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Spiced Pumpkin Smoothie recipe

Spiced Pumpkin Smoothie recipe

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A deliciously creamy milk shake that's quick and easy to make. It's so good, you could serve it as a dessert!

19 people made this

IngredientsServes: 10

  • 825g pumpkin puree
  • 475ml vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 950ml milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mace
  • 250ml whipped cream
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg

MethodPrep:15min ›Ready in:15min

  1. In a liquidiser or food processor, blend the pumpkin puree, ice cream, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg and mace in batches.
  2. Pour into individual cups. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.

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Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(20)

Reviews in English (16)

by Kimberly

I think the low ratings on this recipe can be attributed to people thinking they will get something rich and sweet like pumpkin pie or a fast food chain pumpkin milkshake, but this is really good. I agree it needs sweetener, so I added 1 1/2 Tbsp Splenda and that did the job perfectly (as would the same amount of sugar I presume). I also just used pumpkin pie spice instead of all the separate spices and I used approximately double (about 2 tsp for the whole recipe). It turned out pretty good and my mom, who doesn't like anything out of the ordinary, really enjoyed it as well.-26 Nov 2005

by ZaQ

fantastic! i was looking for a recipe like this and finally found it. but make sure you take a look at how many it serves... i didn't; and made way too much! otherwise it is incredible. i do suggest adding a few ice cubes in there to make it a bit colder. all the blending warms it up, even with the ice cream in it. also i left out the mace, i didn't have any and it was perfect without it.-31 Aug 2009

by Sarah Jo

Eight thumbs up from all the members in my family. Even my husband, which surprized me. No mace, so I used 1 1/2 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice. I made no other changes. This is very similar to a pumpkin pie shake which is beyond awesome. My kids thought I was the coolest mom ever.-20 Dec 2009

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Recipe

Pumpkin spice doesn’t have to just be in a baked good or latte it can be wrapped up in a healthy smoothie too. This delicious Pumpkin Spice Smoothie recipe tastes like pumpkin mousse and is full of powerful nutrition.

This post is sponsored by Baptist Health Jacksonville 4her program.

I’ve been hitting the pumpkin spice hard here this fall. I started with this delicious Pumpkin Spice Scone recipe that unfortunately (that’s sarcasm there) took me 5 attempts to perfect. Then I moved on to adding pumpkin pie spice to my morning coffee while brewing, but I’m still not satisfied! I wanted something delicious and healthy that was enjoyable to consume in the unfortunate Florida heat we are still experiencing here.

Enter this Pumpkin Spice Smoothie recipe. I set out to combine the warmth of fall spices, the health benefits of some superfoods, and an enjoyable texture. Eureeka, I’ve found it! This is also a smoothie just for one because I hate wasting smoothie and they rarely taste as good the next day.

Choosing the Right Ingredients

For this pumpkin smoothie, you will combine a few favorites from fall’s bounty of flavors. But before those go into the blender, make sure you have a frozen banana on hand because it will be the base of the smoothie recipe.

  1. Banana: There isn’t much frozen banana, just the tiniest bit to give the pumpkin smoothie its unparalleled creamy base. Underneath all the pumpkin, maple, spice, and cinnamon – you absolutely cannot taste the banana flavor.
  2. Real maple syrup. For best taste, use pure maple syrup, not breakfast syrup.
  3. Yogurt. We usually use vanilla Greek yogurt in this recipe. Feel free to use regular (non-Greek) vanilla or plain Greek yogurt instead.
  4. Spices . Instead of prepared pumpkin pie spice, try adding nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and/or more cinnamon to taste.
  5. Milk. We usually use skim milk. Coconut milk, almond milk, or other non dairy milks or cow’s milk are fine replacements.

To turn this pumpkin smoothie into a satisfying pumpkin-packed breakfast , top it with pumpkin spice granola.

Spiced Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe

This delightful pumpkin smoothie recipe is like chilled pumpkin pie in a glass, but without the unhealthy fats and excess calories.

This thick and creamy smoothie makes a delicious and filling liquid breakfast, snack or dessert. It will get you ready for the fall and holiday season!

Use very ripe bananas (with brown spots), preferably frozen to give this pumpkin smoothie a thick texture, and sweeten it according to your preference.

  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (you can use canned, but fresh is better)
  • 2 ripe bananas, fresh or frozen
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2-3 dried dates, presoaked (or a handful of raisins)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  1. Add all of your ingredients to the blender. Puree until very smooth and creamy.
  2. If your pumpkin and/or almond milk isn’t cold, you could add a handful of ice. I decided not to, so it would stay as creamy as possible. You can also add a splash of water or additional almond milk if your smoothie is too thick. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and/or nutmeg.

Squash puree will also work for this recipe, for example, kabocha or butternut.

By the way, cooked squash also works great for this recipe!


This recipe works beautifully with a squash puree too. I tried acorn and kabocha and they were both delicious. Raw squash or pumpkin can be used, too. You can play around with the flavors easily by adding some vanilla extract or pumpkin or apple pie spice instead of just cinnamon.

