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No matter what time of year it is, this vegan pumpkin spice smoothie makes a great snack or breakfast! It’s especially yummy in the fall when everything is about warm spices and pumpkin-flavored goodies! Learn to make this smoothie for yourself with the step-by-step instructions below.

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie in a Mason Jar.

What is a Pumpkin Spice Smoothie?

A pumpkin spice smoothie is a delicious, creamy smoothie with pumpkin puree and warm spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. It’s the perfect light breakfast or snack for the fall! This pumpkin spice smoothie recipe uses coconut milk instead of dairy milk, making it vegan!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This pumpkin spice smoothie recipe:

  • is quick and easy to make
  • doesn’t include complicated instructions or hard-to-find ingredients
  • is free from the most common food allergens

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Ingredients

  • Coconut milk: a thick, creamy milk that’s perfect for smoothies.
  • Canned or fresh pumpkin puree: make sure it’s not pumpkin pie filling! There’s a BIG difference.
  • Frozen banana: makes the smoothie sweeter and creamier.
  • Ice cubes: keep the smoothie extra cold and thick.
  • Nutmeg, ginger, ground cloves, and cinnamon: the pumpkin spices!

Substitutions and Variations

  • Coconut milk – though the smoothie will end up less creamy, you can substitute the coconut milk for other non-dairy milk like soy milk, oat milk, almond milk, or chickpea milk.
  • Protein powder – who doesn’t love a little extra protein? Try adding a scoop of flavorless, chocolate, or vanilla protein powder.
  • Fruit and veggies – try adding kale, spinach, strawberries, apple, or avocado.
  • Nut butter – peanut butter, almond butter, pecan butter, or sunflower seed butter would taste great!
  • Toppings – add extra spices, granola, chocolate chips, and anything else that suits your fancy.

How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend on low until it’s smooth.
  3. Serve cold with your favorite fall goodies!
Top view of a pumpkin spice smoothie in a mason jar with gold and white striped straw in it.

What to Serve With This Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Serve this pumpkin spice smoothie with other delicious fall treats like:

Recipe Tips

  • Add a little extra liquid (milk or water) if your smoothie is too thick.
  • The frozen banana makes this smoothie sweet, thick, and creamy. It’s one of the most important ingredients in the recipe – don’t substitute it!
  • If your smoothie isn’t sweet enough, add a little maple syrup!
  • Make sure you use pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin puree is pure pumpkin whereas pumpkin pie filling has pumpkin, sugar, spices, salt, cornstarch, and sometimes more!

Storing and Making Ahead

You can make this pumpkin spice smoothie at least 24 hours ahead of time. Store it in the fridge in an airtight container until you’re ready to enjoy it!

Pumpkin spice smoothie in a mason jar with a white and gold straw in it.

FAQs

Can I add protein powder?

Absolutely, add a scoop of your favorite protein powder! I recommend chocolate, vanilla, or flavorless protein powder.

What sweetener should I add to my pumpkin spice smoothie?

This pumpkin spice smoothie is already sweetened with frozen banana but if you want it to be sweeter, you can try adding sugar, honey, maple syrup, or stevia!

Is canned pumpkin healthy?

100% pure canned pumpkin puree with no fillers is just about as good for you as fresh pumpkin! It has a good amount of potassium, fiber, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C.

What is the difference between pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie filling?

Pumpkin puree is pure, unsweetened pumpkin whereas pumpkin pie filling has pumpkin along with sugar, spices, salt, cornstarch, and sometimes more!

Should I use fresh or frozen bananas in my smoothie?

Frozen banana is way better because it adds extra moisture (making the smoothie creamier). Plus, frozen bananas are often frozen ripe or extra ripe, which makes them sweeter.

Can this pumpkin pie smoothie be made ahead of time?

You can make this pumpkin spice smoothie at least 24 hours ahead of time. Store it in the fridge in an airtight container until you are ready to enjoy it! 

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Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This vegan pumpkin spice smoothie is great all year, but it's perfect to put you in the fall mood when everything's about pumpkin spice!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree, canned or fresh but not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 sliced frozen banana
  • 4-6 ice cubes
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend on low until it’s smooth.
  3. Serve cold with your favorite fall goodies!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 430Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 302mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 14gSugar: 8gProtein: 5g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily via Nutrifox.

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