Start your fall morning off with a creamy, rich, and perfectly spiced Pumpkin Pie Smoothie! A handful of simple ingredients are blended together in less than 5 minutes to create your newest favorite autumnal breakfast drink.
A pumpkin pie smoothie might be the BEST way to start the day! You can sneak so many nutritious and protein packed ingredients into every flavorful sip.
Pumpkin season is HERE! While we’re all filling up on pies, coffees, and every other pumpkin goodie, why not channel all of those spiced pumpkin flavors into a breakfast smoothie?
Pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pecans, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice are just some of the cozy ingredients that are blended together to make this smoothie taste like fall in a cup.
It’s a flavorful, filling, quick and easy breakfast smoothie that you’ll love waking up with on a fall morning!
Tips and Variations
- Do not use pumpkin pie filling! Pumpkin pie filling is sweetened, so it’ll make your smoothie turn out super sweet. Make sure you’re only using pumpkin puree for this smoothie recipe.
- When choosing what maple syrup to buy for this recipe, we recommend finding a pure maple syrup. The thicker pancake syrup doesn’t bring as much real maple flavor to the smoothie as pure maple syrup does.
- Any milk works well here! You can use whole milk, skim milk, or even a plant based alternative like oat, soy, or almond milk. You can also swap the Greek yogurt for a plant based version to make this smoothie vegan.
- We recommend doing a taste test before adding any extra sprinkles of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. You don't want to add extra spices if they aren't needed.
Storage: If you'd like to store any leftover smoothie, we recommend freezing it in ice cube trays. From there it can be blended for another smoothie or made into a smoothie bowl.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make this pumpkin smoothie vegan?
Absolutely. You can substitute the Greek yogurt for a plant-based version and use a plant-based milk instead of dairy milk.
Can I add protein powder to this pumpkin pie smoothie?
Yes, adding a scoop of protein powder is a great idea. Just be aware that it might slightly alter the flavor.
It may be necessary to add a little more milk depending on the type of protein powder you choose. Some varieties of protein powder need extra liquid to mix well. Adjust accordingly.
What can you use in place of maple syrup?
If you don't have maple syrup on hand, there are several options available that you can use in your pumpkin smoothie.
Honey is a substitute for maple syrup in equal proportions. Agave nectar is another option, and it's even sweeter than honey or maple syrup, so you may want to use less.
If you're looking for a sugar-free option, stevia or a sugar-free syrup could also work, but remember to adjust the quantity to your taste.
If you don't mind sugar, brown sugar is a great option and it fits with the fall themed smoothie very well.
Recipe Card with Ingredient Amounts and Instructions
- ½ cup canned pumpkin purée
- ½ cup milk, any variety
- 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup bananas, frozen, sliced (1 heaping cup)
- 2 tablespoons pecans, heaping tablespoons
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- Add all the wet ingredients to your blender.½ cup canned pumpkin purée½ cup milk2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt2 tablespoons pure maple syrup1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Then, add the bananas, pecans, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.1 cup bananas2 tablespoons pecans¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon⅛ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- Blend until smooth or until a few pecan pieces remain.
- Serve immediately with a bit of whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon and chopped pecans for garnish if desired.
- See post for tips, FAQs, and storage options.