Who’s ready for a healthy, festive smoothie to kick off the weekend?
Meeeee!!! And guys, this Ultimate Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is one for the books. It’s creamy, smooth and perfectly sweet, with all the fall flavors you could ever imagine in one frosty glass. It’s certainly won me over as my smoothie of choice for the next couple of months, and I’m pretty sure it will be yours too once you give it a shot.
I mean, who knew that something so full of healthy ingredients could taste so dreamy? We’re talking pureed pumpkin, cooked sweet potato, yogurt, etc. plus everything you’d add to your favorite pumpkin baked goods like pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, maple syrup and vanilla extract. If you’re a pumpkin-lover, you seriously can’t go wrong with this one.
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of nutrient-loaded smoothies for my first meal of the day. Although the hubs and I usually go for this Power Protein Smoothie, sometimes (if we’re feeling like we need an extra hit of hydration) we go for this Recovery Smoothie. And now that we have The Ultimate Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, we have just the smoothie to turn to for the entire fall season!
Let’s talk about these ingredients real quick, because I’m guessing you probably did a bit of a double take when you saw the words “sweet potato” up there. Just trust me on this one. They are seriously THE perfect addition to this smoothie, not only for some extra creaminess and a touch of sweetness, but also because they (along with the pumpkin) add a HUGE dose of Vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene, plus an assortment of B vitamins and inflammation-fighting potassium.
Now you tell me, who doesn’t want a breakfast that is this healthy but tastes like a decadent dessert?
The other great thing about The Ultimate Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (besides how delicious it tastes) is that it’s equally enjoyable served two different ways:
You can drink it straight up from a glass with a straw OR
You can top it with some granola and extra fruit (maybe even peanut butter?) and make it into a tasty smoothie bowl.
It’s up to you, pick your poison!
I hope you all have a wonderful fall weekend filled with lots of delicious pumpkin food and drink!
This pumpkin pie smoothie takes all of your favorite flavors of fall and turns them into a healthy breakfast perfect for any day of the week!
- 2 bananas, cut into chunks and frozen
- 1 sweet potato, peeled, cut into chunks and boiled until tender
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 cup ice
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Serve smoothie in two glasses with a straw or in bowls topped with your favorite smoothie bowl toppings.