A Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is perfect if you live somewhere where fall is still quite warm! My version is gluten free, paleo & vegan too!
Our Gluten Free & Paleo Pumpkin Recipes were so well received last year, we're doing it again! (click here for last year's round-up.)
This year, we're kicking things off with our recipe for a simple, delicious and nutritious Pumpkin Pie Smoothie. The best part, it contains five whole food ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry (especially at this time of year).
I personally love this recipe because, while I want to embrace that cozy fall vibe, I live in Texas and it's not exactly chilly outside for most of the season. This fall smoothie recipe lets me enjoy all of the pumpkin-y goodness I love, while still staying cool.
Bonus? My pumpkin pie smoothie recipe is dairy-free, vegan, gluten free and paleo! Basically, anyone can enjoy it.
Need a little protein boost? Add a tablespoon or two of your favorite nut butter or a tablespoon of hemp seeds! It's delicious that way as well.
I hope you love it!
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
- 1 can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1 can coconut milk
- 4 bananas, frozen
- 1 c water
- 1/2 T pumpkin pie spice
- In a blender, combine: 1 can pumpkin puree + 1 can coconut milk + 4 frozen bananas + 1c water + ½T pumpkin pie spice.
- Blend on high until smooth
- Divide among 4 cups
What's the nutrition like in this pumpkin pie smoothie?
I love smoothies, but a lot of them are total sugar bombs. My pumpkin pie smoothie does have natural sweetness from the bananas, but it also has plenty of healthy fats from the coconut milk. You can drink it alongside some scrambled eggs for breakfast OR add some hemp seeds or nut butter for protein.
It's also packed with vitamins and nutrients, due to these superstar ingredients:
Pumpkin (Vitamin K, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Iron)
Pumpkin is not just a much-beloved fall treat, it's also a nutritional powerhouse. All of its nutrients make pumpkin great for your immune system, eye health and heart health. Just make sure the canned pumpkin you buy has only one ingredient – pumpkin!
Coconut Milk (Manganese, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Selenium, Potassium, Vitamin C, Folate)
Made of the white flesh of coconuts mixed with water, coconut milk is a great way to add healthy fats to smoothies, making them more satisfying. Some studies have shown that coconut helps to reduce inflammation, fight bacteria and viruses and fight stomach ulcers.
Bananas (Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Potassium, Manganese)
Did you know that while bananas are high in carbs, they're also high in pectin which helps regulate blood sugar? This is great for avoiding unwanted blood sugar spikes! Bananas are also an excellent source of potassium which may help lower blood pressure, reduce the likelihood of heart disease and support kidney health. Bonus – they're one of the most budget-friendly fruits out there!
Cinnamon is a key ingredient in pumpkin pie spice. Frequently used in traditional medicine, cinnamon is good for your heart and also may help stabilize blood sugar. Research also suggests that it may help lower cholesterol.
More Gluten Free & Paleo Pumpkin Recipes:
1.) Pumpkin Chili from Paleo Running Momma
There is so much to love about this chili!
First, it's gluten free, paleo and Whole30.
Second, I love a good savory pumpkin recipe. I see no reason why pumpkin should be relegated to the dessert table when it's SO good in savory dishes like this one.
This is also a one-pot chili, making cleanup as easy as the recipe is.
(If you're not paleo, this would be delicious with my gluten free corn muffins!)
2.) Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Fries from Inspired RD
Have you tried cooking with an actual pumpkin or have you only used the puree?
Cooking an actual pumpkin is a lot less intimidating than it sounds, and totally worth the effort. It's a lot like cooking a butternut squash – you just peel it, remove the seeds, and then cut into whatever shape you like.
Just make sure to buy a pie pumpkin (or sugar pumpkin) as the jack-o-lantern variety isn't as tasty.
3.) Paleo Pumpkin Hummus from The Paleo Mama & Meatified
Hummus without the chickpeas?
That may sound impossible, but this recipe makes it happen! A mix of pumpkin puree and zucchini gives the perfect hummus-like texture, no legumes required. Plenty of savory spices make this the perfect, flavorful dip for fall.
This is good news for all of you paleo pumpkin lovers out there!
4.) How to Perfectly Roast Pumpkin Seeds by Jamie Oliver
Do you roast the seeds after you carve your jack-o-lantern?
If you've ever tried, but haven't been satisfied with the results, these tips from Jamie Oliver are sure to help.
5.) Chocolate Pumpkin Sunbutter Treats from paleOMG
If you're more in the mood for a Paleo pumpkin dessert, Juli from PaleOMG has the perfect one for you!
These are a little bit like a (much healthier) Reeses, but with pumpkin and sunbutter and raw sugar to sweeten. These look so good!
I love savory pumpkin recipes, but sometimes nothing but a sweet, cozy pumpkin-y dessert will do.
For a totally decadent pumpkin treat you would never guess is gluten free and paleo, you must try my pumpkin swirl brownies.
They're beautiful, rich and SO satisfying. These would be perfect to bring to a party or to make with your family on a rainy fall afternoon.
7.) Pumpkin Mousse
This just may be the easiest pumpkin dessert ever. With only 4 ingredients, this takes only a few minutes to put together. You do need to prep it ahead though because it needs to set in the fridge.
You could even layer this pumpkin mousse with Greek yogurt for a special Halloween morning parfait!