PUMPKIN PIE SMOOTHIE

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This healthy pumpkin pie smoothie is filled with so much natural goodness. It features pumpkin, bananas, and almond milk. It boasts delightful flavors and aromas of autumn. Enjoy this yummy vegan beverage any time of day!

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A freshly-blended pumpkin pie smoothie in a milkshake glass with metal straw.

Enjoying a pumpkin pie smoothie is a delicious guilt-free indulgence!

Although it tastes like a pumpkin pie milkshake, this heart-healthy, creamy beverage is packed with fiber, protein and plenty of nutrients. It’s a feel-good breakfast that’s perfect for busy families. Just blend, pour, and go!

When craving fall flavors, my husband and I will often enjoy this healthy smoothie for lunch. It’s better than a high-calorie mid-day meal. We just pull out this easy recipe and plug in the blender.

Pumpkin smoothie with frozen bananas served in a tall glass and garnished with pumpkin pie spice.

INGREDIENTS

All you need for this refreshing drink are 5 simple ingredients. If desired, add a dollop of whipped topping (non-dairy for vegans, or homemade whipped cream for dairy lovers) on top of the pumpkin spice smoothie.

  • Canned pumpkin puree
  • Frozen bananas
  • Almond milk
  • Maple syrup
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • OPTIONAL: Whipped topping
Ingredients for healthy pumpkin pie smoothie with pumpkin puree and frozen bananas.

easy ingredient swaps

Missing an ingredient for this pumpkin pie smoothie? Don’t put on your shoes and head to the market. Instead, head to your fridge and pantry. Check for these easy ingredient swaps.

It’s convenient and money-saving to use ingredients you already have on hand!

  • CANNED PUMPKIN PUREE: Canned sweet potato puree is the best ingredient swap.
  • FROZEN BANANAS: This ingredient gives smoothies a nice thick creamy texture. Use other frozen fruits: berries, mangos or peaches. Options for a smooth creamy texture include silken tofu or Greek-style yogurt.
  • ALMOND MILK: Use oat milk, rice milk, soy milk, coconut milk, or dairy milk.
  • MAPLE SYRUP: Agave syrup and honey are the best ingredient swaps along with a small drizzling of vanilla extract.
  • PUMPKIN PIE SPICE: Sub with ground cinnamon plus a tiny pinch of ground nutmeg. Another option: use apple pie spice.
Pumpkin spice smoothie with frozen bananas served in a restaurant-style milkshake glass with metal straw.

RECIPE STEPS

RECIPE PREP: Chill 2 tall drinking glasses in the freezer for 30 minutes (or up to 2 hours) before blending the beverages. It’s a treat to enjoy smoothies in cool frosty glasses! It also helps keep the mixture from liquifying quickly.

  • STEP 1: Measure out the ingredients.
  • STEP 2: Add almond milk to the blender. Then add maple syrup and pumpkin puree, followed by pumpkin pie spice and frozen bananas.
  • STEP 3: Blend until the mixture reaches a thick smooth consistency, about 30 to 45 seconds. If you have one, use the tamper tool (with the blender lid on) to remove any pockets of air. This will aid the blades of the blender with mixing so the consistency will be smoother.
  • STEP 4: Divide pumpkin pie smoothie between 2 tall glasses. Add straws. Serve and enjoy straight away!

RECIPE TIP: To increase fall flavor, garnish smoothie with a sprinkling of pumpkin pie spice. Add a dollop of whipped topping to further enhance the taste and give the pumpkin pie smoothie a creamy mouthfeel texture.

How to make a healthy pumpkin pie smoothie in 4 easy steps.

RECIPE FAQ

These are the most commonly-asked questions when making a pumpkin pie smoothie, and the most helpful answers for recipe success.

IS PUMPKIN PUREE THE SAME AS PUMPKIN PIE FILLING?

No, these are different products. Pumpkin puree is 100% pure pumpkin with no add-ins. Pumpkin pie filling is pumpkin puree with add-ins. It’s usually just a mix of fall spices, but it can also contain other ingredients.

DO BANANAS NEED TO BE FROZEN FOR A PUMPKIN SMOOTHIE?

It’s highly recommended. Frozen bananas give pumpkin smoothies a thick, creamy, yummy, milkshake-like texture. It eliminates the need to add ice. But in a pinch, you can use fresh non-frozen bananas for a quick healthy smoothie, adding a little crushed ice at the end.

HOW TO FREEZE BANANAS?

Peel the bananas. Discard the peels. As prep work for smoothies, cut bananas in quarters or slices. Arrange the pieces, leaving space in between, on a parchment paper-lined metal tray. Freeze until firm, about 2 to 3 hours. Transfer to a zip-top freezer bag. Keep the fruit frozen, up to 1 month, until needed.

HOW TO THICKEN A SMOOTHIE?

Frozen fruit, like bananas, is the ideal way to thicken a smoothie. You can also use finely-ground raw oats. Process oats in a blender. Grind them into a powder before using. Other thickening options include: vanilla protein powder, fresh greens, or chia seeds.

