Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is an effortless lip-smacking way to power you through the first half of the day. It is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, high in protein, and rich in fiber. This smoothie recipe is just all around good for your body and soul.
As we nestle into October, all spotlights on pumpkin!
Pumpkin is the one ingredient I wish isn’t considered seasonal. You can technically get it year-round (at least in cans, which is just as good), and pumpkin itself is so healthy and tasty.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is a family favorite breakfast that is healthy and delicious year round
So I’m on a mission to change that this year! If any recipe is going to convince us that pumpkin should take a seat at the breakfast table 365 days of the year, let Pumpkin Pie Smoothie be the recipe and your new best friend in the mornings.
It’s an effortless lip-smacking way to power you through the first half of the day.
As tasty as it is, Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, high in protein, and rich in fiber…it is just all around good for your body and soul.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is packed with protein, fiber, nutrients and vitamins
But the winning reason to welcome pumpkin breakfasts with open arms is because it’s a family breakfast that moms (me!), dads (him!), kids (this one!) all love. (Bonus points that it can be whizzed together in a sleep-deprived state).
In all seriousness, this pumpkin smoothie recipe is contains all natural ingredients – pumpkin puree (canned or homemade), bananas, yogurt, milk, spices and a touch of maple syrup.
When mixed together, one cup of Pumpkin Pie Smoothie gives you 8 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber in addition to a good dose of potassium, calcium, vitamin A and iron.
The ingredients are all safe and healthy, even for a baby. To make this pumpkin smoothie even more baby-friendly though (or to reduce the amount of sugar in it generally), you can swap out the vanilla Greek yogurt with plain Greek yogurt, and reduce the amount of maple syrup.
Pumpkin and banana make this smoothie naturally sweet
Pumpkin and bananas are naturally sweet, so this smoothie is pleasantly mild without any additional sweeteners.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is probably one of the tastiest ways to get all those nutrients and fiber into you. Imagine having a velvety soft serve that is just thin enough to drink through a straw.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie has a velvety texture – imagine soft serve through a straw
But while this Pumpkin Pie Smoothie might have the same texture of a cream dessert, its healthy dose of nutrients makes it very much deserving of its place at the breakfast table. All. Year. Round.
P.S. If you’re not worried about pumpkin overload on Thanksgiving day, this is a breakfast recipe that will help you kick off any Thanksgiving morning.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (GF)
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is an effortless lip-smacking way to power you through the first half of the day, and is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, high in protein, and rich in fiber. It is just all around good for your body and soul.
- 2 small (or 1 large) bananas - sliced and frozen
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup (depending on your preference . I use 1 tablespoon for a breakfast smoothie)
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 cup crushed ice
- whipped cream (optional) - for serving
- cinnamon - for dusting
Blend everything together until smooth. Pour into two cups. Top with whipped cream, if desired. Dust with cinnamon. Serve immediately.
Recipe adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction.