I know that we’re kicking off fall and the weather is starting to get chilly, but I’m a firm believer that smoothies should be enjoyed year-round. They’re an excellent way to add nutritious fruits, veggies and protein into your diet.
Plus, when you can make a smoothie taste exactly like pumpkin pie, is there really anything more you can ask for?
I first posted this pumpkin smoothie recipe on Instagram a few years back and you all went Tom Cruise crazy (TCC as I like to call it) for it. I immediately knew the recipe had to make a permanent appearance on the blog, and now is the perfect time to re-share it.
One of the reasons I love this recipe so much is because it’s the perfect way to use up leftover pumpkin puree after you’ve baked these healthy pumpkin cookies or this chocolate pumpkin bread that tastes like cake. Hehe.
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Healthy pumpkin smoothie ingredients
This pumpkin smoothie is creamy, has the perfect consistency, is wonderfully spiced so it actually tastes like you’re enjoying a slice of pumpkin pie. Plus, it’s healthy! Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
- Pumpkin puree: if you’d like you can make your own using this tutorial or you can grab a can of pumpkin puree from the store.
- Plain or vanilla greek yogurt: I prefer whole milk for a boost of healthy fat, but feel free to use a dairy free yogurt if you’d like.
- Frozen banana: this helps to sweeten the smoothie and create a creamy consistency
- Almond milk: feel free to use regular milk or coconut milk if you prefer.
- Nut butter: I prefer almond butter or pecan butter for a hint of nutty sweetness + healthy fats to keep you satisfied.
- Vanilla extract: the one and only flavor booster.
- Pumpkin pie spices: we’re using cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice (or you can sub pumpkin pie spice!)
Adding more nutrition to this pumpkin smoothie
Not only is this pumpkin smoothie super creamy, but there’s over 17g protein and 8g fiber per serving, making it a fabulous post-workout smoothie or afternoon snack to keep you fueled up. There are also several easy ways to boost the nutrition of this smoothie by adding any of the following ingredients:
- Flaxseed meal: this is one of my favorite ingredients to add to smoothies for a little boost of fiber and minerals, and is especially great for nursing mamas as flaxseed can help increase milk supply. Usually a tablespoon is plenty! Here’s a brand I love.
- Chia seeds: feel free to add in a tablespoon of chia seeds to your smoothie for a boost of healthy fats and fiber.
- Hemp seeds: if you’ve been wondering what to do with those hemp seeds lurking in your cupboard, feel free to throw in a tablespoon into your smoothie for a boost of healthy fats, omegas and minerals.
- Extra protein: add additional protein by using 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder. I recommend Vital Protein collagen peptides or Bob’s Red Mill Plant Based Vanilla Protein Powder.
Tips for making this healthy pumpkin smoothie recipe
Here are a few of my favorite tips for making this pumpkin pie smoothie creamy and delicious:
- Using a frozen banana as it helps keep the smoothie cold and thick. Sometimes ice doesn’t blend as well, so it’s best to skip unless absolutely necessary.
- Make sure to use a ripe, frozen banana for peak natural sweetness.
- Don’t be afraid to add more liquid if your smoothie is too thick or won’t fully blend. High powered blenders tend to blend frozen ingredients much better, so if you have a regular or personal size blender, you may need to add more milk.
- Start the blender on low speed, then gradually increase the speed to high to help blend all ingredients. End with the blender on low speed.
Meal prep this healthy pumpkin pie smoothie
Yes, you can make this easy pumpkin smoothie ahead of time to enjoy later! I have three amazing methods for prepping and storing smoothies right in your freezer. You’ll learn the ice cube tray method, the mason jar method and the freezer pack method. Get all of my tips and tricks here!
More pumpkin recipes to try
- Baked Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cups
- Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes
- Healthy Pumpkin Bread with Maple Glaze
- Vegetarian Spinach Pumpkin Lasagna
- Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte
Get all of my pumpkin recipes here!
I hope you love this healthy pumpkin pie smoothie recipe! It makes the perfect breakfast or quick afternoon pick-me-up. If you make it be sure to leave a comment & a rating so I know how you liked it. Enjoy! xo.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Creamy, protein-packed pumpkin pie smoothie blended with pumpkin puree, banana, yogurt, nut butter and cozy spices for a delicious breakfast or snack! This healthy pumpkin smoothie recipe will be your new favorite to make for fall.
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ cup plain or vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tablespoon almond or pecan butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch each of nutmeg, ginger & allspice
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Serves 1.
