How do you know when you’ve come up with a good recipe?
When you find yourself scraping every last bit out of the blender and your glass with a spatula, so nothing goes to waste!
That’s what happened the other day when I made this pumpkin pie smoothie.
I originally made this recipe back in June but have since tweaked it. I’m up for enjoying pumpkin any time of the year because I LOVE pumpkin!
This smoothie/shake tastes more like a decadent pumpkin pie dessert than a breakfast or snack. I could literally drink this every day!
If you like pumpkin, you have to try this recipe 🙂
If you don’t want to use the spices outlined below, just use 1/2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice from a jar that already has everything blended.
The Ultimate Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
If you're in the mood for a seasonal smoothie full of fall spices, try this one!
- 1 frozen banana peel before you freeze it!
- 3/4 cup almond milk unsweetened
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 Medjool date pit removed
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds hulled
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/16 teaspoon ground cloves (just a pinch!)
- 1/16 teaspoon ground nutmeg (just a pinch!)
Put all ingredients in a blender in the order listed above and blend for 30-60 seconds, adding optional ingredients if you want. Enjoy!
- 1-2 handfuls of baby spinach*
- 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
- One scoop of protein powder (i.e., ideally, a sprouted version of hemp, pea or brown rice protein powder. I also like Vital Proteins collagen peptides, Sunwarrior, Vega, and Orgain Organics proteins. Find them on Amazon.)
- Unsweetened, shredded coconut to sprinkle on top
- Freshly made almond milk is best, and isn’t as hard as you might think to make! If you’re going to buy it at the store, go for the Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk. A key ingredient to avoid in processed almond milk is carrageenan, and the Silk brand doesn’t have it.
- Baby spinach has a very mild flavor. It will make your smoothie light green instead of orange but will also boost the nutrient content without affecting the flavor.
- You can buy organic, no-sugar pumpkin purée from a can at a health foods store or make it yourself following this process. Just make sure you are buying Pumpkin Puree and NOT canned pumpkin pie filling (they are different).
- If your dates aren’t soft, soak them in warm warm water for 20 minutes before blending, so they blend more easily.