Loaded with fall flavors, this effortless Pumpkin Pie Spice 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 (vegetarian, gluten-free).
About Pumpkin Pie Spice Smoothie
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 Spice and use them in every possible way I can.
Along with Pumpkin Apple Soup and Pumpkin Pie Spice Smoothie is one of my favorite pumpkin recipes that I make every single year.
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. Pumpkin pie smoothie is also refined sugar-free and is a good source of dietary fiber.
Although we all associate pumpkin recipes with fall, this pumpkin spice smoothie can be made any time of the year and can be served for breakfast, afternoon, or post-workout snacks.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free. You can easily make it vegan too. The recipe can be easily doubled or tripled as per your need.
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- Celery Smoothie
- Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie
- Strawberry Smoothie
- Strawberry Spinach Smoothie
- Mango Banana Smoothie
- Sunrise Sunset Tropical Smoothie
Pumpkin Puree – Make it at home using my homemade Pumpkin Puree recipe or buy it out.
This healthy pumpkin pie smoothie recipe is a delicious way to use leftover pumpkin puree.
Banana – Ripe 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 plain Greek Yogurt as it has more protein content and is thicker. But feel free to use whichever is easily available. Vanilla Greek yogurt, plain yogurt, or vanilla yogurt also works fine.
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 Spice Mix – Make it at home using my easy Homemade 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 pumpkin pie smoothie recipe but you can use brown sugar, maple syrup, or agave nectar.
How To Make Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
- ¼ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 large banana (peeled, sliced, and frozen)
- 1 cup chilled Greek yogurt
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 2 teaspoon honey
- ¼ cup chilled whole milk
to a blender.
Blend until smooth.
Add some more milk if the smoothie is thick for your liking. Check for the sweetness and add more sweetened if needed.
Pour the smoothie into the serving glass. Sprinkle cinnamon powder and chopped roasted pecans on top. Serve chilled.
You can add a few ice cubes to each glass for a super chilled smoothie.
Frequently Asked Questions
To make a vegan version of this creamy smoothie, replace regular milk and yogurt with plant-based milk (coconut milk, soy milk, cashew milk, almond milk, etc) and yogurt (soy yogurt, cashew yogurt, etc). 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.
Yes, you can. But pumpkin pie filling has added warm spices and sweeteners so skip adding them to the recipe.
Pro Tips By Neha
Add more liquid if the smoothie is too thick.
Make a green pumpkin smoothie by adding greens like spinach, swiss chard, or kale to it.
Nut butter like peanut butter, almond butter, etc can be added for a boost of healthy fat. Other add-on options are flaxseed meal (ground flaxseed), chia seeds, and hemp seeds.
You can add a scoop of protein powder or whey protein 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 creamy pumpkin pie smoothie makes for a perfect fall breakfast.
Having said that, you can serve it for breakfast or an evening snack, any time of the year.
Add a scoop of protein powder to make it a great pre or post workout snack.
Top it with a little whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon to make it indulgent.
This delicious pumpkin pie smoothie tastes best when made fresh. But, if you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container or mason jar pie in the refrigerator for up to a day. Shake well before consuming again.
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Healthy Pumpkin Pie Spice 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 mix (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.
- Add some more milk if the smoothie is thick for your liking. Check for the sweetness and add more sweetened if needed.
- Pour the smoothie into the serving glass. Sprinkle cinnamon powder and chopped roasted pecans on top. Serve chilled.
- You can add a few ice cubes to each glass for a super chilled smoothie.