CAN I ADD ICE TO A PUMPKIN PIE SMOOTHIE?

Yes, you can. However, the use of ice will create a thinner smoothie. During blending it may warm into water. So here’s how to prevent that: Start by crushing ice in the blender. Remove the ice to a cup. Blend the rest of the ingredients, then add crushed ice last in a final brief blend.

HOW TO LOAD THE JAR OF A BLENDER?

To produce the best most even blend, it’s important to layer the ingredients correctly. Start by adding liquids to the blender jar. Then add soft, high-moisture ingredients and spices. The last ingredients added should be the hardest ones, like frozen fruit and ice.

HOW TO FIX A PUMPKIN SPICE SMOOTHIE THAT’S TOO BLAH?

Add more pumpkin pie spice along with a splash of vanilla extract. You can also try applesauce, or a bit of apple juice or apple cider. Just include more frozen fruit to maintain thickness. You can also add more maple syrup, or a few pinches of brown sugar or granulated sugar.

RECIPE VARIATIONS?

Enhance the flavor with vanilla extract. It’ll make the mixture taste more like a milkshake. You can also add peanut butter or Biscoff cookie butter to the mix. More variations: fresh greens (without stems) like baby kale or baby spinach. To further sweeten the smoothie try dates.

WHAT TO DO WITH LEFTOVER PUMPKIN SMOOTHIE?

Make homemade fruit roll-ups! Preheat oven to 170°F (or the lowest setting). Line a metal tray with parchment paper. Pour smoothie mixture onto the tray. Lightly tilt the tray back and forth, up and down, to evenly distribute the liquid. Bake 5 hours or until firm and dried. Slice the fruit leather into strips. Enjoy as healthy snacks.

A freshly-blended pumpkin smoothie in a glass with straw. The top is sprinkled with pumpkin pie spice.

more pumpkin recipes

Wondering what to do with leftover pumpkin puree? Try these popular seasonal recipes. They’re family favorites. They’re also perfect for pairing with a pumpkin pie smoothie!

Pumpkin pie smoothie garnished with ground cinnamon. Glass is on a marble coaster.

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I served these pumpkin spice smoothies to teens at a fall gathering here at the house. They were a huge hit! Luckily, I had enough pumpkin puree and frozen bananas on hand to fill all the requests for additional beverages.

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A freshly-blended pumpkin pie smoothie in a milkshake glass with metal straw.

PUMPKIN PIE SMOOTHIE


  • Author: Denay DeGuzman
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Total Time: 5 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x

Description

Nothing beats the wholesome goodness of a freshly-blended pumpkin pie smoothie. Brimming with delicious seasonal flavors, this is a no-guilt beverage perfect for sipping with a smile.


Ingredients

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  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 3 frozen bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup almond milk (or your favorite milk)
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, or more if desired
  • 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (plus more for garnishing)
  • OPTIONAL: Whipped topping

FOR A MILKSHAKE TASTE: If you love the flavor of vanilla extract, try adding a splash! It will enhance the fall flavors and make the mixture taste more like a milkshake.


Instructions

RECIPE PREP: Chill 2 tall drinking glasses in the freezer for 30 minutes (or up to 2 hours) before blending the beverages. It’s a treat to enjoy smoothies in cool frosty glasses! It also helps keep the mixture from liquifying quickly.

  • Measure out the ingredients. Add almond milk to the blender. Then add maple syrup and pumpkin puree, followed by pumpkin pie spice and frozen bananas.
  • Blend until the mixture reaches a thick smooth consistency, about 30 to 45 seconds. If you have one, use the tamper tool (with the blender lid on) to remove any pockets of air. This will aid the blades of the blender with mixing so the consistency will be beautifully smooth. If the mixture is too thick, thin it out by adding more milk.
  • Divide pumpkin pie smoothie between 2 tall frosty glasses. Add straws. Serve and enjoy straight away!

Notes

DO BANANAS NEED TO BE FROZEN? It’s highly recommended. Frozen bananas give smoothies a thick, creamy, milkshake-like texture. It eliminates the need to add ice. But in a pinch, you can use fresh non-frozen bananas for a quick healthy smoothie, adding a little crushed ice at the end.

HOW TO FIX A SMOOTHIE THAT’S TOO BLAH: Add more pumpkin pie spice along with a splash of vanilla extract. You can also try applesauce, or a bit of apple juice. Just include more frozen fruit to maintain thickness. You can also add more maple syrup, or a few pinches of brown sugar or granulated sugar.

  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, Pumpkin Smoothie, Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

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5 thoughts on “PUMPKIN PIE SMOOTHIE”

  1. Bring on all the flavors of fall. I’m ready. This smoothie has all my favorites – pumpkin, banana and almond milk. I also love that it’s sweetened with maple syrup.

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  2. Oh this looks super tasty. Saving for Halloween to treat my kids. Love pumpkin pie spice flavour and great that this recipe uses plant milk. So much more creamier. So good!

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