Healthy Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

This delicious vegan healthy pumpkin pie protein smoothie or smoothie bowl is so easy to make and comes together in just 5-minutes for a quick and delicious balanced meal! 

Creamy Dairy Free Healthy Vegan Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie Bowl

Pumpkin Pie…In A Glass or Bowl! 

 

I know I’m not the only soul who thinks that all things pumpkin are delicious. Every year when pumpkin season rolls around I start adding pumpkin puree to my oatmeal, making pumpkin treats, and adding it to smoothies and smoothie bowls  just like this. Pumpkin is a great source of fibre, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, and it’s LOADED with vitamin A. In fact, just 100g of pumpkin provides 170% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin A. 

When it comes to making a smoothie or recipe that’s not true pumpkin pie but has the pumpkin pie flavour, the key is the pumpkin-pie spice mix with it’s delicious combination of aromatic cinnamon, nutmeg, spicy ginger, cloves, and intense all-spice to really bring out that gorgeous pumpkin flavour.

Creamy Dairy Free Healthy Vegan Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

For this healthy pumpkin pie protein smoothie I decided to make it two ways, as an actual smoothie in a glass, and as a bowl with a few delicious toppings. Sometimes I’m in the mood for a regular smoothie and other days I want to get creative and go with the bowl version. Whichever you prefer, the base of this smoothie provides a perfect opportunity to get creative!

Ingredients in the Healthy Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie Base: 

 

To make a creamy, dreamy smoothie that mimics pumpkin pie I combined a few naturally sweet ingredients that you might not expect, it might sound odd given the fact that it’s a pumpkin pie smoothie, but trust me, it works!

  • Frozen Banana
  • Frozen Pineapple
  • Frozen Peaches
  • Pure Pumpkin Puree
  • Vanilla Protein Powder (I used Orgain!)
  • Cinnamon
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk 

The flavour of the vanilla blends really well with the frozen fruits and the pumpkin to create such a delicious consistency for slurping or enjoying with a spoon. The spices and liquid add in even more flavour and contribute to a wonderful thick consistency. This healthy pumpkin pie protein smoothie is so rich, filling, and velvety…similar to the real thing! 

For the glass version I just topped the smoothie with a big scoop of dairy-free coconut whipped cream and a pinch of cinnamon to mimic a nice big slice of pumpkin pie. I used So Delicious Coconut Whip, a great option if you don’t want to make your own homemade dairy-free whipped cream. 

Creamy Dairy Free Healthy Vegan Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

The Healthy Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie Bowl Toppings:

 

To make the delicious smoothie bowl version of this recipe, I used the same smoothie base then poured it into a big bowl and topped it with the following:

  • Gluten Free Granola
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Sliced Strawberries
  • Coconut Whipped Cream
  • Cinnamon
  • Maple Syrup (just a drizzle!) 

When it comes to smoothie bowl toppings you can really go with whatever your heart desires but I found these particular toppings to be very complimentary to the taste and texture of the pumpkin pie smoothie base. 

If you have any extra pumpkin purée hanging around the house I highly recommend using up the leftovers for this delicious smoothie recipe, and if you don’t have any be sure to pick some up the next time you are at the grocery store. This healthy pumpkin smoothie is a great way to get in your daily dose of vitamin A as well as a nice amount of fibre, B vitamins and magnesium.

Have you ever made a pumpkin pie smoothie? What ingredients do you use? I’d love to read about it in the comments. Be sure to pin the image below the recipe to save this post for later and of course, share the love! 

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie Bowl

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie Bowl

Yield: Makes 1 Serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This delicious healthy pumpkin pie smoothie can be enjoyed in the glass or as a smoothie bowl. It's vegan, gluten free, and comes together in less than 5-minutes!

Ingredients

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Base

  • 1 scoop (1/4 cup) natural vegan vanilla protein powder (I used Orgain brand)
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup frozen peaches
  • 1/4 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2-3 ice cubes

Optional Toppings:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut whipped cream
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free granola of choice
  • 2 strawberries, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • drizzle of pure maple syrup

Instructions

    1. If making a regular smoothie, place all of the smoothie ingredients into a high speed blender and blend for 1-2 minutes until smooth and pour into a glass and enjoy!
    2. If making the smoothie bowl version, place all of the smoothie base ingredients into a high speed blender and blend for 1-2 minutes until smooth then pour into a bowl.
    3. Add the smoothie bowl toppings and enjoy!

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Enjoy this delicious gluten free vegan pumpkin pie smoothie either in the glass or as a smoothie bowl. It’s so easy, made creamy with almond milk, banana, and pumpkin, and is packed with protein. The perfect snack or breakfast recipe!

 

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Enjoy this delicious gluten free vegan pumpkin pie smoothie either in the glass or as a smoothie bowl. It’s so easy, made creamy with almond milk, banana, and pumpkin, and is packed with protein. The perfect snack or breakfast recipe!

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

Christal // NITK 

Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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