Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie

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A tall glass of our gluten-free vegan Green Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

‘Tis the season for pumpkin everything.

Yes, even though October is over I’m still going strong with my pumpkin addiction and will be for a while. (Don’t even get me started on pumpkin butter – oy).

I partly blame this pumpkin pie green smoothie. Can’t stop, won’t stop.

Wood plank with spinach, pumpkin pie spice, coconut milk, almond milk vegan vanilla protein powder, pumpkin puree, banana, and greens powder

This smoothie comes together in 5 minutes, using 1 blender, and requires just 6 ingredients.

And guess what? It tastes like pumpkin pie! You know, without all the crust and coconut whipped cream. But still…

The ingredients are SO simple you likely have them in your pantry right now. Pumpkin purée is blended with frozen, ripe banana, almond + coconut milk, pumpkin pie spice and spinach!

Two things are optional: A greens powder and protein powder (listed below).

Seeing as I’ve just posted a Vegan Protein Powder Review, I suggest two of my favorites for this smoothie. However, protein is optional! The addition just makes it more of a meal than a snack.

Blender containing our gluten-free vegan Green Pumpkin Pie Smoothie recipe

I think you guys are going to LOVE this smoothie! It’s:

Creamy
Cold
Pumpkiny
Perfectly sweet
Healthy
Refreshing
& Insanely delicious

I couldn’t believe how delicious this smoothie was at first sip. It makes the perfect fall breakfast, post-workout recovery, or afternoon snack. If you aren’t into pumpkin, try it with Cinnamon-Sugar ApplesMatcha, or Mango instead!

Measuring glass with 12 ounces of our Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie

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Measuring glass filled with Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie and a straw alongside ingredients used to make it

NOTE: Recipe updated for simplicity and flavor on 9/19/19.

Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie

Creamy, pumpkiny green smoothie made with just 6 simple ingredients in 5 minutes. The perfect fall breakfast or snack.
Author Minimalist Baker
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Pumpkins on a wood plank beside a measuring glass of our Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie recipe
4.14 from 22 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 (smoothie)
Course Beverage, Breakfast
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 2 Days

Ingredients

  • 1 small frozen ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1 large handful organic spinach*
  • 3/4 cup dairy-free milk (we prefer light coconut milk or plain unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice*
  • 2 Tbsp plain or vanilla protein powder (we like Vanilla protein by Nuzest or Tropeaka)

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth, scraping down sides as needed. If too thick, add more dairy-free milk.
  • Taste and adjust flavor as needed. For more pumpkin flavor, add more pumpkin pie spice. For more sweetness, add more banana, or a bit more vanilla protein powder - optional (or a bit of maple syrup, agave or stevia extract).
  • Serve immediately. Best when fresh, though will keep in the refrigerator well covered up to 2 days.

Notes

*We like buying bagged organic spinach and throw it right in the freezer! This way it keeps fresh for weeks and makes your smoothie cold and creamy. However, fresh spinach will work fine, too. You may just want to add 1-2 ice cubes to cool it down.
*DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without protein powder or greens powder.

Nutrition (1 of 1 servings)

Serving: 1 smoothie Calories: 188 Carbohydrates: 36.9 g Protein: 5.2 g Fat: 5 g Saturated Fat: 3.2 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 142 mg Fiber: 6.6 g Sugar: 16.4 g

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  1. Amanda Brown says

    This recipe is great! I teach nutrition classes that involve recipes and this was a big hit in my class today!
    I chose to use vanilla oat milk instead of using a vanilla protein powder. The population I teach is lower income and this isn’t always available to them or something they can afford. It turned out great and everyone loved it!

  2. Denise says

    Tastes delicious! I used soy milk and kale because that is what I had on hand. Also used hemp hearts instead of protein powder, which I don’t have. Perfect use for my very ripe banana and leftover pumpkin.

  3. sharon Schofield says

    This is good, I had to modify my ingredients.Iput in 3//4 cup 2percent milk,1tbsp of plain yogurt,and added some water bc it was thick constitency .

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Sharon. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  4. Garrett says

    Um… THIS WAS SO GOOD I AM FREAKING OUT. I used all the ingredient besides the protons powder just to keep it super natural and Before I mixed it I honestly was thinking “how is this going to be good?” With such simple ingredients and OH MAN.

    That was the actual best smoothie I have ever had in my life and it felt like such a guilt pleasure but I know it was not!

    The one thing I will say is that I think
    About 1.5 cups of whatever milk alternative (I used unsweetened collagen free almost milk) worked out a by better for me.

    The suggested 3/4th is wasn’t blending so well, but that could just be me ??‍♂️ So I’d suggest a splash more milk or even a splash of water just to get it moving.

    But all-in-all this was completely wonderful and thank you!

