Pumpkin Spice and everything nice. 'Tis the season for cozying-up with a little "over-dose" of all things pumpkin. And I could not help but try these smoothie recipes that embrace the season and give me another way to use up all this pumpkin I've got. There are soooo many recipes, but these were the best three I tried and enjoyed. Feel free to do as I did and substitute or add ingredients to your palette's content. If there are others you've tried and enjoy let me know. 



Vegan Pumpkin Banana:

Kept this one almost as is and have been enjoying its yumminess all month. 

  • 3/4 cups unsweetened almond milk (I used sweetened almond milk)
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 teaspoon finely ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree (fresh is best, but canned will work)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons grade B maple syrup (OR honey)
  • 1/4 teaspoon each of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger
Get complete recipe here.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie:

I removed the agave nectar to give me something slightly less sweet.

  • 1 cup coconut milk (in the carton, not the can)
  • about ¾ cup (give or take) canned or pureed pumpkin
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. agave nectar
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • ¼ cup unsweetened flaked coconut (very optional) 
  • ¼ cup pecans
  • 2 frozen bananas (peeled and cut into thirds)
  • 1 cup ice cubes
Get complete recipe here.

Apple Dates Banana: 

Added pumpkin, just because. 

  • 1 cup milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1 medium banana, peeled
  • 2 medium apples, peeled, cored and cut into large chunks
  • 6 dates
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Get complete recipe here.