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

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Give me this healthy pumpkin smoothie all Fall long and I will be a happy camper. The 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. And it’s full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and protein.

This pumpkin and banana smoothie is delicious and healthy, which makes it a winner in my book.

Pumpkin smoothie recipe

Fall is my favorite recipe season. So I knew I needed to add a Fall banana smoothie to my collection of other Fall recipes.

My inspiration for this pumpkin smoothie recipe was my Dairy-free Banana Maple Smoothie.

It’s one of my favorite smoothie recipes, and when I thought about making it recently, I realized that it would be perfect with added pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice.

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Ingredients needed:

  • 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 (or regular yogurt, or dairy-free yogurt)– greek yogurt adds protein and a great tang to the recipe
  • almond milk– any milk or non-dairy milk works
  • almond butter– you could also use a different nut butter as well.
  • ground cinnamon– Ceylon cinnamon has a rich flavor.
  • pumpkin pie spice– you can buy it pre-made or make your own.
  • crushed ice

Ingredient substitutions:

  • sweetener– You can use maple syrup, honey or dates to sweeten it.
  • yogurt- You can use greek yogurt, regular yogurt or dairy-free yogurt.
  • nut butter and milk- You also can use any milk or nut butter of your choice. For example you could use oat milk and peanut butter. Though keep in mind peanut butter has a stronger taste than almond butter.
  • Fall spices– if you don’t have pumpkin pie spice or don’t want to use it, you can use ground nutmeg, ginger, cloves and cinnamon instead.
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How to make this Pumpkin Banana Smoothie:

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:

The possibilities are endless but here are some of my favorite ideas…

  • 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
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Dietary tweaks possible:

As I mentioned above, this pumpkin and banana smoothie recipe is very easy to customize.

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 not honey

To make this recipe Paleo:

  • use a Paleo yogurt. There are many Paleo yogurt recipes on the web, but I thought this one looked good.

Other healthy pumpkin recipes you may enjoy:

Pumpkin Olive Oil Cake– This is the ultimate almond flour pumpkin pumpkin cake that is made with olive oil, which makes the cake itself dairy-free. SO YUM.

Gluten-free Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies (Paleo)– I love how these brownies are made out of swirls of chocolate and pumpkin batter. SO SO good.

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Pumpkin Banana Smoothie recipe. A creamy high protein pumpkin spice smoothie that is sweetened with banana and maple syrup and is full of cinnamon, pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice. It makes for a delicious breakfast or snack!
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Pumpkin Banana Smoothie

Dominique
A creamy high protein Pumpkin Banana Smoothie recipe made with banana, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, cinnamon, greek yogurt and pumpkin pie spice.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Equipment

  • blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1 Tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice ( or 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg, 1/8 tsp ground ginger, 1/8 tsp ground cloves, and 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon )
  • 3/4 cup crushed ice ( you can add more if needed)

Instructions
 

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