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Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe

This pumpkin smoothie recipe is perfect if you love fall flavors but it’s still warm out! It’s also a nutrient-packed, quick, healthy breakfast or snack idea. Add this recipe to your fall rotation and it’s sure to become a favorite!

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pumpkin smoothie

A few years back, I had gotten into this really awesome habit of making myself a green smoothie every morning. I loved it.

It got me a few servings of fruits and veggies right away, but more importantly it made me start my day with a kind of intention that isn’t involved in pouring a bowl of cereal. There was something nice about getting to know the ingredients so well I didn’t need to measure any more, and about pouring it into my favorite glass, and taking some time to put thought into what the day would be like while I sipped.

Then, I got pregnant. And suddenly those smoothies were disgusting. All I could really stomach in the morning was bread or cereal. And I went down a cereal shame spiral.

    Healthy Fall Smoothie Recipe

    Making Smart Breakfast Choices

    Fast forward a few years, and I’ve luckily worked my way out of that cereal shame spiral.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with cereal! Sometimes there’s nothing I love more than a big bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios (hello, reliving my youth much?).

    But I do know that a bowl of cereal in the morning just doesn’t cut it for me. I’m hungry again shortly after I finish eating it, and it gives me a pretty major sugar rush followed by a lethargic crash.

    So. I try to make smarter choices (for me, as we’re obviously all wired differently) for breakfast. Most days it’s oatmeal, or a veggie scramble, or a gool ol’ smoothie.

    Pumpkin Smoothie

    Enter: the pumpkin smoothie. We live in a part of California where it’s basically summer until November.

    So while all of the world is in pumpkin spice heaven, we’re still over here sweating and wishing for weather that’s not in the 90’s.

    And that’s partly why I wanted to experiment with this pumpkin smoothie recipe! It checks three boxes — a nutrient-filled breakfast, those delicious fall flavors, and something that’s still cool and refreshing on a hot day.

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    Ingredients for a Pumpkin Smoothie

    There’s a little bit of everything in this delicious smoothie recipe — fruits and veggies and their nutritional bonuses, chia seeds for fiber & a little protein kick, and coconut water with bunches of electrolytes (and as much potassium as banana. Did you even know that?!).

    If I want to give it a little extra boost sometimes I’ll even toss in a scoop of vanilla protein powder. The flavors work together really well.

    Give it a try.

    Healthy Fall Smoothie Recipe

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup coconut water
    • 1/2 apple, diced into large cubes
    • 1/2 c pumpkin puree (from a can is just fine!)
    • 1 tbsp chia seeds
    • Stevia (one pinch or to your liking)
    • Cinnamon (one pinch or to your liking)
    • Nutmeg (one pinch or to your liking)
    • Sea salt (one pinch or to your liking)
    • Vanilla (one pinch or to your liking)
    • handful of ice
    • optional: 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

    Toss all of your ingredients into a blender and blend away. It’s seriously that simple!

    Substitutions and Other Ideas

    If you like, you can chill the pumpkin puree and apple ahead of time to make your pumpkin smoothie extra frosty and thick.

    If you don’t have apples on hand, pears also work really well as a substitution.

    Pumpkin pie spice can be substituted for the cinnamon and nutmeg.

    You could add a scoop of powdered collagen to it instead of (or in addition to) protein powder for some additional health benefits.

    I’m loving this recipe particularly because most of the measurements are not exact. Not a lot of measuring spoons needed here. In fact, I’m mostly eyeballing it these days.

    Maybe you like it heavy on the cinnamon, or a little less sweet. Experiment to see what works best for you!

    Healthy Fall Smoothie Recipe

    More Recipe Ideas You’ll Love

    Hope you try this one out and love it! If you make this pumpkin smoothie recipe, be sure to rate it below.

    It’s such a delicious way to start the day or to break for a snack. It’s filling and packed with nutrients that are great for you (and hopefully help you feel great too!).

    If you like the pumpkin smoothie be sure to check out some of our other most popular pumpkin recipes! xoxo

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    Healthy Fall Smoothie Recipe
    Healthy Fall Smoothie Recipe

    Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe

    Yield: 1 Pumpkin Smoothie
    Prep Time: 3 minutes
    Cook Time: 1 minute
    Total Time: 4 minutes

    This pumpkin smoothie is a delicious and healthy fall breakfast idea!

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup coconut water
    • 1/2 apple, diced into large cubes
    • 1/2 c pumpkin puree (from a can is fine)
    • 1 TBSP chia seeds
    • Stevia (one pinch or to your liking)
    • Cinnamon (one pinch)
    • Nutmeg (one pinch)
    • Sea salt (one pinch)
    • 1/2 tbsp vanilla
    • Handful of ice
    • Optional: 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

    Instructions

    Healthy Fall Smoothie Recipe

    1. Add all ingredients to a blender.
    2. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!

    Notes

    If you like, you can chill the pumpkin puree and apple ahead of time to make your pumpkin smoothie extra frosty and thick.

    If you don't have apples on hand, pears also work really well as a substitution.

    Pumpkin pie spice can be substituted for the cinnamon and nutmeg.

    You could add a scoop of powdered collagen to it instead of (or in addition to) protein powder for some additional health benefits.

    I'm loving this recipe particularly because most of the measurements are not exact. Not a lot of measuring spoons needed here. In fact, I'm mostly eyeballing it these days.

    Maybe you like it heavy on the cinnamon, or a little less sweet. Experiment to see what works best for you!

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    6 thoughts on “Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe

    1. This sounds delish! I used to be the same way, but I didn’t get pregnant, I just got bored. No matter what I put in my green smoothies, they all started tasting the exact same and it wasn’t a taste I enjoyed anymore. I keep spotting new recipes to try, but haven’t gotten around to it! I like the way this one sounds because now that it’s getting a liiiiiiittle more chilly in Texas (and by that, I mean we have a high of 78 today), I’m ready to finally start busting out fall flavored things. I’ll have to give this recipe a go since I already have most of the ingredients at home!

      Happy Thursday!

      Neha // http://nehasharmaphoto.com/blog

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