Pumpkin season is starting, but I’m still craving cool drinks – so why not try a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie? My version is vegan, gluten-free and can easily be made paleo as well. But the most important thing: it tastes delicious! And it has actually pumpkin in it, not just the spice.
Who doesn’t love to sneak some veggies into smoothies that you can hardly detect? Please use real pumpkin puree or roast and puree the pumpkin yourself, not pumpkin pie filling. The pre-made filling is full of sugar and unnecessary nasties that you really don’t need for this delicious Pumpkin Pie Smoothie. You might wonder where I took the picture, as it’s obviously outside. Well, I actually went to a nearby park! People were definitely giving me stares, walking up the block with all the stuff and even more all the people who had gathered in the park for some kind of morning sport. Oh yeah. I guess they wanted some of that pumpkin pie smoothie too! 😉
Can you believe that last fall was the first time I ever had pumpkin pie? Yep. It’s just not a thing in Austria – we usually just eat it savory. Well, I’m a pumpkin convert. I loved pumpkin pie spice all along already, as it’s practically the same as ginger bread spice in Austria. This pumpkin pie smoothie is my tribute to this pie that converted me into a pumpkin loving person! Please read the notes of the recipe to find out how to make this smoothie paleo.
- 2 heaping tbsp pumpkin puree
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 cup coconut milk (light)
- 2 tbsp oats
- 1 tsp pumpkin spice
- maple syrup to taste (optional)
- Add all the ingredients except from the maple syrup into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Try to smoothie to check the sweetness and add maple syrup to taste (or leave it out completely if you already enjoy the flavor). Enjoy!
Add chia seeds for added thickness and health benefits!
If you add more oats, it will be more filling and also hold you over longer if you eat it for breakfast.
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