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A creamy high protein Pumpkin Banana Smoothie recipe made with banana, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, cinnamon, greek yogurt and pumpkin pie spice. It comes together in 5 minutes and makes for a delicious high protein breakfast or snack!

Pumpkin Banana Smoothie in a large cup with a straw in it.

Give me pumpkin everything in the Fall and I am a happy camper. From pumpkin hummus, to pumpkin stuffed dates, to pumpkin banana bread, I want everything to have pumpkin puree in it. Including my smoothies.

This smoothie is made with a combination of greek yogurt, pumpkin puree, almond butter, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice is so creamy and dreamy. It tastes kind of like a cross between pumpkin pie and pumpkin cheesecake. It’s full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and protein, all while being delicious!

Side angle of pumpkin and banana smoothie in a cup with pumpkins and bananas in the background.

Why this recipe works

  • It is creamy and dreamy. It tastes like dessert but in healthy smoothie form. My inspiration was my Banana Yogurt Maple Smoothie, which is incredibly creamy and satisfying.
  • It is high in protein. One smoothie has 17 grams of protein!
  • It is made with healthy ingredients.
  • From the pumpkin puree to the pumpkin pie spice, it has great Fall flavors.
  • It’s a great breakfast to make on the go.

Recipe ingredients

Ingredients needed to make this healthy pumpkin smoothie.
  • frozen banana– frozen works better than non frozen because it adds a cool creaminess to the recipe.
  • pumpkin puree- I used canned pumpkin puree but feel free to use fresh pumpkin puree if you have it.
  • maple syrup– pure maple syrup is best here.
  • greek yogurt– greek yogurt adds protein and a great tang to the recipe.
  • almond milk– make sure it isn’t flavored and doesn’t have added sugar.
  • almond butter– drippy almond butter works best.
  • ground cinnamon– Ceylon cinnamon has a rich flavor.
  • pumpkin pie spice– you can buy it pre-made or make your own.

See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

Additions/ Substitutions:

  • Instead of maple syrup, you can use honey or dates to sweeten the smoothie.
  • Instead of greek yogurt, you can use regular yogurt or dairy-free yogurt.
  • Instead of almond butter, you can use any type of nut butter of your choice.
  • Instead of almond milk, you can use any type of milk that works for you.
  • Instead of pumpkin pie spice, you can use ground nutmeg, ginger, cloves and cinnamon instead.

Dietary Tweaks

  • To make this recipe dairy-free, use a dairy-free yogurt.
  • To make this recipe vegan, use a vegan yogurt and make sure to use maple syrup.
  • To make this recipe Paleo, use a Paleo yogurt or coconut cream. There are many Paleo yogurt recipes on the web, but I thought this one looked good.
Aerial view of Pumpkin puree smoothie with banana.

How to make this recipe

All you do is add everything to a high powered blender and mix until smooth!

Tip: because there is ice in this recipe, make sure that it is mixed really well so that you can’t feel the ice chunks. I use a high powered blender that works really well with this, but I feel like my old blender wouldn’t have been as good with it.

Then you have two options, (1) you can drink it from a cup or (2) you can turn it into a smoothie bowl.

Either way, you should add some toppings to your smoothie.

The best toppings for this smoothie

  • almond butter
  • cocoa nibs
  • chocolate chips
  • sliced bananas
  • fresh berries
  • cocoa powder
  • pumpkin seeds
  • chia seeds
  • cinnamon
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • apple slices
  • shredded carrots
  • hemp hearts

Recipe FAQs

Can you make this smoothie in advance?

You can make it a few hours in advance and keep it in the fridge. OR you can freeze it and let it thaw for later.

How do you find frozen bananas?

You can buy them or make your own. Once your bananas are ripe, peel them and put them into a freezer friendly bag and into the freezer.

How do you make pumpkin pie spice?

Mix together cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, all spice and cloves. I like this recipe for homemade pumpkin pie spice.

Pumpkin spice smoothie with banana mixed together with cacao nibs inside.

Other pumpkin recipes you’ll love:

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5 from 2 votes

Pumpkin Banana Smoothie

Servings: 1
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Pumpkin Banana Smoothie | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com
A creamy high protein Pumpkin Banana Smoothie recipe made with banana, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, cinnamon, greek yogurt and pumpkin pie spice.

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Ingredients 

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Instructions 

  • Add all of your ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth. Pour into a cup or bowl and serve.

Notes

  • Instead of maple syrup, you can use honey or dates to sweeten the smoothie.
  • Instead of greek yogurt, you can use regular yogurt or dairy-free yogurt.
  • Instead of almond butter, you can use any type of nut butter of your choice.
  • Instead of almond milk, you can use any type of milk that works for you.
  • Instead of pumpkin pie spice, you can use ground nutmeg, ginger, cloves and cinnamon instead.

Nutrition

Calories: 376kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 17gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 164mgPotassium: 989mgFiber: 9gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 19148IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 343mgIron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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