Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie.

Simply put, this protein packed smoothie is like drinkable pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie - simply put, this protein packed smoothie is like drinkable pumpkin pie!

I recently swapped my standard glowing skin secret weapon for a creamy pumpkin spice protein smoothie. Velvety smooth cinnamon spiced goodness to make your muscles strong. And, if you’re anything like me, you can enjoy it in a wine glass to feel extra fancy.


(At home in your sweatpants browsing Pinterest for more pumpkin recipes and later, searching for workouts to counteract all that pumpkin baking. This is autumn life.)

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie - simply put, this protein packed smoothie is like drinkable pumpkin pie!

This smoothie tastes like you wrapped fall and Thanksgiving up in the palm of your hands and dropped it all into a blender. Or, better yet, as if you blended up a fat slice of grandma’s pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin pie with 12g protein per serving and without all the calories, refined sugar, and fat. But, uhhh, there’s always room for that on the Thanksgiving table – stay tuned.

I combine a few favorites from this beautiful fall bounty of flavors to make this pumpkin pie smoothie. But before those go into the blender, make sure you have a frozen banana on hand. This will be the base of the smoothie recipe. There isn’t much frozen banana (not nearly as much as my other smoothie recipes for this 2 serving recipe), just the tiniest bit to give the pumpkin smoothie its unparalleled creamy base. Underneath all the pumpkin, maple, spice, and cinnamon flavors – you absolutely cannot taste the banana.

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie - simply put, this protein packed smoothie is like drinkable pumpkin pie!

After the frozen banana chunks, throw in some vanilla Greek yogurt. Creamy, sweet, delicious protein. Feel free to use regular (non Greek) vanilla yogurt instead – keeping in mind the protein count will be lower. I prefer Greek yogurt not only for its protein count, but for its incredibly thick texture.

In addition to the Greek yogurt, the skim milk adds a little protein. If you use nondairy milk, be sure to adjust the protein count accordingly. If you’re even concerned with protein at this point. It’s drinkable pumpkin pie, who cares about the protein at this point.

The ice? Well that makes the smoothie thicker. And you can add a couple more ice cubes than I did to make the smoothie even thicker if you wish. Who likes to eat their thick smoothies with a spoon? I’m raising my hand at my own typed question.

Flavoring this orange beauty is pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and pure maple syrup. A powerhouse line-up if you ask me. For best taste, use pure maple syrup, not “breakfast syrup” or ick… sugar free “maple syrup.”

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie - simply put, this protein packed smoothie is like drinkable pumpkin pie!

To turn this pumpkin pie protein smoothie into a satisfying pumpkin-packed breakfast, round it out with some crunchy pumpkin spice granola. You can even layer the granola into the smoothie like I did with my favorite summer smoothie recipe.


Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

Yield: 2 smoothies or 1 monster size smoothie

Total Time: 5 minutes

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Simply put, this protein packed smoothie is like drinkable pumpkin pie!


  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup (120g) vanilla Greek yogurt1
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice2
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) skim milk3
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) pure maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup (150g) pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
  • 1 cup ice


  1. Make sure you have a strong, powerful blender. I like this Ninja or this Vitamix.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to the blender in the order listed. Blend on high for at least 3 minutes or until smooth - this may take longer if your blender isn't very strong. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed.
  3. Add more milk to thin out if it is too thick. Add a couple more ice cubes for a thicker texture, if desired. Add more spices to taste, if desired.

Additional Notes:

  1. Feel free to use regular (non Greek) vanilla or plain yogurt instead - keeping in mind the protein count will be lower. I prefer vanilla Greek yogurt not only for its protein count, but for its incredibly thick texture and vanilla taste.
  2. Instead of pumpkin pie spice, try adding nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and/or more cinnamon to taste.
  3. Any milk is just fine here. However, be sure to adjust the protein count accordingly if protein count is a concern.

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Try two other healthy pumpkin recipes I love.

Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies

Pumpkin Granola Bars in my cookbook

Pumpkin Granola Bars

See more pumpkin recipes.

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Simply put, this protein packed pumpkin smoothie is like drinkable pumpkin pie!

67 Responses to “Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie.”

  1. #
    Shannynposted November 12, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    YUM YUM YUM!!!!
    I just made this as an after dinner treat. YUM!


