Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
This pumpkin pie smoothie is a healthy drinkable version of pumpkin pie, made with pure and simple ingredients that come together in minutes. You won’t believe it, it seriously tastes like pumpkin pie!
This pumpkin pie smoothie is incredibly creamy and oh so delicious! Made with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice, it’s an indulgent but healthy treat perfect as a fall breakfast!
About this recipe
This pumpkin pie flavored smoothie is made with just 6 ingredients which include fresh fruit, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice, mimicking the flavor of pumpkin pie so nicely! The banana is added for sweetness and to thicken the consistency, but you can make it with no banana if you prefer and the same goes for the Greek yogurt.
For a vegan pumpkin pie smoothie, make it without yogurt or use a dairy-free yogurt. The great thing about smoothies is they’re a simple way of harmonizing different flavors. If you find a combination that works for you, by all means, use it!
This is the perfect way to enjoy the sweet flavors of fall with simple fresh ingredients and unrefined sugar, in a thick, creamy smoothie.
What you need
- Sliced Banana – Consider how sweet you want your smoothie to be and then decide how ripe your bananas should be. The riper they are the sweeter they are! If you have frozen bananas, use those for a nice thick smoothie.
- Greek Yogurt – A thick, creamy yogurt adds body, protein, and richness to this smoothie.
- Milk – Use any type you want. If you’re aiming for a vegan smoothie, opt for oat milk, coconut milk, or almond milk.
- Pumpkin Puree – Not pumpkin pie filling! Pumpkin puree is just pure canned pumpkin (or fresh if you happen to have some).
- Maple Syrup – The amount you use is up to you. Adjust to taste, or completely omit it if the banana does it for you. We do love the flavor of the maple with the pumpkin pie spices, though. It’s fall in a glass!
- Pumpkin Pie Spice – A combination of spices that are commonly used in pumpkin pie! It’s exactly what will give you that signature pumpkin pie flavor.
How to make it
Add all the ingredients to the blender and pulse until creamy and smooth.
Pour and serve!
How to Quickly Ripen Banana
If you’ve got a couple of days to spare and you’re planning on making this smoothie on the weekend, you’ll want to make sure your bananas are nice and ripe by then. If they aren’t, place them in a brown paper bag alongside an apple and leave it on the counter for a couple of days. By the time you’re ready to blend, they’ll be ready.
If you’ve got a craving for a pumpkin smoothie that you just can’t seem to kick but your bananas aren’t ripe enough, there is a way to get them ripe in under 30 minutes. Full disclosure, it’s best done for when you need to use it right away in baking because it’s warm! However, it’s doable, if you wait until it’s completely cooled.
Place the entire banana (peel and all) in the oven at 300°F for about 20 minutes. You’ll see it turn completely black on the outside. Remove it from the oven and allow it to cool enough to handle. Scoop out the mushy banana on the inside of the peel and use it as you please!
Homemade Pumpkin Puree
If you’ve picked up some extra baking (sugar) pumpkins at the market or you just like the flavor of fresh puree a little better than canned, make some from scratch.
Instant Pot – A quick way to make homemade puree in 30 minutes. Cut off the stem, cut the pumpkin in half and scoop out the seeds. Place the trivet in the Instant Pot and 1 cup of water. Place pumpkin halves (you may need to cut smaller pieces depending on the size of your pot) onto the trivet. Close the lid and pressure cook for 10 minutes with a 15-minute natural release. Carefully remove the flesh from the skin and blend until smooth.
Oven – Bake pumpkin halves, flesh side down (seeds already scooped out) on a baking sheet in a 400°F oven. Roast for anywhere from 40-60 minutes until the pumpkin can easily be pierced with a fork. Once it is ready, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool for an hour. Separate skin from the flesh and puree pumpkin flesh until smooth.
Fresh pumpkin has more water, so it will change the consistency of your smoothie just a bit. You can also strain your puree to remove as much excess water as you can.
Other ways to use up pumpkin puree
If you’re left with some extra pumpkin puree, try using it in:
- Pumpkin Sheet Pan Pancakes
- Pumpkin Monkey Bread Muffins
- Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes
- Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate
- Healthy Pumpkin Pancakes
Pumpkin pie filling is a ready-made filling, a shortcut to baking a pie. It comes with spices and sugars and a few other additives. Pumpkin, on the other hand, is just pure pumpkin that has been pureed.
It’s a delicious combination of spices made of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice. If you can’t find pumpkin pie spice, it’s super simple to make your own. If you’re not into the complete package, you can pick and choose which you would like to add to your smoothie. A simple dash of cinnamon is delicious!
How to make this pumpkin smoothie your own
- Try adding toppings! We recommend chopped nuts, a sprinkle of cinnamon, pumpkin seeds, or whipped cream.
- If you prefer your smoothie to be thinner, use ¾ cup milk.
- For a thicker smoothie, use ½ cup Greek yogurt and ⅓ cup milk. This will be perfect for a smoothie bowl.
- You can also use frozen bananas instead of fresh bananas. This will help chill the smoothie and make it much thicker! Along the same lines, you can add ice to make it thicker.
- Double the recipe for more than 1 serving and share with a friend.
This is a recipe for one! There isn’t usually any smoothie left to store. If you’ve got leftover puree, it will keep for up to 3 days in the fridge or the freezer for up to 3 months. The texture may change and it may separate.
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Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
- 1 ripe banana, sliced
- ⅓ cup Greek yogurt
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup, adjust to taste
- 2 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- whipped cream, optional garnish
- Add all the ingredients to the glass of a blender and pulse until creamy and smooth.
- Pour into glasses and serve. If desired, top with chopped nuts, a sprinkle of cinnamon, pumpkin seeds or whipped cream.
- If you prefer your smoothie to be thinner, use ¾ cup milk.
- If you prefer your smoothie to be thicker, use ½ cup Greek yogurt and ⅓ cup milk. This will be perfect for a smoothie bowl.
- You can also use frozen bananas instead of fresh bananas.
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