1 large banana (peeled, chopped and frozen)
- 1 cup chilled yogurt (full-fat, low fat or plant-based)
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (homemade or bottled)
- 2 teaspoons honey (use agave syrup or maple syrup for a vegan smoothie)
- ¼ cup chilled milk (whole, skim, low fat or plant-based)
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour the smoothie into the serving glass. Sprinkle cinnamon powder and chopped roasted pecans on top. Serve chilled.