This delicious pumpkin pie smoothie is full of fall flavors, and it is a celebration of the best of fall recipes, all in a delicious, healthy, easy-to-make smoothie!
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Yes, this fall we should eat lots of zucchini bread and pumpkin pie, but why not together in the form of a creamy, cinnamon-y pumpkin pie smoothie?
And down in Washington DC, where I live, fall months are often still warm so a chilly smoothie is most welcome on those unusually warm days. This smoothie is not just a celebration of fall spicy wonders, it is full of filling nutrition. The primary ingredients are cashew milk, mixed with spiralized zucchini and pumpkin puree.
How Healthy Is Pumpkin?
Pumpkin is endlessly fun and colorful, but it is so nutritious! Full of antioxidants, fiber and many vitamins, especially vitamin E, great for skin, and vitamin A and carotenoids, offering incredible eye protection.
Now, remember, pumpkin puree is a canned pumpkin that is not sweetened and has no other ingredients. It’s best to buy a quality organic brand to be sure you are getting a pure product.
How Healthy Is Zucchini?
Zucchini is another prime ingredient. I spiralized it for this smoothie to make it easy to disappear in the blender. Since zucchini is primarily water, it disappears quite nicely in a high-speed blender, leaving behind a smoothie full of vitamins.
What does this squash add? Zucchini is full of vitamins B6, riboflavin, folate, C, and K, and minerals, like potassium and manganese. It is also full of disease-fighting antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. This smoothie is much easier to make than zucchini bread or pumpkin pie, just blend all ingredients and serve chilled.
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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
- 1/2 cup cashew milk
- 1/2 cup organic pumpkin puree I use this brand
- 1/2 cup zoodled zucchini
- 1/4 cup carrots
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
- Blend, top with yogurt, cinnamon, grated zucchini, a few walnuts and enjoy! Don't forget, tastes better with a glass straw!
Dee Dine is founder of Green Smoothie Gourmet, a plant based recipe blog, and author of the recent cookbook, Crazy Healthy with 4 Ingredients . On this blog you’ll find incredibly easy recipes with hidden veggies for anyone wanting to eat healthier, regardless of diet. Dee has graduate degrees in biology, immunology and journalism. More about Dee Dine here.