Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Do you ever blare Neil Diamond in your kitchen?  I mean… really blare it?

While dancing?

And tripping over you cat?

And spilling pumpkin smoothie on yourself?

No?  Really?  Come on, how else does a twenty-something spend her Monday nights?

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

 If you made my Pumpkin Spice Body Scrub over the weekend I have a feeling that you might be needing more pumpkin in your life.  And, if you licked a good deal of the body scrub off your face (*guilty*), you also just might be craving something a bit more substantial.  I’ve been enjoying this smoothie for breakfast lately and love the addition of oats, flaxseeds, and hemp seeds for a little extra fiber and protein.  It’s a great grab-and-go breakfast or the perfect afternoon treat to power your kitchen dance party.

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
 
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Recipe type: Drink
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1.5 cups almond milk
  • 2 bananas, peeled
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseeds and/or hemp seeds
  • ¼ cup (gluten-free) regular rolled oats (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Add ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Drink up!


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Comments

  1. says

    @ Judith

    That’s not a silly question at all! I’m glad you asked! :) I used pumpkin puree from a fresh, cooked pumpkin, but canned pumpkin puree also works. I’ll clarify that in the recipe above too. Thanks!

  2. Judith says

    ah good to know :-) In fact, I could hardly imagine that a smoothie with raw pumpkin would be delicious, but you never know and I’m always open to try new things ;-) now I better get some pumpkin cooked, I’m sooo looking forward to trying this smoothie! thanks for the recipe!!!

    • says

      I usually just shred my pumpkin in a food processor, then soak in hot water for awhile, before using in recipes. But, I’ve actually made smoothies and soups with just plain old raw chunks of pumpkin, and they’ve turned out great. It really depends what you’re pairing it up with. I make a raw pumpkin smoohtie with a few chunks of raw pumpkin, 1 medium carrot, pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, etc), the water and meat from one thai coconut and 1 Medjool date (or stevia for lower sugar), and a pinch of sea salt. It’s indulgently good! Sweet potato or yam works well, too. :-)

  3. says

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  4. Anonymous says

    When you say oats, what kind of oats do you mean? Raw steel cut oats? We don’t eat the instant stuff so all I have is that really hard type of oats

  5. says

    @ Anonymous
    Great question! I used the “regular” oats from the bulk bin – not the instant or the steel cut ones. If you don’t have any handy you can definitely leave ‘em out. :)

  6. says

    I’ll be making this this evening as a light dinner for a mini Dia de los Muertos celebration–me, the fiance and the dogs and cats (who may or may not elect to taste the smoothies!!). I will substitute raw cashews for the oats and using frozen bananas, most likely–but this looks like a bang-up recipe! Looking forward to it.

  7. Anh Nguyen says

    What a great recipe for the fall season! Pumpkin is so rich in nutrients including beta carotene and Vitamin A. This would be a nice change of pace from my regular vanilla protein shake :) Thank you!

  8. says

    So good! I think I might be addicted. The second time I made it, I needed a chocolate fix, so I tossed in a small handful of chocolate chips before blending… fantastic!

  9. Jody says

    Sonnet, this sounds so delicious. I love pumpkin! I would like permission to pin this on my pinterest board, giving you credit of course.

    • says

      Hi Jody, thanks for asking. Of course you can pin this on your board! Isn’t Pinterest a great way to keep track of recipes? It’s so addictive! :)

  10. says

    Yes, I know it is July…. but this Virginia girl has had enough of the 100+ degree temps! So this morning I cranked the AC, threw on a cozy pair of sweats and made this pumpkin smoothie. Absolutely fabulous! Pumpkin pie in a glass and without all the refined sugars. Thank you for the brief preview of fall to help me get through another sweltering day.

    • says

      Yes, the bananas add bulk to the smoothie and are the source of sweetness. You could increase the ratio of the other ingredients & add a sweetener or sub another fruit if you wanted. :)

  11. Laura says

    Well, I have found a lot of different recipes for a pumpkin smoothie, but … the dancing in the kitchen with my music was the ingredient I couldn’t pass up! Thanks for such a fun and delicious recipe.

  12. Sharon says

    Sonnet, I have been following your blog for several years and have loved many of your reipes. I’d been eyeing this one for a while but didn’t get around to making it till yesterday. (I usually make fruit smoothies 4-5X/week but am slowly branching out). This recipe was Absolutely divine. I grow pumpkins in my garden and freeze the puree to use in soups and baking…but now! now I need to grow double the quantity of pumpkins because this will become a new staple! Love the spices, perfect balance of ingredients. thank you!

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