  5. Roxanne Smith says

    I’ve made this recipe a couple of times now and definitely will be making it many more times this Fall. I added three dates to the recipe and I use sunflower protein.

    I appreciate the tip on putting spinach in the freezer, started doing that yesterday. ?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Roxanne. We are so glad you enjoy the smoothie and found the spinach tip helpful! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  6. Susan L Burke says

    I whipped up your pumpkin pie green smoothie last year & adored it. This year, I replaced the “vanilla protein powder” with a powder-less combo that I got from one of your other smoothie recipes: 2 Tblsp hemp hearts + 1 Tblsp chia seeds + 1 Tblspn instant oats. It came out smooth & delicious!

  7. Susan Wojcik says

    I love this smoothie. I used spurilina powder and added zucchini. Nice and thick and absolutely delicious! A keeper!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks for sharing! Next time would you mind adding a rating to your review? It’s super helpful to us and other readers! xoxo

  8. Cher says

    I did not really enjoy this smoothie to much, I have to agree with the 1st comment and say that it was pretty bland and did not taste much like pumpkin at all. It had a very small bannana taste at 1st go, however since it wasn’t sweet enough I added an addl 1/2banna which did sweeten it but it also made the bannana the only main flavor I could taste, so then I added a tsp of cocoa powder and was happy with that. Tasted like a bannana chocolate smoothie and my 7 year old was happy at the end as well. All this being said… I used only coconut milk, I had no almond. I also did not measure anything but that’s because I’ve been baking forever and never measure anything. I’m pretty good at ‘eyeballing’ measurements so I don’t think that factured in too much.

  9. Karrin says

    Sorry, but I really didn’t like this recipe. It came out super thick and I feel the ingredients portions are way off. This didn’t taste like pumpkin at all and was very bland. I’m not a fan of protein powder so I didn’t add that, but it would have been super easy to make it tasty without all the optional ingredients.

  10. Chelsey says

    I was really skeptical of this, but it turned out FANTASTIC! It honestly tastes just like other pumpkin smoothies I’ve had, but with the benefit of spinach. My green didn’t come out as vibrant or pretty as yours (probably because I didn’t have the green powder), but it still tasted pretty good.

    At one point, I doubled the recipe (I like to fill up a mason jar and have this as my breakfast at work) and forgot the second banana. BIG mistake. This needs the sugar from the banana. I liked someone else’s idea of using dates and coconut oil, so I may give that a shot just to see how it goes. But if you think you can just nix the banana, I’m here to tell you: don’t.

    The only change I made was making my own pumpkin pie spice, but I had to grind my cloves (I only had whole cloves from a previous recipe) which was…too much clove flavor. Next time, I’ll just buy some pumpkin pie spice.

  11. Ella says

    Made this while looking for ways to use up the pumpkin puree in my freezer. Added a huge chunk of frozen puree with everything else fresh. Beautiful flavor combination, this is my new go-to smoothie. Thanks for posting! So delicious!

  12. Cynthia Gomez says

    Swapped out the spinach for kale and used cholrella/spirulina tablets in substitute of green powder. Love the flavor combo, thanks for the inspo dana!!

  13. Tammy Webb says

    The pumpkin smoothie was amazingly filling! Smooth and creamy just like a custard. Thank you for that and all your recipes. They’ve been so helpful since going plant based!

  14. Kristi says

    So delicious! Followed the recipe exactly with Vega Protein and Greens but no green powder. Yum! My two year old loved it and kept asking for more. Great recipe!

  15. Kristen M says

    I lost my green smoothie virginity with this one today! I probably didn’t make the most seasonal choice, but I love everything pumpkin any time of year. It was absolutely delicious and very refreshing! Thanks for the recipe Dana!

  16. Jess says

    I absolutely LOVED this smoothie this morning. I usually do banana, spinach, coconut milk, and PB powder and was looking for a change. Absolutely delicious, filling, and beyond beautiful!

  17. Sharon S says

    I love this! I’m having it right now. The banana, pumpkin and spinach were frozen, so it turned out like frozen yogurt. Yummy! Had to add double the cashew milk to get it going.

  18. Traci says

    I absolutely loved it! So yummy! My 8 year old loved it too! I think I added more spinach to the recipe too. Very good recipe! Thank you!

  19. Sophie says

    Nothing so creamy and dreamy as a pumpkin pie smoothie. I personally can’t ever detect spinach flavor in my drinks. It’s just so mild. Who cares if it’s a different color?

  20. Beth says

    This was great! I was out of banana but used a few dates and some coconut oil to compensate from the sweetness/fat from the banana.

  21. Mara says

    I love everything about this smoothie–creamy, pumpkin pie-ish, and really green and super healthy. I don’t have the green powder but it’s just as wonderful without it. Thanks Dana!

