Pumpkin pie smoothie in a large mason jar with a stick of cinnamon sticking out next to fall decorations and a brown towel on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Pumpkin Pie Healthy Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is a healthier way to enjoy the pumpkin spice season. It's packed with protein and perfect for breakfast or a snack.

When we make homemade pumpkin puree, we tend to have a lot of it from just one pumpkin. When that happens, we set out to make all of the pumpkin foods we can! Of course, most of the pumpkin recipes you’ll find are baked goods and desserts. As a gourd, pumpkin can also be tasty in soups and stews, but that doesn’t seem to be as common. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is a bit more of a healthy option because it’s packed with protein as well as fruit and vegetables plus natural sugars. Yes, it’s not the most healthy thing you can eat, but it’s more healthy than the (delicious) Pumpkin Roll

Over the years, we’ve come up with and made quite a few recipes that include pumpkin and pumpkin puree. It’s so yummy, and only made for a short time every year. The hardest part of making this smoothie is waiting for the banana to freeze. If you know you are going to be making a smoothie for yourself, or a batch to share, make sure you put the bananas in the freezer a few hours before so they are frozen. 

If you don’t have time to freeze the banana, add a few cubes of ice to thicken it up. The benefit of the frozen banana is to thicken without watering it down. 

You can also use regular yogurt rather than Greek yogurt, but again, you will lose some of the thick, creamy texture. Also, Greek yogurt has more protein in it, so the protein count will be lower with regular yogurt. We use unsweetened almond milk for almost everything. If you buy the sweetened or vanilla milk, you may want to cut back on the maple syrup. It will already have the sweetener from the milk. 

One last note: make sure you use pure maple syrup. There’s a huge difference between pure syrup and “breakfast syrup” such as Aunt Jemima’s. 

Step by Step

Freeze the banana ahead of time. Once you are ready to make the smoothie, add all of your ingredients to the blender. Blend for about two minutes, until it’s smooth.

"mise en place" for a pumpkin pie smoothie: 3 white bowls with pumpkin puree, almond milk, and greek yogurt, a banana, and maple syrup all on a wooden surface

Pour into serving glasses and garnish with a pinch of pumpkin pie spice.

Pumpkin pie smoothie in a large mason jar with a stick of cinnamon sticking out next to fall decorations and a brown towel on a wooden surface (vertical)


Originally Published On: September 26, 2018

Last Updated On: September 28, 2019

Pumpkin pie smoothie in a large mason jar with a stick of cinnamon sticking out next to fall decorations and a brown towel on a wooden surface

Pumpkin Pie Healthy Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is a healthier way to enjoy the pumpkin spice season. It’s packed with protein and perfect for breakfast or a snack.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Freezing Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin, smoothie
Servings: 2
5 from 6 votes


  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt (plain)
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp maple syrup

Recommended Equipment


  • Freeze the banana for 1-2 hours
  • Place all ingredients in the blender
  • Blend for about 2 minutes, until smooth
  • Serve immediately and garnish with a pinch of pumpkin pie spice
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Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Pie Healthy Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 228 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 193mg8%
Potassium 684mg20%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 12785IU256%
Vitamin C 13.7mg17%
Calcium 260mg26%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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44 thoughts on “Pumpkin Pie Healthy Smoothie”

  1. I make a lot of smoothies at home, so I usually have a few banana in the freezer. This recipe looks delicious. I love pumpkin flavor anything! I’m going to try this as soon as I get some pumpkin purée.

    1. We don’t usually keep bananas in the freezer because we eat them too quickly! We’ve made this with frozen banana and with ice in it if the banana wasn’t frozen and both worked well.

  2. That is fantastic recipe for simple-but-healthy breakfast! Although you combine some ingredients that are easy to find at the supermarket, this smoothie can bring a high level of energy for a long day at work! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I’m not one to eat actual pumpkin pie but this smoothie looks so light and creamy that I think I could totally do this! It looks so tasty too! 😉

  4. I have been drinking my fair share of PSL since it came out so this is definitely right up my alley! I haven’t made my own pumpkin puree before though. Is it okay to use canned?

  5. OH wow this sounds so good! I’ve never had apumpkin smoothie but I am here for all the pumpkin things. So going to try this!

  6. Melanie williams

    Ooo I do love a good smoothie. Never thought about doing a pumpkin one before – great idea ready for the Halloween season xx

  7. Word up, everyone: she’s right. DON’T USE TABLE SYRUP. Use the real deal if you want real taste. That said, I have to say, I have zero appetite with my current head cold, BUT this actually looks and sounds appealing enough that I might try it if I can motivate myself off the recliner lol…

    1. It’s so true! Real maple syrup is no comparison to the “other stuff” out there! I hope you feel better soon, this may be soothing to a head cold and give you more energy without a lot of effort to cook!

    1. We did the same for both of my boys for a while. They weren’t eating well so we had a lot of healthy smoothies. They didn’t realize how much fruit and vegetables they were actually eating!

    1. Oh man, I don’t know what my boys would do with a banana allergy, they eat them every day! For substitutes, you could try mangoes, pears, dates, applesauce, or papaya if you like any of those. It wouldn’t have the exact same flavor, and I haven’t tested those, but they could be a possible alternative.

  8. Stephanie, this smoothie is simply genius! I’m so picky about ingredients in general and Iike all of the things you included in this smoothie. I’m definitely going to adopt it 🙂

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