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The Best Pumpkin Smoothie (High Protein & Healthy!)

It’s that time of year: pumpkin season! When I think of October, I immediately think of fall flavors and all things pumpkin…pumpkin desserts, pumpkin spice lattes, and this delicious healthy pumpkin smoothie recipe!

This smoothie makes for the perfect fall breakfast. It’s also a great way to use up any leftover pumpkin puree you may have after making some of your favorite pumpkin recipes. 

pumpkin smoothie in a glass with cinnamon and chopped nuts on top. pumpkins and cinnamon sticks in the background

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Why You’ll Love This Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

This creamy pumpkin pie smoothie screams fall and cozy weather vibes. Seriously, it tastes just like pumpkin pie filling – it’s like a drinkable slice of pumpkin pie! 

It has simple ingredients but packs in 8 grams of fiber and 42 grams of protein per serving, making it the perfect breakfast to keep you feeling full all morning long. 

It’s such a healthy way to start the day off that It’s sure to become your favorite smoothie recipe this fall! 

Ingredients You’ll Need

photo of all ingredients necessary to make a healthy pumpkin smoothie in small bowls

Real pumpkin puree – I usually use canned pumpkin puree because it’s just so much easier, but you can also make your own pumpkin puree from scratch if you prefer. Pumpkin is actually a wonderful source of vitamin A, a powerful anti-inflammatory nutrient, with one half cup providing over 100% of your daily value for vitamin A.

Frozen banana – if you’re hesitant that this will throw the taste off, you won’t even taste the banana flavor once everything is blended together. If you use a fresh banana, you may need to add some ice cubes to your blender.

Plain or vanilla Greek yogurt – I usually use a full-fat plain Greek yogurt because it gives the smoothie a more creamy texture and doesn’t have any added sugar.

Unsweetened almond milk – this always seems to be my go-to liquid of choice for smoothies. It’s just so light and refreshing. Any other milk that you prefer would work well here too though. 

Protein powder – this really increases the protein content of this recipe, making it a satiating and delicious smoothie. I generally use unflavored collagen peptides in smoothies because it doesn’t change the flavor profile, but a scoop of vanilla protein powder would also be great in this recipe!

Nut butter – nut butter gives this smoothie a boost of healthy fat, which is helpful to lower inflammation levels and keep you feeling full. I used cashew butter but any nut butter you enjoy will work well.

Vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice – even though this is a cold smoothie, these warm spices really make it taste like pumpkin pie! You could substitute a little bit of pumpkin pie spice instead also. 

How To Make This Healthy Pumpkin Smoothie

two side by side photos of pumpkin smoothie ingredients in a blender on the left (not blended). Then the finished, blended product on the right in the blender.

Simply add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend for about 30 seconds or until smooth. 

Pour into a mason jar or your favorite glass, add a sprinkle of cinnamon, and enjoy!

Variations

  • Dairy-free? Substitute a plant based yogurt for the Greek yogurt
  • Vegan? Follow dairy-free directions above and use a plant based protein powder
  • No almond milk? Substitute any type of milk such as whole milk, soy milk, coconut milk or oat milk instead
  • For a little more sweetness, add a little bit of maple syrup, monk fruit, or another sweetener. Or substitute vanilla yogurt in place of plain yogurt. 
  • No cashew butter? Substitute almond butter or peanut butter
  • Nut free? Substitute oat milk for almond milk and use sunflower seed butter instead of nut butter
  • Want more healthy fats? Add some chia seeds, flaxseed, or hemp seeds 
  • Make this into a smoothie bowl and add fun toppings such as granola, chopped nuts, cacao nibs, hemp seeds, chia seeds, and/or more cinnamon
top view of healthy protein smoothie in a glass with cinnamon sprinkled on top and chopped pecans.

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Pumpkin smoothie in a glass on a countertop with pumpkins and cinnamon sticks in the background.

Healthy Pumpkin Smoothie (High Protein)

This creamy, healthy pumpkin smoothie will give you all the seasonal vibes! It tastes just like pumpkin pie in a glass!
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, healthy, on the go, portable, quick
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 494kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup puree pumpkin
  • 1 banana frozen
  • ½ cup greek yogurt
  • ½ cup almond milk unsweetened
  • 2 tbsp protein powder
  • 1 tbsp cashew butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • tsp nutmeg
  • tsp ginger
  • tsp allspice

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and mix on high for about 30 seconds or until smooth. Pour into a glass & enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 271mg | Potassium: 1082mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 19219IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 487mg | Iron: 5mg

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