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.
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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!
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.
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!
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