This creamy dreamy pumpkin pie smoothie is like pumpkin pie in drinkable form. Pure pumpkin purée is combined with banana, warming spices and a touch of maple syrup to create a silky smooth texture and incredible taste. This pumpkin smoothie is sure to be a fall favourite!
This pumpkin pie smoothie recipe was originally posted in August of 2016, but has been updated with new pictures, text and small recipe tweaks.
Who’s excited for fall? I know I am!
All the pumpkin! All the maple syrup! Bring on the cinnamon infused drinks, maple syrup drizzled cakes and cookies for me!
Ok, ok, you can probably tell I love fall. Favourite season hands down.
I recently made delicious pumpkin muffins and opened up one of those huge cans of pumpkin purée. I had some leftover and wanted to make good use of it.
Being a huge fan of smoothies, I thought how could I use this purée in smoothie form. Then, I started thinking about the flavours that go with pumpkin. Classic combos of cinnamon and nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice came to mind. Boom! Pumpkin pie smoothie! Winner winner smoothie dinner…or, er, somethin’ like that.
This pumpkin pie smoothie tastes like a treat, a drinkable dessert or dessert smoothie, and we regularly enjoy during the fall season.
By the way, these pumpkin pie bites go great with this pumpkin smoothie 😉
Why We Love This Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
- It’s a great way to use leftover pumpkin purée (yay for reducing food waste)
- Gluten free
- Dairy free
- Refined sugar free
- Comes together in minutes
- Of course, it tastes delicious!
How to Make It
You literally place everything in a blender, cover and blend. Done! Can’t get much easier than that, can it?
What is Pumpkin Purée?
Pumpkin Purée is exactly what it sounds like – pureed pumpkin. Nothing else.
The funny thing is that pumpkin purée in and of itself doesn’t have a lot of strong flavours.
What pumpkin purée does have, however, is a lovely silky, creamy texture. When you mix warming spices with it, now you’re onto something.
Don’t confuse pumpkin purée with pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin pie filling has other additives, like spices and sweeteners. Use pure pumpkin purée in this smoothie recipe.
Only two tablespoons of maple syrup was used for the two generous smoothies and the sweetness level was just right for hubby and I. Feel free to add more (or less).
Speaking of sweetener, if you don’t need this pumpkin pie smoothie to be vegan, try honey.
Oat milk was used here, but almond, soy or dairy (if you don’t need this to be a vegan pumpkin smoothie) are great alternatives.
Ensure you use a frozen banana. It helps create a silky smooth texture.
More Smoothie Recipes you May Enjoy
- Blackberry Coconut Smoothie – Blackberries and coconut make for such a delicious smoothie…and such a pretty hue.
- Cranberry Kefir Smoothie – A unique smoothie, that’s thick and flavourful.
- Creamy Orange and Vanilla Smoothie – Like a favourite childhood treat in smoothie form.
- Peanut Butter, Banana and Cocoa Coffee Smoothie – An incredible combination that’s always a favourite.
Hope you love this pumpkin smoothie as much as we do!
If you make this pumpkin pie smoothie recipe, please leave a comment below. Love to hear how you enjoyed it! Many thanks!
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (naturally sweetened)
- 1 cup pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1 frozen banana , cut into chunks
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or to taste, depending on how sweet you like things)
- ¾ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (plus pinch for garnish, optional)
- 1.5 cup oat milk (gluten free oat milk for gluten free or almond milk)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- chocolate shavings (garnish, optional. Opt for vegan chocolate to keep things vegan, if desired.)
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until combined. Pour into glasses and garnish with chocolate shavings and more pumpkin pie spice, if desired. Enjoy!
- Only two tablespoons of maple syrup was used for the two generous smoothies and the sweetness level was just right for hubby and I. Feel free to add more (or less).
- Speaking of sweetener, if you don’t need this to be vegan, try honey.
- Oat milk was used here, but almond, soy or dairy (if you don’t need this to be a vegan pumpkin smoothie) are great alternatives.
- Ensure you use a frozen banana. It helps create a silky smooth texture.