Pumpkin Season Favorite! Delicious+ Creamy, this Vegan Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is perfectly balanced with pumpkin spice, maple syrup and salt! No banana, just two secret ingredients that make this smoothie irresistible!
What makes THIS Pumpkin Pie Smoothie different from other recipes for pumpkin pie smoothies?
Two things: tahini + salt.
The tahini gives this pumpkin smoothie a fantastic complexity. It makes things a bit nutty and creates the creaminess.
Now the salt. It might seem odd to add salt to a smoothie, but THIS IS THE SECRET. DO NOT skip it!
If you’re afraid of the salt, start with a generous pinch and add more from there. Between 1/8 to 1/4 tsp max.
For this smoothie it makes the sweet seem sweeter and the rich pumpkin-y goodness shine.
how to make a creamy pumpkin pie smoothie
One of the best ways to deliver maximum flavor without having to add a bunch of dry spices is to use Pumpkin Spice Extract. In a smoothie, you don’t want to feel any gritty dry spices, so extract is the way to go!
Other uses for pumpkin spice extract: pumpkin white chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin spice banana bread or maple pumpkin oatmeal.
Next, let’s talk ice.
Adding ice to a pumpkin pie smoothie takes away from the creamy texture. Since this smoothie tastes mega delicious when it’s cold, I recommend making it and popping it in the fridge or freezer for 15 minutes. Of course it also helps if all your ingredients start cold – use frozen pumpkin puree to get a head start on the chill.
Pure fall ingredients.
Bananas are often the go-to ingredient to thicken and naturally sweeten smoothies. No reason to add a banana flavor to this smoothie – the pumpkin + tahini work perfectly together to create a smoothie texture. This pumpkin pie smoothie has no banana!
There are just 2 steps to make this smoothie:
BLEND + ENJOY!
Thanksgiving Leftovers Idea!
This recipe also works well with sweet potato puree. Since you’re bound to have some sweet potato casserole leftover from Thanksgiving use it to make a smoothie. Just take out the maple syrup and cinnamon since your casserole probably has those ingredients mixed in.
Without a doubt, this healthy Vegan Pumpkin Pie Smoothie will become one of your favorite fall treats. It’s pure pumpkin pie in a glass.
Pumpkin Season Favorite! Delicious+ Creamy, this Vegan Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is perfectly balanced with pumpkin spice, maple syrup and salt!
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 3 Tbs pumpkin puree
- 2 Tbs maple syrup
- 1 Tbs tahini
- 1 tsp pumpkin spice extract
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 – 1/4 tsp kosher salt (this really elevates the flavors)
Blend all ingredients with a high speed blender.
Sit back and enjoy!
What can you do with leftover pumpkin?
Are you constantly ending up with a 1/4 or 1/2 can of leftover pumpkin? I am!
Here are 5 ways to use leftover pumpkin that don’t require a recipe!
- Oatmeal: Swirl into in bowl of oats with maple syrup. For a full pumpkin oatmeal recipe try this one>>!
- Soup: Add pumpkin to your favorite soup recipe. It will add nutrients and thicken it up a bit!
- Hummus: Blend pumpkin puree with a can of chickpeas for a fall themed hummus perfect for toast or dipping!
- Pasta: Add extra pumpkin to your red sauce for pumpkin pasta bliss! Easy red sauce recipe here>>!
- Pancakes: Mix it into your favorite pancake recipe.
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This is my favorite smoothie I’ve ever drank in my life. Soooooo creamy and good.
This is yummy!
Thanks Jodi! 🙂