This Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is the absolute autumn treat loaded with frozen bananas, pumpkin puree, and spices that you can enjoy all year long. Now, you can take a break from the oven and have a little taste of pumpkin heaven without baking a pie. This rejuvenating pumpkin smoothie will only take 5 minutes — the perfect drink to jump-start your day, to bounce back after a workout, or when you need a healthy pick-me-up drink!
Enjoy it for breakfast, as an afternoon snack, or an evening dessert - take your pick! This smoothie is ideal for times when you want to revel and indulge in fantastic fall flavors. It is the perfect craving buster- earthy, sweet, warm, and oh-so-comforting! This autumn-inspired frozen goodie is abundant in antioxidants, minerals, protein, and fiber too! Each sip will put you in a cozy, feel-good mood reminiscent of all the warm memories linked with this wonderful season.
Texture: Imagine a silky soft serve that's thin enough to consume through a straw. The inclusion of frozen bananas also adds a layer of creaminess to the drink, resulting in a beautiful consistency that I'm sure everyone will want a second glass.
Flavor: This smoothie is sweet enough without any added sugar because pumpkin and bananas are naturally sweet. A whiff of fragrant cinnamon and pumpkin spice smells and tastes like fall and Thanksgiving all rolled into one amazing drink.
Ease: Making this recipe is a breeze. All we have to do is blend all of the ingredients until they are smooth.
Health Benefits: First, pumpkin is high in fiber and low in calories. It simply means that you will feel fuller for longer periods of time and that eating high-fiber foods will keep your heart in good shape. Also, pumpkins are rich in vitamin A, beta-carotene, antioxidants and they contain a lot of tryptophan. This is responsible for the production of serotonin, which helps to boost your mood and sleep quality. Those are quite a lot of nutritional benefits for something so, so good!
Though the blend of banana and pumpkin puree is quite delicious, the pumpkin spice livens it up and gives the drink quite a punch flavor-wise. It is usually a blend of cinnamon, ginger, allspice and cloves, and nutmeg. If you do not have this ready-mix flavoring, you can always rummage through your spice rack and add any of the following fall spices mentioned.
This recipe will give you a creamy and deliciously spiced smoothie making it taste exactly like pumpkin pie. Here are the ingredients:
First, you have to prepare the following:
One of the greatest ways to get all those nutrients and fiber into you is with this Pumpkin Pie Smoothie. This kind of smoothie, in my opinion, is the ideal breakfast or snack regardless of the weather. It's never too cold to indulge in a refreshing smoothie! To make this wonderful drink, simply toss everything - frozen bananas, pumpkin puree, plant-based milk, and pumpkin pie spice (optional) - in the blender and pulse until you create a smooth texture.
It's ideal to serve the smoothie right after it's been made. If you're in a rush the next day and need a quick breakfast, store it in an airtight jar or tumbler in the refrigerator. Before you devour it, give it a quick swirl to reblend the flavors up.
It may be beneficial to check store-bought foods for nutritional value. Make sure the pumpkin puree you buy is 100% pure and free of sugar or flavor enhancers for the most nutrient-dense items, if able.
Use a tall glass or mason jars for your smoothie treats. Children will love a dash of colorful sprinkles on top. If it's a breakfast party with friends, add a cherry on top, a slice of fruit, or a vegan whipped cream to finish it off.
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