Feel free to use pumpkin pie spice in place of the cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.
To make dairy free: use your favorite dairy free yogurt.
See the full post for tips, tricks and more.
Recipe by: Monique Volz // Ambitious Kitchen | Photography by: Eat Love Eats
This post was originally published on October 13th, 2019, and republished on September 26th, 2022.
Thanks a lot of the recipe. Looks yummy! I would definitely try this smoothie soon.
Absolutely. Hope you love this one!
This looks delicious! Sure, it’s not fall yet, but I am craving pumpkin. When you gotta have it, you gotta have it. I prefer less banana though, if I used only 1/2 banana, could I add more pumpkin to still make a full volume smoothie? Maybe another 1/4 cup of pumpkin?
That should be fine, just note that the smoothie might not be as thick or sweet because the banana is frozen and adds sweetness!
Made this post-workout this morning with a scoop of protein powder thrown in and it was fantastic!! I love eating dessert for breakfast but still feeling energized and full afterwards 🙂
Perfect!! Love that.
I used peanut butter added a bit of maple syrup. Delicious and a great way to use up extra pumpkin.
Such a great smoothie!! I’m allergic to banana, so I added about 1 cup of ice and 1 tbsp of maple syrup to make up for the sweetness and frozen aspect of the banana. So delicious!
Glad those swaps worked out! One of my fav smoothies 🙂
My 2 year old and I both enjoy this smoothie. I add 1 tbsp of hemp, flax, and chia seeds to the recipe.
Thanks for another superb idea!
Amazing! So happy to hear that.
I was craving a pumpkin pie blizzard from dairy queen, but this smoothie satisfied that craving and filled me up. I actually forgot that i needed yogurt so i just used a bit of extra almond milk and it was delicious! Used peanut butter because its what i had on hand 😋
Awesome!! So happy the extra almond milk + PB worked well in here and that you loved it, Kaitlyn 🙂
While I make many of your recipies and love them, I’ve never commented previously. But I have to comment since I’ve seriously made this like 12 times in the past month and can’t get enough! The only sub I made is to exclude the vanilla extract (I just spent $30 on a bottle at Costco – whew!) since I’ve made it both with and without and cannot tell the difference. I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk though, so perhaps I get enough vanilla flavor from that. Thanks!
amazing! super easy to make for busy mornings 🙂
Absolutely! One of my go-to smoothies.
HELP! I was wanting a recipe to use up bits of leftover pumpkin after making some of your other yummy pumpkin breakfast recipes. But, instead I’ll just be buying MORE pumpkin so my kids and I can indulge again and again! Thanks for adding a veggie to my kids”breakfast they truly love!
A good problem to have! 😉 so happy you and the kiddos love this one!
We also discovered that your fluffy pumpkin waffles dipped in this pumpkin smoothie with a dollop of fat free cool whip is incredible!
YUM all of the pumpkin!!
This smoothie screams fall and pumpkin pie! It’s basically a smooth and creamy smoothie that taste like pumpkin and not banana and pb. I added vanilla protein powder as well!
Absolutely! So glad you loved it!
This smoothie was absolutely delicious. I used coconut milk ice cubes in place of the banana. I added a scoop of ground flaxseed and a scoop of vanilla collagen protein. I love pumpkin! I will be making this again 100%.
This one’s great for customizing! Love the idea of coconut milk ice cubes – yum!
This was my answer to a craving for Starbucks pumpkin cold brew. I had read about artificial stuff in there, which confirmed what I pretty much knew already and I wanted to take charge and go all natural. Perfectly satisfying and I don’t think I could do better myself. I’ve had it 5 times in the last two weeks. Food grade cocoa butter gives it a white chocolate touch too. Thank you! I plan to try a few of your pumpkin baked goods too so I can give up their scones.
I followed the recipe exactly and it was like eating a slice of pumpkin pie! Smooth and creamy.
this is soooo creamy good! the perfect fall treat! never too cold for smoothies 😉
Agreed! So delicious 🙂
I have made this smoothie several times within the past week! It is delicious, flavorful, thick, and creamy! I will be using all of the pumpkin puree (which wasn’t easy to find a couple weeks ago by the way!). I followed the recipe and used pumpkin pie spice for the last ingredient.
Amazing! So happy you love it 🙂
Nice and thick and creamy smoothie, delicious post-workout breakfast.
Absolutely! Glad you liked it!
