You’ll love the fall flavors of this pumpkin smoothie recipe. Creamy, nutritious, and easy to make. The perfect autumn sip in a glass!
I’ve always been a smoothie lover. Not only are they easy to make, but over the course of my life I have always found them to be a great meal replacement when the situation required it.
When I went back to school to get my MBA, I relied on smoothies a lot for dinner. I worked full time and went to school three nights a week for almost three years, and there was a lot of Smoothie King involved in getting my degree.
Fast forward to current day and I still love smoothies. I also still use them as meal replacements when I’m feeling lazy. The difference is that now, smoothie prices (and all prices!) have increased.
Doesn’t mean I never buy smoothies anymore, because I do – but I also have some smoothie recipes in my arsenal that I make regularly.
A pumpkin smoothie recipe! It’s easy to make, and it’s super delicious.
Tips for the Perfect Smoothie
If you want your smoothie recipe to turn out well, here are some tips I recommend. If you don’t want the tips, continue to scroll to get the recipe.
Use a decent blender. I have a Blendtec. It was more expensive, but I love smoothies and it sure beats futzing with a blender constantly, which is what I was doing before.
Load the blender with liquids first. Then soft fruits or veggies, then frozen stuff or ice on top.
Use frozen berries and vegetables. You don’t have to buy them frozen, but I like having a really cold smoothie. It helps to freeze them in individual bags if you are a smoothie junkie! And honestly it keeps the veggies from overwhelming the taste of the smoothie for me.
Use baby greens. If you use fresh stuff, use baby greens to avoid bitter tasting veggies and a bitter tasting smoothie.
Add texture. To give your smoothie some texture and additional nutrients, consider adding ingredients like oats, chia seeds, flaxseed, or nuts.
Sweeten if necessary. Use agave, dates, grapes, honey, maple syrup, Stevia, or Truvia. If you aren’t happy with the sweetness, you should have something on hand you can use to improve it.
Making the perfect smoothie requires some practice as far as I’m concerned. Finding the consistency and mixture of ingredients that works for you takes time. This pumpkin smoothie will be perfect for practicing because it’s absolutely delicious!
Here’s what you’re going to need.
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/3 cup of pumpkin puree (If you want more additional pumpkin flavor, you can use 1/2 cup)
- 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 2 Tablespoons of maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon of pumpkin spice
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup of ice or more to taste
The whipped cream and cinnamon on top are additional! So if you add any, don’t forget to recalculate the nutritional information.
I would consume this smoothie the same day you make it, unless you want to freeze it. Then I would freeze it for up to a month in an airtight storage container.
Get the printable recipe card for this smoothie below:
- 1 banana (frozen)
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (plain)
- 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup of ice or more to taste
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If you would like it thicker, you can add in more ice.
- Pour into a glass and top with whipped cream and extra cinnamon if desired.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 117mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 6gSugar: 45gProtein: 14g
Did you enjoy this autumn smoothie? Then I’d love for you to check out these other smoothie recipes!