Delicious and healthy pumpkin smoothie recipe! A super creamy pumpkin pie smoothie with yogurt perfect for a fall breakfast or snack.
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Hi, Rhubarbarians! Today we are sharing one of our favorite fall recipes that we make every year: a healthy pumpkin smoothie!
This pumpkin yogurt smoothie is one of Rhubarbaby's all time favorite smoothies. It's pumpkin-y, but not artificial tasting at all and is spiced with just a bit of pumpkin pie spice.
It's like pumpkin pie in a glass. Drinkable pumpkin pie. Yesssssss!
A pumpkin smoothie with no banana!
Yep! There's no banana in this mega-creamy pumpkin smoothie!
There are only a few ingredients here: yogurt, pumpkin puree, honey, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla. That's it!
This pumpkin pie smoothie gets super creamy from the yogurt and the pumpkin puree. We add a bit of sweetness with the honey and vanilla. No need for banana to make this one sweet, creamy, and delicious.
Have you tried our super chunky pumpkin granola recipe?
A healthy and filling breakfast
This healthy pumpkin smoothie is super filling, making it the perfect fall breakfast. It's loaded with protein (20g in one smoothie), and carbohydrates so it'll give you energy and keep you full all morning long.
It's a great way to get your daily dose of probiotics too. The yogurt and the honey are both good sources of probiotics.
The benefits of pumpkin
Pumpkin is a powerhouse in the nutrition department!
One cup of cubed pumpkin has only 30 calories, but is packed with plant based protein, fiber, and healthy carbs. Pumpkin is a wonderful source of vitamin A and beta carotene. Ref: Healthline
Note: If using canned pumpkin puree, be sure to choose 100% pure unsweetened pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling.
Choose the right yogurt
It's important to choose the right yogurt when making a healthy pumpkin smoothie! We recommend plain low fat yogurt that you like the taste of (our favorite is Nancy's).
Stick with plain yogurt and sweeten it with your own sweetener and vanilla. You'll use much less than store bought vanilla yogurt loaded with sugar!
Here are some great yogurt options:
- plain greek yogurt
- plain kefir
- plain nonfat yogurt
- plant based yogurt such as cashew or oat yogurt
How about our healthy pumpkin cheesecake breakfast popsicles?
How to make it
All you need is a blender! Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. That's it!
Alternatively, you could use an immersion blender or a food processor.
Our favorite way to make smoothies is with the Ninja Blender smoothie attachment. It makes the perfect sized single smoothie that comes out super smooth and creamy.
Pro tip: freeze your pumpkin puree in an ice cube tray to make an extra thick and cold smoothie!
Prep ahead, storing, and freezing tips
Prep ahead: This smoothie is great for meal prep! You can either make a single serving ahead or make a large batch and keep it in the fridge for easy grand and go smoothies.
Storing: Store the leftover smoothie or pre-made smoothie in the refrigerator in a container with a tight fitting lid for up to 2 days. Stir well before serving.
Freezing: Smoothies freeze very well! You can freeze the smoothie in a freezer safe container with tight fitting lid for up to 3 months. Defrost in the refrigerator and stir very well before serving. Yogurt can become grainy after being frozen, but still delicious.
Use your favorite plant based yogurt and replace the honey with maple syrup.
Nope! If using canned pumpkin, read the label on the can and buy 100% pure unsweetened pumpkin puree.
We answer this question above in this post in the section titled "choose the right yogurt." We recommend plain low fat yogurt.
Have a question? Ask in the comments and we will answer as soon as we can!
Healthy pumpkin smoothie
- 1 ½ cups yogurt of your choice. I used plain low-fat*
- ⅓ cup pumpkin puree. Canned or homemade**
- 1 tablespoon raw, unfiltered honey
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Enjoy!
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