Indulgent Pumpkin Pie Smoothie- Vegan
This pumpkin pie smoothie is decadent, indulgent and perfect post workout or just to get your pumpkin pie spice craving out of the way. This pumpkin pie smoothie recipe fits right into the season craze only with a few more health perks 😉
Vegan Pumpkin Pie Smoothi
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice more if you're a die hard fan
- 1/8 cup coconut milk + more for drizzle if you’re fancy
- 3/4 cup Almond milk
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 2 tbs ground flaxseed
- 2 tbs maple syrup +more for drizzle!
- water if needed
Place all ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth.
Top with drizzled maple syrup, coconut milk and pecans.
If you want a less calorie dense smoothie: omit the coconut milk (just use more almond milk in the recipe), maple syrup and any toppings.
And if you dislike pumpkin…use sweet potato! Just make sure to cook it first 😉
Nutritional information does NOT include toppings.
Pumpkin seems to be a nationwide thing during fall and I felt left out not contributing ;).
The truth is.. I actually don’t like pumpkin all that much GASP. I know right? I’m pretty sure this is almost a sin. I have come to learn that I like pumpkin pie spice far more than the actual pumpkin. And truthfully, pumpkin pie is just downright odd to me. I think it’s the texture? Though if it ishealthy pumpkin pie your think you should check out this – I’ll admit it looks tasty!
Anyways, I digress.
I’ve been rocking this tasty pumpkin pie smoothie recipe for a few years now so it’s only fair that I share!
And while I may not like pumpkin, I love this healthy smoothie. Seriously.
You may be wondering how that’s possible since I just announced that I dislike pumpkin! But I do. This pumpkin pie smoothie is beyond tasty, super creamy and can be modified depending on your goals (light or not).
And of course, it can also be made into a wicked, delicious, post-workout smoothie bowl too!
Why You Need To Eat More Pumpkin
Pumpkin is super high in fiber which makes it a win in my books. In a nutshell, fiber helps food move through our body. This can help with cholesterol levels, digestion and heart disease..
Pumpkin s also loaded with potassium and vitamin c. Consuming adequate amounts of potassium (and not just from bananas) helps balance your electrolyte levels and thus your sodium levels. Which can help immensely if you have high blood pressure
Fun fact: I’m not a doctor folks. Check with one before you starting drowning yourself in this pumpkin pie smoothie recipe hoping to eliminate your blood pressure issues…
One quick aspect to note though, is that you need to purchase canned pumpkin. Not the canned pumpkin pie filling you find in the baking aisle. That crap is so full of sugar it’s useless.
This pumpkin smoothie can be a tasty indulgence but it also works as a post workout smoothie too. Keep in mind that your choice in protein powders will alter the taste of the smoothie.Whey proteins tend to be sweeter and vegan ones less so. I’ve been dairy free for a bit (here’s some tips on rocking dairy free) so I opt for vegan powders now.
I love both perfect supplements protein powder as well as Genuine Health Fermented Protein which has a little bit more gut friendly ingredients.
Lastly, this vegan pumpkin pie spice smoothie can also be made with sweet potato! As I mentioned, pumpkin and I are not exactly besties. Rocking this smoothie as a sweet potato pie smoothie is equally delicious, Just sub the pumpkin for cooked sweet potato.
Ingredients in the Vegan Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 1tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2tsp Nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp or a dash of pumpkin pie spice to your liking
- 1/8c coconut milk (+ more for drizzle if you’re fancy)
- Almond milk
- 1 scoop vegan vanilla protein powder
- 2tbs ground Flaxmeal
- 2tbs maple syrup (+more for drizzle!)
- Pecans & coconut for topping
Note: all of these health boosting ingredients can be purchased through my favorite retailer Well.ca– and the best part is that they offer free shipping!
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
How to make a Smoothie Pumpkin Pie Shake
Add all ingredients into a powerful blender (except extras for topping).
Blend until smooth with no remaining chunks.
Serve topped with chopped pecans or walnuts, shredded coconut and maple syrup drizzled on top (or go all out and top with homemade almond granola!)
Note for a lightened up version, omit the coconut milk, maple syrup and any toppings.
Don’t forget to pin this Vegan Pumpkin Pie Smoothie!
This pumpkin pie spice smoothie is perfect as a post workout treat! It’s filled with real food ingredients, protein and decadent toppings. Or, use it as a tasty, but calorie dense snack! This smoothie is full of fiber and lots of healthy fats making this protein shake creamy and addictive.