Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe

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This healthy pumpkin smoothie is a nutritious way to satisfy your pumpkin spice cravings this fall. It’s like a liquid pumpkin pie in a glass but made with good-for-you ingredients like pumpkin, bananas, Greek yogurt, fall spices and maple syrup. This pumpkin pie smoothie is easy to make in 5 minutes in the blender. 

pumpkin pie smoothie in a glass with whipped cream


If you find yourself craving all the cozy flavors of fall, but not wanting to delve into the world of lattes and pies, then I have the recipe for you – this healthy Pumpkin Smoothie!

This pumpkin pie smoothie is a nutritious way to satisfy your pumpkin spice cravings this fall. It’s like a liquid pumpkin pie in a glass but made with good-for-you ingredients like pumpkin, bananas, Greek yogurt, fall spices and maple syrup. 

Plus, it’s easy to make in 5 minutes in the blender – and a great way to use up any leftover pumpkin puree from your fall baking endeavors. If you’re feeling extra fancy you can even serve it with homemade whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon for a fun healthy treat. 

pumpkin pie smoothie in a glass with whipped cream

Pumpkin Smoothie: Ingredients & Substitutions

Let’s chat about the ingredients and possible substitutions in this Pumpkin Smoothie recipe. 

overhead photo of the labeled ingredients in this pumpkin smoothie recipe
  • Milk. Choose your favorite milk variety to use in this pumpkin smoothie. Whole or 2% milk, Almond milk, coconut milk, etc.
  • Vanilla Yogurt. I suggest a full-fat Icelandic or Greek vanilla yogurt, or try a dairy-free variety. If using unsweetened yogurt, you will likely need to increase the maple syrup.
  • Pumpkin Puree. Use a pure, unsweetened pumpkin puree either canned or fresh/homemade. Do not use pumpkin pie filling. You can also freeze pumpkin puree in ice cube trays to use in this smoothie recipe to ensure an even thicker, creamier, colder texture.
  • Maple Syrup. Honey can be used in place of maple syrup, but I love the way the maple flavor screams, “fall!”
  • Vanilla extract. You can use vanilla bean seeds or vanilla bean paste if you don’t have extract.
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice. Use store bought or make your own with this recipe: homemade pumpkin pie spice.
  • Frozen Banana. Using a frozen banana makes a thick and creamy smoothie, I don’t recommend changing this ingredient. 
  • Ice. Using ice helps thicken up this pumpkin smoothie, feel free to omit if you are using frozen pumpkin and frozen bananas. 
front view of a pumpkin smoothie in a glass with whipped cream on top

How to Make a Pumpkin Smoothie

This healthy pumpkin smoothie recipe is so easy to make, but per usual we will walk through the (two) steps together and don’t forget to watch the video! 

As always, I recommend using a Vitamix Blender (check out my Vitamix buying guide) for the creamiest smoothies. When I create smoothie recipes I always list the ingredients in the order they should be added to the blending container, so please follow the recipe! 

overhead photo showing how to make a pumpkin smoothie

Blend

Next, secure the lid and blend the pumpkin pie smoothie for about 30-60 seconds, or until the mixture is smooth. 

overhead photo showing how to make a pumpkin smoothie

Serve

Pour the pumpkin pie smoothie into 2-4 glasses and serve them immediately. 

two glasses of pumpkin smoothie with a ground cinnamon on top

Add whipped cream (optional)

If desired, and for an extra special treat, serve this pumpkin smoothie with a swirl of homemade whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon. 

pumpkin pie smoothie in a glass with whipped cream

FAQs about this Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe

Can I make this pumpkin smoothie ahead of time? 

Yes, I find this particular smoothie holds up well when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I recommend consuming it within 12 hours of making it. 

Can you add spinach? 

Yes! you can add about 1 cup of spinach (fresh or frozen) to this pumpkin smoothie recipe. It will not change the taste of the recipe at all, but it will change the color!

pumpkin pie smoothies in glasses with whipped cream

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Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe

Laura
This healthy pumpkin smoothie is a nutritious way to satisfy your pumpkin spice cravings this fall. It's like a liquid pumpkin pie in a glass but made with good-for-you ingredients like pumpkin, bananas, Greek yogurt, fall spices and maple syrup. This pumpkin pie smoothie is easy to make in 5 minutes in the blender. 
5 from 13 votes
Course beverage, Breakfast, brunch, Dessert, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 157
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes

Ingredients 
 

Instructions 

  • Place the ingredients in the order listed in the container of a Vitamix blender.
  • Blend, starting on low speed and increasing to high until the mixture is smooth (about 30 -60 seconds).
  • Serve immediately plain, or with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon for a special healthy treat.

Video

Notes

How to Freeze Pumpkin Puree For Smoothies
If you have extra pumpkin puree, I recommend freezing it in ice cube trays. That way you can use the frozen pumpkin in this smoothie for an even thicker, creamier final result.
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
Use this recipe to make your own homemade pumpkin pie spice! 
Or, to make only 1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice combine: 
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • ½ tsp allspice
Ingredient Substitutions
  • Milk. Choose your favorite milk variety to use in this pumpkin smoothie. Whole or 2% milk, Almond milk, coconut milk, etc.
  • Vanilla Yogurt. I suggest a full-fat Icelandic or Greek vanilla yogurt, or try a dairy-free variety. If using unsweetened yogurt, you will likely need to increase the maple syrup.
  • Pumpkin Puree. Use a pure, unsweetened pumpkin puree either canned or fresh/homemade. Do not use pumpkin pie filling. You can also freeze pumpkin puree in ice cube trays to use in this smoothie recipe to ensure an even thicker, creamier, colder texture.
  • Maple Syrup. Honey can be used in place of maple syrup, but I love the way the maple flavor screams, “fall!”
  • Vanilla extract. You can use vanilla bean seeds or vanilla bean paste if you don’t have extract.
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice. Use store bought or make your own with this recipe: homemade pumpkin pie spice.
  • Frozen Banana. Using a frozen banana makes a thick and creamy smoothie, I don’t recommend changing this ingredient. 
  • Ice. Using ice helps thicken up this pumpkin smoothie, feel free to omit if you are using frozen pumpkin and frozen bananas. 
Adding Spinach
Add 1 cup of spinach (fresh or frozen) to this pumpkin smoothie recipe. It will not change the taste of the recipe at all, but it will change the color.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25recipe | Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 361mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 4897IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious. I used the Icelandic vanilla bean yogurt because that’s what I had on hand. So, so good! I like that you also list substitutions in your recipes.

  2. 5 stars
    This was excellent! I used cottage cheese instead of greek yogurt, and it was so creamy. Going to freeze more bananas now to make this as an after school snack.