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    Charlotteposted January 23, 2015 at 11:30 am

    I just made this. It would have been better with the maple syrup but I didn’t have any. Even without my husband and I quickly made more for breakfast! 😀 Definitely going into the cookbook. 😀


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    Faithposted August 30, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    I just made this and it is delicious!  I also love the glowing skin smoothie and detox smoothie!


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    Jennifer Juengerposted September 13, 2015 at 12:03 am

    Is there something I could use instead of the banana? I’m deathly allergic to them, but I’d love to try this recipe!


    • phquarynreplied on October 27th, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      I sub frozen mango or frozen peaches when I’m out of banana. Tastes great!


  5. #
    Divorced Katposted September 13, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Has anyone made this in advance? Like would the texture and taste still be good 24 hours later?


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    Emilyposted September 16, 2015 at 12:00 am

    SO happy I found this recipe! I’m not a fan of protein powder and I’ve been looking for something for after the gym/something to fuel my fall cravings- and this does both! This smoothie is fall in a cup and I’m obsessed. When I drink it I can pretend the season is already here (even though it was 80 degrees today, get it together September!) so thank you for this great recipe, one is prepared and in my fridge ready for breakfast tomorrow! 


    • Sallyreplied on September 16th, 2015 at 9:30 am

      I’m craving cooler weather too! Enjoy, Emily. Thanks for reporting back.


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    Ryanposted September 16, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    I have made numerous items on this website all with great results but this has to be the first item that has be a bit off.

    I doubled all the ingredients to make enough for my family but the whole thing tasted like bananas (not that this stopped anyone from drinking the whole thing down). I even went overboard on the pumpkin (450g instead of 300g for a double batch) and pumpkin spice after tasting the first time to cover up the banana but it didn’t work. 

    Perhaps my mistake was not using a frozen banana (I ran out making smoothies yesterday!) so I just used unfrozen banana and extra ice. Your pictures definitely look more orange than mine. Can anyone confirm that the banana MUST be frozen for this to taste right? Bananas are hard to keep in stock in my house!


    • Sallyreplied on September 17th, 2015 at 8:09 am

      Must be frozen– when the banana is frozen and blended up, it takes on more of a vanilla flavor.


  8. #
    Sarah Graceposted October 20, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    OH MY. Need pumpkin pie in drinkable form NOW 🙂 But seriously, you must get the freshest pumpkin somehow because it’s just so orange and looks delicious!



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    Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nutposted October 29, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    I love that you added maple syrup for sweetness! I just did a pumpkin pie smoothie on my blog and didn’t add any sweetener aside from a banana (and vanilla extract and the protein powder has a little sweetness), but that’s good to keep in mind for the future! 🙂


  10. #
    Michelle @ Modern Acupunctureposted January 12, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Love this! Looking forward to trying this for a break from my usual smoothie. Thank you!


  11. #
    Taundiposted January 14, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! If your a pumpkin fan of any sort, this is the perfect smoothie. The best part is it kept me full till lunch time! I did make some changes, I added a half a scoop of vanilla protein powder, 1/4 cup of oats, and instead of maple syrup I used agave nectar.


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    Leahposted June 10, 2016 at 1:25 am

    I’ve just made this and it’s so delicious! I used a ripe banana (not frozen), and steamed some fresh pumpkin and left out the ice, and it’s a winner! I found your recipe after asking my 4 year old which vegetables she likes, and she said pumpkin, and I asked her how she liked to eat it, and she said smoothie, and Google showed me your recipe! Thanks for sharing 🙂


  13. #
    Staceyposted June 26, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Wow!!! I made this pumpkin pie smoothie this morning and it was the most delicious smoothie I have ever had and I’m quite picky! So glad I found it! Completely taste like pumpkin pie without the guilt!! I will be making this smoothie often 🙂


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    Margaret coffeeposted September 11, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Wow the cake was great. my kids and my husband my grandkids love it at first I was afraid I thought I couldn’t do it but I followed the recipe to the a to the T to every step and it came out great it was beautiful the only regret I have is that I didn’t take a picture thank you very much for your recipe


  15. #
    Robin Davisposted September 24, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Instead of using ice for this recipe, I partially freeze my ingredients, then as little ice as possible, or use some frozen plain or vanilla almond milk. This will help make it creamy. I find that ice will only dilute the smoothie to a watered down recipe which is not as appetizing compared to solid, no water added, ingredients.


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