Easy and nutrient packed vegan pumpkin pie smoothie that has over 20 grams of plant based protein and tastes like a slice of pumpkin pie in smoothie form! Absolutely no banana, naturally sweetened, and super creamy, this healthy pumpkin smoothie is the perfect fall breakfast!

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Super easy banana-free pumpkin smoothie recipe

If you’re looking for a way to enjoy pumpkin in drinkable forms other than a pumpkin spice latte, then you need to try this easy, low sugar and protein packed vegan pumpkin pie smoothie.

This vegan pumpkin smoothie tastes like a slice of pumpkin pie in smoothie form, yet is packed with over 20 grams of plant based protein, naturally gluten free, low sugar (no banana!), and is the perfect healthy early fall breakfast to start your morning when it’s still not too chilly!

You’re going to fall in love with this pumpkin pie smoothie!

Why you’ll love this vegan pumpkin pie smoothie:

While you know my favorite fruit is bananas, sometimes they don’t belong in a recipe. Especially when it comes to pumpkin pie smoothies! This pumpkin spice smoothie is completely banana free so that there is no overpowering banana taste competing with the pumpkin spice.

It’s also incredibly creamy thanks to the oat milk. Plus, it’s full of that classic pumpkin spice flavor from the cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and ginger.

But not only that, this pumpkin pie smoothie is full of some pretty incredible benefits:

  • This smoothie has over 20 grams of plant based protein
  • Contains more than 1 day of Vitamin A
  • Is full of soluble fiber thanks to the oats
  • Contains anti-inflammatory properties from the cinnamon

Plus, this healthy pumpkin pie smoothie is ready in 5 minutes and can be scaled up or down to feed just one or a crowd. What’s not to love?

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Ingredients & Substitutions

This ultra creamy and smooth pumpkin pie smoothie is entire vegan and gluten free, yet you’d never know, thanks to the amazing plant based ingredients we’re using.

For this vegan pumpkin smoothie, you’ll need:

  • Pumpkin puree: not pumpkin pie filling! Always double check the can. We’re also chilling the pumpkin puree in the freezer first. This will help blend it into a thick and creamy smoothie without adding ice.
  • Dates: This will be our natural fruit sweetener in place of banana. Dates have a more neutral taste, at times more caramel, which will lend itself well to the pumpkin pie-flavor!
  • Oat milk: or you can use any dairy free milk!
  • Oats: sort of like a crust of pumpkin pie, the oats make this smoothie filling and substantial so you’re not hungry an hour later.
  • Maple syrup: just a touch for that classic fall flavor!
  • Pumpkin pie spice: this is just a blend of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, and/or ginger. You can make it yourself or find it in stores!
  • Pea protein powder: I used the Chai Pea Protein by Nuzest, but you can also use a vanilla pea protein, or cinnamon flavored one.

This healthy fall smoothie is simple enough for you to make right before work or school, or even post workout!

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How to make a vegan pumpkin smoothie (overview)

Of course, there are some tips to making a super creamy vegan pumpkin pie smoothie!

  • I recommend using a high speed blender, such as an Oster blender. That’s my personal favorite brand, but you can also use a Vitamix. I used to make everything in a Nutribullet and I just realized, I never really liked it, it would never fully blend the banana, and the smoothie would need to be extra liquid-y in order for it to work, so I don’t recommend that one!
  • Freeze the pumpkin puree for at least 3 hours before blending. This will make for an extra creamy pumpkin pie smoothie that’s not watered down because then we don’t even need ice!
  • How to freeze bananas for smoothies: I personally like to slice the banana into coins or halves (coins is preferred) and placing them into an airtight bag before placing them into the freezer. This will make sure that the banana is easy to blend while also being creamy still.
  • Use either oat milk or coconut milk for an extra creamy smoothie. Using oat milk will make this taste more like a slice of pumpkin pie, but the coconut milk will add really nice refreshing and light coconut flavor. You can also use almond milk here, but I wouldn’t recommend anything watered down that you’d find in the refrigerated section of the stores. That’s why I personally recommend oat milk, because oat milk tends to be creamier, unless you’re using a full can of coconut milk!
  • Make your own pumpkin pie spice blend! Simply combine 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 3/4 tsp cloves, 1/4 tsp nutmeg.
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Pumpkin pie smoothie add-ins:

Here are some fun and nutritious smoothie add-ins and customizations for this pumpkin pie smoothie:

  • Add in a tablespoon of coconut cream on top and a dash of extra cinnamon for the “whipped cream” on top of a slice of vegan pumpkin pie.
  • Swirl in a tablespoon of stevia-sweetened chocolate chips or coconut flakes for an extra crunch if your smoothie is thick enough to be spoonable.
  • Sprinkle on some ground flaxseed or puffed quinoa for extra nutrients.
  • Add in a spoonful of almond or cashew butter for some healthy added fats.
  • Steam and freeze chopped carrots for some extra veggies in your smoothie!
  • Toss in some toasted pepitas/pumpkin seeds for an extra dose of magnesium!
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This is going to be your new favorite fall breakfast smoothie! If you make it, let me know down below in the comments section below, as well as giving it a rating so that others can find it.

As always, I absolutely love to see your beautiful creations on Instagram and Pinterest, so be sure to tag me there!

Happy blending!

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Healthy Vegan Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (Protein Packed, No Banana)

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Healthy Vegan Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (Protein Packed, No Banana)

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (Protein Packed!)

  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 2
  • Cook Time: 1
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Easy and nutrient packed vegan pumpkin pie smoothie that has over 20 grams of plant based protein and tastes like a slice of pumpkin pie in smoothie form! Absolutely no banana, naturally sweetened, and super creamy, this healthy pumpkin smoothie is the perfect fall breakfast!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree, frozen
  • 4 medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats, gluten free as needed
  • 2 tbsp pea chai or vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups oat milk or unsweetened dairy free milk

Instructions

  1. In a large blender, blend all ingredients together.
  2. Pour into a glass and serve!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 of smoothie
  • Calories: 308
  • Sugar: 20.8 g
  • Sodium: 193.4 mg
  • Fat: 3.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.9 g
  • Fiber: 8.2 g
  • Protein: 22 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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