Pumpkin Recipes

Frozen Pumpkin Smoothie

Sip on the smooth & creamy taste of pumpkin with this frozen pumpkin smoothie! Made dairy-free with canned pumpkin, frozen banana, creamy oat milk, collagen protein, & pumpkin spice, it’s a refreshing way to enjoy the taste of fall in smoothie form!

frozen pumpkin smoothie

Did someone say frozen PUMPKIN smoothie?! How delicious does that sound on a hot August day when you’re starting to get excited about all things pumpkin?!

Smoothies are such a delicious and simple way to add more nutrition to your diet whether that be for breakfast, as a snack or after a workout. The beauty of smoothies is that you can pack a lot of nutrition by way of different fruits vegetables, sources of protein and fat that you may not typically get into one delicious and refreshing drink.

I love matching my smoothie to the season we’re in and if you follow me on Instagram, then you know I’m MOST excited about healthy pumpkin smoothies in the fall! Next to my pumpkin cream cold brew recipe, it’s my favorite way to enjoy pumpkin in drink form.

Canned pumpkin is incredibly easy to add to a smoothie and is packed with vitamin A, C, E, potassium and fiber. The bold orange hue of pumpkin is thanks to the fact that it’s an excellent source of beta-carotene, a plant compound that gets converted to vitamin A in our bodies. Vitamin A is great for immunity and eye health — one of the many nutritional benefits of adding more pumpkin to your diet in the fall!

And be sure to check out this post for 9 pumpkin recipes for warm weather to make when it’s still hot out but your heart says pumpkin!

ingredients for frozen pumpkin smoothies

  • pumpkin puree — I personally always use Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin!
  • frozen banana — when your bananas on the counter are looking very spotty, take the peel off and freeze them to use in smoothies like this.
  • unsweetened oat milk — Oat milk is thicker than most other plant-based milks which is why I like to use it in smoothies, and smoothie bowls. I like the varieties from Oatly and Califia Farms.
  • collagen (optional)
  • pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
  • hemp seeds/ ground flax seed / chia seeds – each of these seeds is a good source of healthy fat, fiber and plant-based protein. This helps the smoothie be more blood-sugar friendly and helps you stay fuller for longer!
  • creamy unsweetened almond butter — I love the Target brand creamy unsweetened almond butter.
  • ice
  • granola — I love something crunchy on top of this frozen pumpkin smoothie! My favorite granola is Purely Elizabeth pumpkin cinnamon granola (it’s available year-round!).
  • pumpkin seeds — Pumpkin seeds would be another great addition on top of this smoothie! Pumpkin seeds are a good source of plant-based protein, fiber and magnesium.

equipment/ utensils:

  • high-speed blender
  • glasses
  • straw

tips for making a thick & creamy pumpkin smoothie

  • Use frozen banana. If you don’t have any frozen bananas on hand but still want to make this smoothie, simply add a little more ice. I have no tried it, but you could also use frozen riced cauliflower in place of the bananas.
  • Don’t add too much liquid. I like my smoothies thick enough to eat with a spoon (I think they’re more satisfying that way!).
  • Freeze leftover pumpkin puree. When you have a little pumpkin puree leftover in a can, don’t throw it out! Freeze it in an ice cube tray and then use those “pumpkin cubes” anytime you’re making a smoothie. They’re even great to throw in a soup this fall.
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frozen pumpkin smoothie

Frozen Pumpkin Smoothie

  • Author: Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: pumpkin recipes
  • Method: blend
  • Cuisine: american

Description

Creamy and oh so *dreamy*, you’ll fall in love with this frozen pumpkin smoothie that tastes like everything we love about the season! 


Ingredients

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  • 1 frozen banana 
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup unsweetened oat milk 
  • 2 tbsp. chia, ground flax or hemp seeds (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. creamy unsweetened almond butter 
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
  • 34 ice cubes
  • 1 serving collagen (optional; can also sub for vanilla or unflavored protein powder)

optional toppings:

  • pumpkin granola
  • pumpkin seeds

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend on high until smooth and combined.
  2. Pour into a glass and top with pumpkin granola, pumpkin seeds and extra pumpkin pie spice! Enjoy! 

Keywords: pumpkin smoothie; pumpkin spice smoothie; frozen pumpkin smoothie

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