  • add 1 cup of mild greens, such as spinach (if you are not going for a bright orange wow-factor)
  • add 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds
  • add more water/non-dairy milk, or to desired consistency
  • add 1/4 cup of raisins instead of dates

If using dry ingredients, blend them with liquid first until smooth. Then add the rest of ingredients and blend on high until smooth and creamy. (High speed blenders may need 2 minutes, less powerful blenders may need a lot more, sometimes 5-10 minutes).

This recipe is Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy free, Egg free, Refined sugar free, Wheat free, Soy free (if not using soy milk), Nut free, Gluten free, and Sodium free. Please use only non dairy milk in your smoothies! Even this doctor and doctors at will tell you so!

There are many non-dairy, cruelty-free sources of calcium – check them out here.

For all my blending recipes I use Vitamix. If you don’t already own a VitaMix, I strongly encourage you to check out what this machine is capable of! For more information about VitaMix you can go directly to the VitaMix website. You may also want to read my post about the Best Blender.

I LOVE my VitaMix and highly recommend investing in one if you are ready to make serious changes to your diet. I have had mine for almost 5 years and use it daily!

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie: In my Vitamix

Questions? Comments? Suggestions?

If you have a favorite recipe, why not submit it here in the comment section of this smoothie recipes blog for others to enjoy too!

Recipe Variations

Tweaking this pumpkin smoothie recipe is up to you. There are so many delicious options it can be hard to choose! Here are just a few simple suggestions…

  • Make this dairy-free! The two ingredients to watch out for here are your low carb milk and low carb protein powder. Sticking to the coconut milk (recommended in the recipe below) and opting for a plant-based protein powder will give you an awesome pumpkin smoothie vegan(i.e. dairy-free!) so it can fit into most healthy meal plans.
  • Add some greens. I’ve been known to toss a handful of spinach into this pumpkin smoothie recipe. If you don’t mind the green color, adding avocado turns this pumpkin smoothie recipe into a low carb green smoothie that’s even creamier and incredibly nutritious.
  • Add low carb chocolate. You can up the decadence factor and turn this into a chocolate low carb milkshake by adding it in one of three ways: Drizzling some (low carb) chocolate syrup on your smoothie, opting for chocolate protein powder instead of vanilla or tossing in a few teaspoons of cocoa powder
  • Mix in some fruits. You can add a banana(instead of the protein powder) to amp up the creaminess of this shake! If you’re sticking to low carb recipes (like me!) skip the banana and opt for low carb fruits — believe it or not a pumpkin low carb strawberry smoothie is pretty dang delicious! Raspberries and blackberries also make the low carb list.
  • Add low carb peanut butter. A pumpkin and low carb peanut butter smoothie may sound like a weird combo, BUT it’s certainly worth a shot,as a peanut butter smoothie will up the creaminess of your shake while adding fat and a bit of protein to every sip.

What about the Spice?

As you know from my other posts, there are amazing benefits from our common household spices. They have warming, detoxifying and metabolism-boosting properties.

The concept of Pumpkin Spice is actually really healthy when you create recipes using all natural, whole food ingredients.

Some of the main aromatic spices are included in this recipe are cinnamon and nutmeg!

What are we waiting for? Let’s get prepping! )

After roasting sweet potato, pour cold water over it and when cooled, peel skin off. Blend all ingredients together, starting on low and increasing speed as needed.

We ALL indulge from time to time, however, whenever we can make our own recipes, we can feel good about the ingredients. This is because we are aware of everything that goes into it.

Unlike all those tempting yet super processed pumpkin-y lattes that are lurking around! It’s no different with what we put into our smoothies.

Full recipe below…

  • Add 1 sweet potato
  • Next, add 1½ cup almond or hemp milk
  • Then, 1 frozen banana
  • Add 1 Tbs. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  1. Roast sweet potato in oven at 350 degrees until very tender (about 45 minutes). Cool and remove skin.
  2. Blend all ingredients together starting on low and increasing speed as needed.
  3. Enjoy!

Happy blending and don’t forget to add this to your Pinterest Smoothie board!

Easy Spiced Pumpkin Smoothie (Paleo, Vegan, AIP)

This easy pumpkin smoothie has a smooth creamy texture and sweet spiced flavor. It's the perfect healthy paleo, aip and vegan fall breakfast!

This easy pumpkin smoothie has a smooth creamy texture and sweet spiced flavor. It&rsquos the perfect healthy paleo, aip and vegan fall breakfast!

This pumpkin pie smoothie is one of my favorite morning breakfast recipes! It&rsquos easy to play around with and make substitutions to. It&rsquos also a very filling breakfast complete with healthy fats and protein to satisfy your hunger.

This recipe includes grass-fed collagen hydrolysate gelatin for protein. This is a form of water-soluble gelatin that is a great supplement with beneficial amino acids and protein that can support joint, hair and skin health.

If you are on the autoimmune paleo diet, this can be a fun breakfast to have if you are tired of meat and veggies.

What is the Autoimmune Paleo Diet (AIP)?

The autoimmune paleo diet is a protocol that helps people with autoimmune disorders remove foods that can trigger flare ups and figure out food sensitivities. Learn more about the details of the AIP diet here.