I’ve made this a number of time this fall. I add a little maple syrup (like below) to sweeten it and whipped cream 😋.
Perfect! Love that 🙂
This is so delicious! I enjoy smoothies but they generally wreak havoc with my blood sugar. I am hypoglycemic and can easily end up getting the shakes and feeling really sick. I also don’t want to eat every few hours (it’s not only inconvenient but it’s not good for your digestive system to be constantly in operation) so I avoid bananas even though I like the them. Sometimes I can have 1/4 or 1/3 of one in a smoothie but in this case I decided to substitute 4 coconut milk ice cubes and 1 teaspoon of maple syrup for the banana. I’m hoping the fat and protein from the coconut milk, almond milk and full fat Greek yogurt will be enough. I’ll know in about 3 hours from now. If I feel okay, I will be making this often and I can also skip the maple syrup will and add a scoop of Vital proteins collagen peptides (I forgot today).
I’m glad you found this one! It’s great for customizing 🙂
Yes and I felt great after 3 hours. I’ve made it a few times since then and I’ve learned if you have a personal sized blender like a Ninja, it’s best to stir spices into pumpkin puree before blending so you don’t get a grainy texture. I also now add extra almond milk and 3 coconut ice cubes. New discovery at Whole Foods: Malk brand almond milk. If you use vanilla unsweetened you can skip the vanilla extract. I found pecan this week so I can’t wait to try it in this smoothie!
Perfect! That sounds delicious 🙂
This smoothie was great! I’m always a little hesitant when I see pumpkin in a smoothie, but it tasted like a dessert. I left out the vanilla extract and yogurt and it still turned out amazing.
Absolutely! Glad you loved it!
Omg wow. This is an amazing smoothie. I used Noosa Vanilla Bean for the yogurt and it is perfection. Had some leftover pumpkin puree after making a pumpkin blondie. No changes needed. So glad your recipe came up after googling “pumpkin smoothie.” 🙂
Amazing! So happy to hear that 🙂
My 3 year old and 11 month old love this smoothie as much as I do! Sometimes I don’t have yogurt, so I sub in half an avocado and some maple syrup until I can’t taste the avocado! Love this quick smoothie so much!
Amazing! Love that 🙂
I crave this smoothie once a week! It is so darn tasty and filling. My 14 month son also loves it! Thank you for yet another delicious recipe to add to my collection!
Love that! Perfect breakfast 🙂
This smoothie is so good! I love having it in the morning. Yum!
I’m so glad!
Oh my lanta, the consistency is magical. My 4 YO loves it too. I used Siggi’s vanilla & cinnamon and it was perfect.
Amazing! So glad you both love it 🙂
Very nice! Great consistency and warm flavors. Really enjoyed!
So happy you liked it!
Made this with squash instead of pumpkin and it turned out great! I loved the flavours. It has the perfect amount of sweetness and spice.
It never would have occurred to me to put pumpkin purée in a smoothie, but it really does taste like pumpkin pie! The texture is nice and thick but still creamy. I needed a little more milk than the recipe called for, which was easy enough to add. Love this one.
Right?? So delicious! Glad you enjoyed 🙂
This smoothie screams fall and I couldn’t love it more! Super simple ingredients and is perfect for an anytime of day drink.
This shake is 10/10! It’s super creamy from the banana and tastes just like a pumpkin pie. I added some flax seed meal and made it with whole milk/whole milk yogurt for my toddler and he enjoyed it too! I plan on drinking these all fall long!
This was fabulous! I used regular Greek yogurt and added a couple packets of Splenda and about for extra ice cubes. Absolutely delicious!
So glad you loved it, Xenia! Thanks so much for the review 🙂
Made this & it was sooo creamy. Will try again, but next time, will add a bit more cinnamon.
Glad you enjoyed it! And totally fine to add more to your liking 🙂 Some cinnamons are stronger than others!
Yummm! The smoothie I didn’t know I needed. Will be even better with a riper banana. Afterwards I realized I could’ve added a little maple syrup to sweeten it. I used Fairlife milk for a protein boost.
Happy you enjoyed it! And totally fine to add a little extra sweetness 🙂
I liked it but I couldn’t taste the banana but it was still ok
Glad you enjoyed it! The banana flavor isn’t really strong in here so that the pumpkin can shine 🙂
Delicious smoothie! Perfect for breakfast or a snack. I omitted the nut butter and it was still great. Definitely making again, great way to use leftover pumpkin when you open a can.
