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Readers have called this “drinkable pumpkin pie!” This pumpkin smoothie comes together quickly and combines some favorite fall flavors like pumpkin, maple, cinnamon, and other pumpkin pie spices.

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Tell Me About this Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

  • Texture: This is an undoubtedly creamy smoothie with an extra thick and satisfying consistency thanks to the Greek yogurt.
  • Flavor:  This pumpkin smoothie tastes like you wrapped fall and Thanksgiving up in the palm of your hands and dropped it all into a blender. Drinkable pumpkin pie, if you will. You have pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and pure maple syrup plus a hint of vanilla if you use vanilla yogurt.
  • Ease: Smoothies are notoriously simple because it’s usually just a matter of placing ingredients into a blender and blending until smooth. 

Best Blender to Use

To process the ingredients into a smooth consistency, you need something high-powered. This blender is a favorite option for smoothies. And if you have a Ninja Chopper, which also works as a blender, that works too.

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Choosing the Right Ingredients

For this pumpkin smoothie, you will combine a few favorites from fall’s bounty of flavors. But before those go into the blender, make sure you have a frozen banana on hand because it will be the base of the smoothie recipe. 

  1. Banana. There isn’t much frozen banana, just the tiniest bit to give the pumpkin smoothie its unparalleled creamy base. Underneath all the pumpkin, maple, spice, and cinnamon – you absolutely cannot taste the banana flavor.
  2. Pumpkin. Use homemade or canned pumpkin puree in this smoothie– not canned pumpkin pie filling. If you have extra to use up, here’s what you can make with leftover pumpkin puree.
  3. Real maple syrup. For best taste, use pure maple syrup, not breakfast syrup.
  4. Yogurt. We usually use vanilla Greek yogurt in this recipe. Feel free to use regular (non-Greek) vanilla or plain Greek yogurt instead.
  5. Spices. Instead of prepared pumpkin pie spice, try adding nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and/or more cinnamon to taste.
  6. Milk. We usually use skim milk. Coconut milk, almond milk, or other non dairy milks or cow’s milk are fine replacements.
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To turn this pumpkin smoothie into a satisfying pumpkin-packed breakfast, top it with pumpkin spice granola. Perfect for those early fall mornings!

And if you’re looking for a bit of summer sunshine, try my orange creamsicle smoothie next.


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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 small smoothies or 1 large smoothie 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Readers have called this “drinkable pumpkin pie!” This pumpkin smoothie comes together quickly and combines some favorite fall flavors like pumpkin, maple, cinnamon, and other pumpkin pie spices.


Ingredients

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  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup (120g) vanilla Greek yogurt*
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice*
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) skim milk*
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) pure maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup (150g) pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Make sure you have a strong, powerful blender.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to the blender in the order listed. Blend on high for at least 3 minutes or until smooth. Stop and scrape down the sides of the blender as needed.
  3. Add more milk to thin out if it’s too thick or add a couple more ice cubes for a thicker texture if desired. Taste, then add more spices if desired.

Notes

  1. Yogurt: We usually use vanilla Greek yogurt in this recipe. Feel free to use regular (non-Greek) vanilla or plain Greek yogurt instead.
  2. Spices: Instead of prepared pumpkin pie spice, try adding a pinch of ground nutmeg, ground cloves, ground ginger, and/or more cinnamon to taste.
  3. Milk: We usually use skim milk. Coconut milk, almond milk, or other non dairy milks or cow’s milk are fine replacements.

Keywords: pumpkin pie smoothie

Reader Questions and Reviews

  1. I’ve really been craving a pumpkin spice shake and I had high hopes for this recipe. However, there was just too much banana and tangy-yogurt flavor that drowned out the pumpkin flavor. The consistency was perfect, though and very filling. My 10-year-old son and 16-year-old daughter loved it.

  2. Loved this!! I used almond milk and apple sauce to make an apple pie shake. I can’t wait to try it with pumpkin purée!

  3. Awesome recipe for one. Great consistency – definitely a smoothie! Next time I make it, I will increase the pumpkin pie spices. I will not use a banana, it was way creamy enough and didn’t need the banana taste. Enjoy it quickly. It’s not a sipper! It separates quickly.

  4. I’ve been making this for some time now. I love this. I use almond milk and I leave out the banana. It can even have a little less maple syrup.
    Thanks for the yummy recipe

  5. I thought I created this 20 years ago! Almost exact recipe but mine includes a slash of vanilla extract. It’s only 2 teaspoons of maple syrup. Much less sugar than a Starbucks super chocolate latte. Great recipe!

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