Why I love this recipe:

  • You don&rsquot have to wait for the holidays to enjoy a healthy pumpkin pie flavored delight! This pumpkin smoothie is tasty and easy to make. Plus it boasts high protein and healthy fats to help you to stay full in the morning and avoid a late morning blood sugar crash (like many people experience after having a breakfast low in protein and high in sugar or carbs)
  • It&rsquos easy to make substitutions with this pumpkin smoothie recipe based on your dietary needs. Check out the recipe tips below for suggestions.
  • The small amount of avocado not only provides a dose of healthy fats, but it also helps to emulsify all of the ingredients which results in a rich and creamy smoothie. plus with all the other dominant flavors, you don&rsquot even taste it!
  • The addition of coconut oil provides a metabolic boost because of the beneficial MCT oils. This also helps you stay full!
  • The collagen is flavorless and adds protein as well as a host of other amazing benefits.
  • You can even pre-make this recipe and keep it in a jar in the fridge for an easy on-the-go breakfast. It will last about 2 days. I do this often when I know I&rsquoll be in a hurry in the morning.

Easy Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe Tips:

  • If you are vegan, you will want to substitute collagen protein equally with your preferred type of vegan protein powder. Rice protein or a flavorless vegan blend of different proteins will probably do the best to not change the flavor of the pumpkin smoothie. Although I like proteins like pea protein or hemp, they will change the flavor of the smoothie, so you may have to make adjustments if you use those.
  • If you are on AIP, you will want to omit the pumpkin pie spice and use equal parts cinnamon instead. You&rsquoll also need to substitute coconut milk for almond milk and switch out coconut butter for the nut butter.
  • Maple syrup goes perfectly with the pumpkin pie flavor, but you can substitute it equally with a sweetener of your choice like honey, coconut sugar, monk fruit sweetener or swerve. If you prefer a sweeter smoothie, add more of your preferred sweetener 1 tablespoon at a time until it reaches your desired sweetness level.
  • Another delicious substitution I&rsquove made with this recipe is switching out the pureed pumpkin with cooked sweet potato. Since sweet potato tends to be a bit thicker it just requires a bit more almond milk. It makes for a delicious smoothie!
  • Sometimes I like to add a drop of thieves essential oil to this pumpkin smoothie. It is an incredible immune supporterthat is a blend of clove, cinnamon, lemon, rosemary and eucalyptus. I like to use it often in the fall and winter months.
  • You can always add more milk, water or ice cubes to create your desired consistency.

How to Make this Easy Pumpkin Smoothie:

This pumpkin smoothie recipe couldn&rsquot be easier! First, simply add all of the ingredients to a blender.

Place the lid on top, then blend until everything is mixed in. You can add in more milk, water or ice cubes until it reaches your desired consistency.

Enjoy with some cinnamon sprinkled on top for a healthy fall-themed breakfast!

More smoothie recipes

Looking for healthy smoothie recipes? Here are some of our favorites:

  • Creamy:Yogurt, Coconut Milk, Vanilla Protein, Oatmeal, Chocolate Banana, Chia Seed or Peanut Butter Smoothie Lusciously creamy and packed with flavor.
  • Fruits:Banana, Peach, Pomegranate, Apple, Acai Berry, Watermelon, Orange, Mango Pineapple, Mango Banana, Dragon Fruit, Kiwi, Grape, or Pineapple Smoothie Juicy and lightly sweet: perfectly refreshing. (Go to Fruit Smoothies.)
  • Greens & veggies:Kale, Celery, Carrot, Cucumber, Avocado, Avocado Banana, Green, Beet or Spinach Smoothie You’ll forget you’re eating all those healthy ingredients. (See all our Veggie Smoothies.)
  • Berries:Strawberry, Mixed Berry, Strawberry Blueberry, Fruit, Blueberry, Strawberry Banana, Strawberry Mango, or Blueberry Banana Smoothie Tart and full of sweet fruity flavor!

Published on September 30, 2020 / Last updated on January 16, 2021

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Frozen banana: I recommend you always have some frozen bananas on hand, that way you can make all sorts of awesome smoothies. Whenever you have ripe bananas on hand, peel them, break them into quarters and freeze them in a freezer bag. That way you are always set for any smoothie craving that comes your way.

And if you’re not a huge banana fan, never fear! You really can’t taste the banana flavor once it’s blended with other flavors. Frozen bananas just add the most wonderful texture and base to a smoothie.

Pumpkin Pie Spice: If you don’t have a store-bought pumpkin pie spice blend then you can make up your own using our homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe.

Almond Milk: We used almond milk in this smoothie but any non-dairy milk will work fine. If you’re using coconut milk then a low fat/light version tends to work better otherwise the smoothie can be too thick.

Pumpkin Purée: You can use any pumpkin purée in this recipe, canned or fresh.

Almond Butter: The flavor of almond butter complements this smoothie perfectly! But feel free to substitute any other nut butter of your choice.

Protein Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Recipe


  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup canned unsweetened pumpkin
  • 2 frozen and ripe bananas
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
  • 2 tbsp vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice mix

This smoothie is a great way to use overripe bananas without adding a sweetener (and extra calories)!