Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Now, you typically wouldn’t have pumpkin pie for breakfast, but with this Pumpkin Spice Smoothie, it’s like the best of both worlds!  We’ve taken fresh pumpkin puree and transformed it into a pumpkin smoothie unlike any other.   Our healthy smoothie  banana, fresh pumpkin puree, and lots of fall spices.  We’ve sweetened this drink with pure maple syrup to offset the spice from the nutmeg and cinnamon.

Thick, creamy, and full of just enough fabulous flavor, this smoothie is a filling breakfast that give you lasting energy that lasts for hours!

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Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Yields: 2 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 138 | Total Fat: 2 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 9 mg | Sodium: 69 mg | Carbohydrates: 25 g | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 18 g | Protein: 5 g | SmartPoints: 6


  • ½ cup [pumpkin puree, fresh or canned
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup almond milk, optional soy, lite coconut or skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, more or less to taste
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • ½ cup ice


Puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth.


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17 Comments on "Pumpkin Spice Smoothie"

  1. Mary  November 7, 2013

    can i use the canned pumpkin for this?

    • GaleCompton  November 7, 2013

      Mary, Yes!

  2. Amy Feins  November 19, 2013

    The calorie count seems really hight on this. I added up all the ingredients and they don't even come to 281 and it says this is for 2 servings! 1 banana = 100, 1/2 cup pumpkin = 50 ish, and a whole cup odd almond milk is only 40-60 depending on the type….so where do all the calories come from? Is a tablespoon of maples syrup that caloric?

    • GaleCompton  November 20, 2013

      Amy, 1 Tablespoon of maple syrup has about 52 calories.

  3. Jana  December 1, 2013

    I subbed light 'very vanilla' yoplait that I had put in the freezer for the syrup. Yummy!

  4. Healthy Eater  March 16, 2014

    I agree that the calories are way too high. One serving is more like 100 calories or so. RECIPE:

    One banana: 100 calories
    One tablespoon maple syrup: 52
    One cup almond milk: 30 (atleast the one I use says so)
    Half cup canned pumpkin: 40 calories
    TOTAL: 224

    • SkinnyMs  March 18, 2014

      Thanks for noticing. This has been corrected.

  5. Elaine  October 6, 2014

    I added a handful of chopped pecans and walnuts, used half greek yogurt/half 2% milk (cuz it's what I had!) and increased the spices a tad….PERFECT texture, and SO YUMMY!

  6. Katharine in Bxl  November 9, 2014

    Hi, this was amazing. My only regret was I have no more pumpkin to make this again tomorrow! I added almost a whole tray of ice cubes and blended to make it more ice-cream in texture. Whoa. Unlike ice cream though I feel good afterward. Thanks a mill.

  7. Denise  November 28, 2014

    Hi, I added fresh greens and it still tastes great. Now that the calories have been clarified, I'm hoping someone can help me with the protein count. How do you get 5 grams? A full cup of pumpkin is only 1.2g and a cup of almond milk is 1g. Am I missing something?

    • SkinnyMs  December 1, 2014

      Denise, This has been changed. I think the nutrition calculator was calculating the almond milk as almonds. Thanks!

      • Denise  December 1, 2014

        That makes sense. Thanks for responding. I add tofu or protein powder but tofu is better in not changing the taste or consistency. I really can't justify smoothies without protein so always add…

  8. Isa Williams  December 3, 2014

    My cooked pumpkin had gone bad:(…so I improvised, lol….added same amount of cooked sweet potato instead….delicious!!!

  9. mirandajones803  December 29, 2014

    This was great! I used honey instead of maple syrup (didn't have anymore LOL) and added extra ice. Also some plain kefir for extra probiotics. I froze the rest of my canned pumpkin so it would be a little thicker and icier next time 🙂

  10. Serena09853  September 28, 2016

    This is AMAZING!! I am an avid lover of anything pumpkin and I am in love with smoothies, I practically live on them…. Lol. When I saw this I had to try it, and let em tell you, Im drinking it right now and its oh my. Not enough good things to say about it…
    I may have added about a teaspoon of caramel sauce in the cup… 🙂

    • Gale Compton  September 28, 2016

      Serena, I agree with you, this is a keeper. I plan to make this over the weekend. Thanks so much for the feedback. 🙂

  11. Cassundra  October 22, 2016

    I followed it with one addition, a scoop of vanilla whey protein. Delicious!!


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