Whip up one of these delicious Pumpkin Pie Smoothies for breakfast today! The perfect, healthy way to start your day (or recover after a workout)!
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Why Make a Smoothie
I know. It’s not really pie. I’m not trying to fool anyone here. THIS DOES NOT TASTE LIKE PIE.
Seriously, there is no substitute for pumpkin pie.
But this time of year, a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is a great way to trick your brain into believing that you’re having something much more indulgent for breakfast than you really are.
I don’t know about you, but when I get to the fall and cooler weather, I don’t want a healthy green smoothie for breakfast. I want pie for breakfast.
So I reach for the ingredients to make myself a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie. I consider it an adulting compromise to actually eating pie for breakfast.
I also totally suggest you make this Pumpkin Pie Smoothie for breakfast on Thanksgiving. It’s like a “pie warm-up.” You’ll be ready for pie after drinking one of these!
While this Pumpkin Pie Smoothie recipe may not taste exactly like a slice of pie, it is delicious.
Add in a scoop of vanilla protein powder, and you have yourself a filling breakfast that will keep you satisfied until the turkey comes out of the oven!
This Pumpkin Pie Smoothie recipe is actually a great use for some of that leftover canned pumpkin puree you may have sitting around. You know, from making Skinny Pumpkin Energy Bites, and Pumpkin Scones, and Pumpkin Pie Truffles!
I’ve got some more great smoothie recipes here on the blog. If you scroll down after the recipe below, I’ve shared a few of my favorites!
If I’m going to make a smoothie, I like it to be super easy to make. I want to throw all the ingredients right into the blender and call it a day.
To make a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, simply toss all of the ingredients – pure pumpkin puree, banana, ice, vanilla yogurt, milk, and a bit of pumpkin pie spice and agave or honey – into your blender and pulse until smooth.
I add ice to my Pumpkin Pie Smoothie recipe to make it super thick and cold. I never remember to freeze bananas ahead of time for smoothies, so ice to the rescue.
If you’re more on top of things than me, you could use a frozen sliced banana and leave out the ice cubes.
And since the ingredients in this smoothie are so good for me, I sometimes like to be a little bad and top my Pumpkin Pie Smoothie with whipped cream. After all, Thanksgiving is a day of indulgence, so why not start early?
More Breakfast Recipes
- Cranberry Orange Smoothie: now is the time to stock up on those fresh cranberries. Toss them in the freezer to make this smoothie all year long!
- PiÑa Colada Smoothie: It may be snowing outside, but I can pretend I’m on a sunny beach while sipping this smoothie!
- Green Monster Smoothie: don’t let the color scare you! This smoothie is sweetened with peaches, you’ll never know there is a veggie in there if you close your eyes!
- Pumpkin Waffles
- Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
- ½ cup pure pumpkin puree
- 1 large banana
- 6 ice cubes
- 6 ounce vanilla yogurt
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon agave nectar or honey would work too, add more if you like it sweeter
- 3 Tablespoons milk
- pinch nutmeg and whipped cream optional garnish
- In a blender, combine pumpkin, banana, ice, yogurt, spice, agave nectar and milk. Pulse until smooth!
- Pour into a glass and top with whipped cream and pinch of nutmeg. ENJOY!
- If desired, add a scoop of vanilla protein powder before blending.