This was delicious! I left out the milk and used a quarter cup of cottage cheese instead of yogurt, then I topped it with gingerbread granola to make a smoothie bowl. It was like pumpkin pie cheesecake… but BETTER!
Ooooh that sounds incredible!! happy to hear you loved it, Emily!
Very flavorful and filling. Thanks for the great recipe!
So glad you enjoyed it, Candice!
This is my favorite smoothie! It is so delicious and creamy. I love pumpkin so I used a tad bit more to really taste the pumpkin. My bf loves it too!
I’m so glad you guys are loving it! Totally fine to add more pumpkin 🙂
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Freaking delicious!!! I love it and it will be my post workout and/or get home starving smoothie so I don’t eat 12 Ghirardelli’s again 🙈
Haha yes so perfect post-workout!! SO happy you loved it 🙂
I made this yesterday as I had canned pumpkin and yogurt I wanted to use up, Since I make my own yogurt, I added a teaspoon of vanilla. I also added a tablespoon of maple syrup. I was out of allspice and I didn’t feel like taking out my microplane to shave nutmeg so I made do with cinnamon and ginger. It came out delicious! Thanks for a tasty, filling nutritious smoothie. (I also make my own almond milk, Very easy and much cheaper)
Such a great way to use up leftover canned pumpkin, right?? So glad you loved it!
Really decilious and not too sweet. Thank you!
I’m so glad you loved it! Thanks, Jivan 🙂
I just made this and it is so delicious! Nice change from my usual green smoothies. Thank you for the recipe!
Nice!! So glad you enjoyed it. You might like our free Smoothie Series, where you’ll get lots of recipes + my best tips 🙂
It’s ok, not what I was looking for. If you want a smoothie that tastes similar to the Jamba Juice pumpkin smoothie, this is not it. Banana was overpowering.
Sorry you didn’t love it, but thanks for the feedback! You could also try frozen cauliflower + dates or maple syrup in place of the banana 🙂
It tasted like pumpkin pie filling in a glass, pretty good!
Happy you enjoyed it, Sania! Thanks for commenting 🙂
Pumpkin pie in a glass – SO YUMMY.
Can’t leave a positive for this one. If made as stated the frozen banana is not enough for a real smoothie texture…had to use ice. The greek yogurt is the overall taste so not feeling the pumpkin fall flavor, just the tang of the greek yogurt. I added more pumpkin and double the spice and still not enough spice if you are looking for a Jamba/Roxberry real pumpkin pie flavor. Meh. I’ll try another recipe tomorrow.
Hi, Mari! So sorry to hear you didn’t love this one. I haven’t had any issues with the texture, but I really appreciate the feedback!
Oh my goodness I love this smoothies! To be honest I was a bit skeptical, but it has the perfect pumpkin pie taste without tasting like you’re just drinking blended pumpkin pie. I make the smoothie at night and then freeze it m, and then I defrost it in the morning, and it is just perfect. Thank you for the recipe!
So glad you ended up loving it! And that’s a great idea to freeze it 🙂
Delicious! I also added 2 dates for some added sweetness. Thank you!
Made it exactly per the recipe, I didn’t love it – I think the peanut butter is a miss, it tasted to ‘fresh’ to have that pumpkin pie flavour, I ended up adding some maple syrup and that helped quite a bit. It was ok, my 8 year old hated it, that said my toddler LOVED it, said it was her favourite, so maybe its just me, lol – will make again without peanut butter and with vanilla yogurt instead of greek – less healthy, but I think the flavor will be more what I was hoping for,
Sorry to hear that you didn’t like this one. Let me know what you think without the peanut butter.
Delicious. I would not have thought to add a nut butter, but it was great. Quick, easy and great way to use some pumpkin from a can I opened yesterday. Thanks for the recipe.
Yay! Happy to hear it cam out great 🙂
OMG! This literally tasted like pumpkin pie in a cup. I used Culina’s Pumpkin Spice Plant Based Yogurt in place of the yogurt & pumpkin + added Four Sigmatic’s Sweet Vanilla Repair Plant-Based Protein. So good! Thank you. Xoxo.
AHH this is amazing! I’m SO glad you are enjoying this recipe 🙂
thank you for the information
Thanks! I was looking for what to do with extra pumpkin puree and this was perfect, healthy and delicious! I added s few berries too! Loved it!
The BEST! So glad you are loving this recipe 🙂