The best healthy pumpkin smoothie that’s super easy to make, creamy and full of fall pumpkin spice flavour.
If you enjoy a smoothie packed with cozy fall flavors, this is the healthy pumpkin smoothie for you! It is make with real pumpkin purée, banana, yoghurt and a little oats to keep you full and going strong. This recipe was inspired from this Pumpkin pie overnight oats recipe that is perfect for meal-prep!
Making this healthy pumpkin spice smoothie is really easy and fast, all you need are just a few ingredient listed below.
For the full ingredient measurements, scroll down to view the recipe card at the bottom of the page.
- Pumpkin purée, use homemade or store bought. Do not use pumpkin pie filling, that has a lot of additives. For an extra thick and creamy smoothie, freeze the pumpkin purée in an ice cube tray first.
- Bananas, sliced and frozen. make sure to use very ripe bananas for a sweet and creamy smoothie.
- Maple syrup, or other liquid sweetener of choice. Brown sugar works well too.
- Almond milk, or other milk of your choice.
- Yoghurt, this pumpkin smoothie recipe works best with unsweetened greek style yogurt. It gives a thicker and creamier texture. Bur any plane, unsweetened yoghurt can be used.
- Quick cooking oats, the break up in the blender and helps thicken this pumpkin smoothie and keeps you full and energised for longer.
- Chia seeds, adds extra nutrients and a little texture to this fall smoothie.
- Pumpkin spice, gives this pumpkin smoothie a great flavour! If you don’t have pumpkin spice blend on hand, cinnamon works too.
See recipe card for quantities.
Making this healthy pumpkin smoothie is fast and easy, see the step by step photos below.
For the full written instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom.
Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender.
Prices on high until smooth and creamy. Scrape down the sides as needed.
Pour into 2 tall glasses. Top with a little yoghurt and a dusting of cinnamon and serve right away.
Hint: Taste the smoothie and add a little more maple syrup if needed, most of the sweetness comes from the bananas.
Substitutions and Variations
- Vegan – To keep this smoothie vegan, use a plant based milk and yoghurt, I always use unsweetened.
- Gluten-free – Use certified gluten-free oats.
- Nut butter – Add a tablespoon of your favourite nut butter for a great taste and boost in protein.
- Protein – For a protein packed smoothie, add a tablespoon of protein powder to the blender. You might have to add a little more milk if the texture is too thick.
- Pumpkin purée – Can also be exchanged with sweet potato purée or puréed butternut squash.
You will need a bender to make this healthy Pumpkin smoothie. I use a high power blender to get it really smooth and creamy.
Smoothies tastes best served right away. However, if you have leftovers or want to prepare the smoothie in advance, here are some top tips for preserving the freshness of your smoothies:
- Use a glass or plastic container with an airtight lid.
- Fill the container right up to the brim to keep air out, and prevent unwanted oxidation, which can impact both the nutrients and the color of your smoothie.
- Since this smoothie contains bananas, it may turn a little brown when stored. Alternatively, consider adding a little orange or lemon juice to keep it fresh and flavorful for the next day.
In general, properly stored smoothies can last in the fridge for 1-2 days. Remember to give it a good stir before drinking, smoothies usually separate when stored. Always smell it and taste it to make sure it is still fresh before drinking.
I like to add pumpkin purée to an ice cube tray and keep it in the freezer. Perfect to take out a few frozen cubes for this smoothie or for other pumpkin recipes that require smaller amounts of pumpkin purée.
This healthy pumpkin smoothie is mostly sweetened by the bananas, so taste your smoothie first. You can adjust the sweetness by adding more, or less maple syrup, to suit your taste.
Absolutely! This smoothie already contains pumpkin purée, chia seeds and oats that are a great source of vitamins and fibre. For an extra nutritional boost, try adding some flaxseeds for extra fiber, omega-3s, and vitamins.
Get creative with toppings! Add a spoon full of thick yoghurt and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon or some chopped nuts on top of your pumpkin smoothie for added flavor and texture.
Yes, you can opt for dairy-free alternatives like coconut yogurt or almond milk to make your pumpkin smoothie vegan and dairy-free.
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The best healthy pumpkin smoothie that's super easy to make, creamy and full of fall pumpkin spice flavour.
- ½ cup pumpkin purée
- 2 bananas, sliced and frozen
- 1-2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 cup almond milk, or other milk of your choice
- ½ cup plain yoghurt of your choice
- ½ cup quick cooking oats
- 2 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender and mix until smooth and creamy. Scrape down the sides as needed.
Serve immediately by pouring in 2 tall glasses. Top with a little yoghurt and a dusting of cinnamon.