  22. Jane B says

    This looks absolutely amazing, to ad a bit more sweetness i would ad a tea spoon of honey as well, I’ll definitely give it a try this weekend!

  23. Amanda M. says

    Just made this and its AMAZING. Perfect for when I want dessert in the morning but need the energy a smoothie provides.

  24. Hannah says

    Love this! I’ve been on a pumpkin smoothie kick and I love that you added some green to it! Just as good with just almond milk and I added an extra 1/2 t of cinnamon :)

  25. John @ ILoveMyJuicer.com says

    It seemed like a really interesting idea, but probably my execution was terrible because I didn’t really enjoy the taste. Oh well.

  26. Leanne says

    I have a tip on cooking whole pumpkins. A large pumpkin, stab all around the top with large knife. Place on a plate, microwave on high for 25 minutes. Let cool, then easily slice, scoop away seeds, peel comes away easily, and the flesh is not soggy like boiled type.

  27. Beck says

    This is amazing- so yummy! Banana spinach smoothie is already my favorite- & I love all things pumpkin- so you can imagine how excited I am about this! Tastes like I’m drinking pumpkin pie! The kids loved it as well- once they got past the glowing green color :)
    I added wheatgrass and maca powders.
    Thank you thank you thank you for this recipe!

  28. Amanda says

    Loved this, I used more almond milk instead of coconut milk, and hemp seeds instead of protein powder. Didn’t try the green powder. For those who didn’t like it, just change up the measurements to your liking. I don’t like super sweet smoothies, but you can always add more fruit or other sweeteners if thats what you want. The pumpkin makes this smoothie a lot more satisfying than a basic green smoothie, great idea

  29. Hailey says

    I just whipped this up in a few minutes using variations on ingredients and the amounts and it turned out great! I didn’t have spinach and was worried the kale I had would be too bitter but I used a small amount and it was fine. Here’s what I used: kale, frozen banana, almond milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, and double the pumpkin pie spice. Yum!

  30. Carolyn says

    Great recipe. My toddler soon and I have been drinking this this smoothie for breakfast. I prefer thicker smoothies, so I swapped 1/4 cup Greek yogurt for the coconut milk and added 1/4 cup oats and a tablespoon your fantastic pumpkin butter for a little extra sweetness :) thank you!

  31. Maria Mansfield says

    I love smoothies but recently learned that I need to avoid bananas. What is a good substitute for bananas? And don’t say dates, they don’t work well in a blender.

  32. Quin @ Butter Be Ready says

    I’m loving this pumpkin pie green smoothie, Dana! The recipe looks simple and easy; gorgeous photos as always :)

  33. Faith says

    This looks amazing! When it comes to pumpkin drinks, I often think of hot. I would have never thought about a smoothie! I can’t wait to try this one out. Thank you for sharing!

  34. Judy Lever says

    Made Pumpkin Pie Smoothie – only had to hand frozen minced spinach, and no mace. Used more liquid and it was more than adequate for two portions – absolutely delicious, very different. Thank you so much. Will try mango next!

  35. Brandi says

    Made the pumpkin bread this weekend and used the leftover over pumpkin purée and pumpkin pie spice for the shake this morning. Used Juiceplus Complete Vanilla Powder with Organic Burst wheatgrass powder and kale instead of spinach and it turned out great :)

  36. Stu says

    LOVE this pumpkin pie smoothie recipe and have used it before, THANKS for reminding me how good it is! Canned pumpkin puree is equally tasty, and nutritious per my Registered Dietitian wife, and I use it to keep my prep time under your designated 5 minutes. I threw a few frozen mango chunks in last time which made it even creamier without masking or dominating the pumpkin flavor.

  37. nursermk says

    Hi, well I had the ingredients so gave it a try and Yikes! This was a big miss for me, so sorry… I even tried adding the vanilla powder and then tried the green powder but not able to get past this flavor combo. I am sure it is super healthy and hope others enjoy it and have better luck?! I may try deleting the spinach and adding apple if I dare again…

      • nursermk says

        Perhaps I was expecting a different taste profile… I appreciate many other recipes you’ve given me so no harm in this rare mis-step. Thank you for the chance to make something new; I’ll never stop trying and learning!

    • donatella says

      Yes, I agree, a big miss. I’m thinking more pumpkin and less spinach MIGHT improve this recipe.
      Love everything else I’ve made from the Minimalist.

      • nursermk says

        Yes, someone else said maybe a fruit ( chopped apple, pear or orange juice) instead of the spinach? Reminds me of the Sesame Street song “One of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn’t belong…” and spinach is an odd inclusion. You are right though, this site has provided me with so many awesome recipes, the law of averages allows a miss!