Pumpkin Banana Smoothie – The Flavors of Pumpkin in a Glass

It’s that time of the year again so I’m in the mood for pumpkin.  I’m addicted to smoothies and always looking around for different recipes, so decided to try a pumpkin banana smoothie.

Many smoothies are strictly summertime drinks.  Refreshingly cool and energizing, they are designed for the warmer months.  But as the temperature drops, we begin to crave something more substantial.  Hot, warming pies, breads and cookies straight from the oven tempt us with their spicy aroma.  And it’s so easy to over-indulge. 

Now I’m not saying you should never treat yourself to the odd pumpkin pie or cookie.  Certainly not.  But if you love the taste of pumpkin, a much healthier way to indulge that craving is with a pumpkin banana smoothie.  It’s the same flavors, just colder and in a glass.

Always use frozen banana when making these smoothies.  Frozen banana makes them smooth and creamy with a sweet, vanilla-like flavour.

Enjoy these smoothies as a liquid breakfast or as a delicious end-of-meal dessert.

Pumpkin Banana Smoothie

pumpkin banana smoothie

This is a thick, creamy smoothie and is substantial enough to be a meal replacement.  Would easily serve two.

Ingredients

1 cup pumpkin puree
1 frozen banana
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 ½ cups almond milk
3 – 4 Medjool dates
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground ginger

How to Make

Blend together the pumpkin puree, frozen banana, almond butter, almond milk, medjool dates, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger until smooth. 
Serve in your favourite glasses.


Pumpkin Banana Vanilla Smoothie

pumpkin banana vanilla smoothie

Ingredients

1 cup pumpkin puree
1 frozen banana
½ cup Greek style vanilla yogurt
1 cup almond milk
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

How to Make

Add the pumpkin puree, frozen banana, vanilla yogurt, almond milk, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla bean paste to the blender.  Blend until thick and creamy.

This recipe makes two very large glasses.


Pumpkin Banana Chocolate

Ingredients

1 cup pumpkin puree
1 frozen banana
½ cup vanilla yogurt
1 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon cacao
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon

How to Make

Blitz all the ingredients together until everything is wonderfully thick and creamy.  Pour into a glass and enjoy.aspoon nutmeg

Pumpkin Coconut Banana

Ingredients

1 cup pumpkin puree
1 frozen banana
1 cup coconut milk
1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie seasoning
½ cup vanilla yogurt

How to Make

Add all the ingredients to your blender and whizz on high until smooth.  Pour into serving glasses.



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