September 3, 2021

The Best Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

The best healthy pumpkin pie smoothie made with real pumpkin puree, Greek yogurt, nut butter, a little maple syrup, and of course plenty of cozy pumpkin pie spice. It’s creamy, delicious, and the perfect smoothie to enjoy during the cozy fall season or all year round!

pumpkin pie smoothie in glass with cinnamon stick

One of my favorite fall desserts is pumpkin pie so it was only a matter of time before I turned it into a smoothie, haha!

I love a thick and creamy pumpkin pie smoothie that tastes a little like a milkshake and this does not disappoint. It’s like fall in a glass. 

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This smoothie recipe has been one of my go-to breakfasts each morning since I started working on developing it. It’s filled with pumpkin puree, sweet banana, almond butter, and few more goodies to help kick off your day in a delicious way. The best part? It really does taste just like pumpkin pie.

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Ingredients You’ll Need

Pumpkin puree: be sure you grab pure pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling when you are shopping for this recipe. Pumpkin pie filling has sweeteners and other ingredients added to it. The only ingredient listed on the can should be pumpkin. 

Frozen banana: this adds a little natural sweetness and creaminess to the smoothie. I promise that the banana flavor is not overpowering!

Greek Yogurt: I love adding whole milk, plain Greek Yogurt to all of my smoothies. It’s one of those ingredients I always have in the fridge. Greek yogurt adds extra creaminess to this pumpkin pie smoothie as well as healthy fats and protein. 

Maple syrup: to sweeten the smoothie up just a little bit, and add some delicious fall flavor, this recipe calls for a teaspoon of maple syrup. I found the sweetness level to be perfect with just a small amount but if you want your smoothie on the sweeter side you can always add a little more. 

Vanilla extract: a little vanilla extract goes a long way to round out the flavor of this smoothie. I think it really drives that delicious pumpkin pie flavor home. 

Almond milk: any non-dairy milk will probably work in this recipe but almond milk is my personal favorite. Plain almond milk has a pretty neutral flavor that doesn’t overpower the rest of the ingredients in the smoothie.

Pumpkin pie spice: I mean you cannot have a good pumpkin pie smoothie without plenty of pumpkin pie spice. The combination of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and other warming spices is what helps to give this smoothie its distinct pumpkin pie flavor. If you do not have any pumpkin pie spice on hand you can make your own! 

Almond butter: I’ve made this recipe both with and without the almond butter and there is just something about adding it to the smoothie that really makes it taste JUST like pumpkin pie. If you don’t have any almond butter you can also use cashew or pecan butter. I would steer away from using peanut butter in this recipe as the flavor will completely overpower the rest of the ingredients. 

smoothie ingredients in blender

How to Make Make This Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Step One: Add the almond milk, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, and maple syrup to high-powered blender.

Step Two: Next, add the frozen banana, pumpkin puree, Greek yogurt, and almond butter.

Step Three: Blend until the smoothie is completely smooth and creamy. Serve with an extra sprinkle of cinnamon and a little whipped cream if you prefer!

Tips for the Perfect Smoothie Every Single Time

  • Add the liquid first – add your liquid to the base of the blender first. This helps make it easier for the smoothie to blend.
  • Start slow – start the blender speed on low and then gradually turn it up before bringing it to full speed. 
  • Use frozen fruit – for this recipe it’s important your banana is frozen to ensure you get that ultra creamy texture. 
  • Ditch the ice – if you typically add ice to your smoothies it may be tempting to add it to this one but trust me you do not need it. Just use a frozen banana instead to keep things cold.

blended smoothie in blender topped with cinnamon

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this smoothie vegan?

Yes! You can leave out the Greek yogurt entirely or swap it for you favorite dairy-free version to keep this smoothie vegan. 

Can I add protein powder?

Yes! I love adding protein to this smoothie, especially if I have it for breakfast, to keep me full and satisfied. For the best tasting results add a non-flavored or vanilla protein powder. 

Are there any optional additions to the smoothie you suggest?

Yes! I love adding fresh ginger to this smoothie for an extra bit of spice.

What if I don’t have any pumpkin pie spice?

You can easily make your own homemade pumpkin pie spice if you don’t have any on hand. I love making a big batch of this homemade pumpkin pie spice when the cooler months come around. You can store it in your pantry so you’re always ready when you get the urge to do some fall baking. 

Can I use honey instead of maple syrup?

Of course! Honey will also work well to sweeten things up a bit in this recipe. 

pumpkin spice smoothie in glass

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I hope you give this Pumpkin Pie Smoothie a try! It’s a delicious and easy breakfast or snack. 

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The Best Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Scale:
  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/3 cup plain full fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsweetened and all-natural almond butter

Method

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a high powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

Keywords: healthy pumpkin pie smoothie, pumpkin pie smoothie, vegan pumpkin pie smoothie, pumpkin pie smoothie recipe, how to make a pumpkin pie smoothie, easy pumpkin pie smoothie, best pumpkin pie smoothie, pumpkin pie smoothie recipe

Recipe by: Ashlea Carver / All the Healthy Things | Photography by: THE MINDFUL HAPA

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  1. Thwart a delicious way to start the day! I threw in a handful of oats to round out the “crust” element and that was a win. This smoothie hit all of my pumpkin pie receptors and I know I’ll be making it all through fall! And winter too. Maybe spring… dunno… 🙂💙

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