Fall is here, which means pumpkin season is here. And that means that you can start indulging in all of your favorite pumpkin flavored treats, from delicious lattes and pies, to pastas, soups, and more. But to reap the benefits of pumpkin and enjoy all of its unique flavor, you should also give the following pumpkin smoothie recipes a try.
A Standard Pumpkin Smoothie
This is one of those pumpkin smoothie recipes that’s specifically designed for pumpkin lovers. If you aren’t a total fan of the taste of pumpkin, you may not like this recipe too much.
Start by putting a 16-ounce can of pumpkin puree into a freezer bag and freeze it for a minimum of 24 hours. Then simply heat that same bag up in the microwave for a minute or two until it’s softened. Finally, pour the pumpkin puree into a blender, along with 2 cups of milk (you can use plant-based milk), ¼ cup of brown sugar, and 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon. Blend it all together, and enjoy!
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Imagine the yummy flavors of a pumpkin pie in a smoothie that’s packed with protein and nutrients. Give this recipe a try and you won’t have to imagine it because you’ll be able to indulge in it.
For this super simple recipe, all you have to do is blend a cup of ice with 2/3 cup of fresh or canned pumpkin puree, ½ cup each of milk and yogurt (you can certainly use plant-based options if you’re a vegetarian), ¼ teaspoon each of pumpkin pie spice and ground cinnamon, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, and a frozen banana. Once everything is thoroughly blended, you’ll be ready to enjoy one of the best and easiest pumpkin smoothie recipes of the season.
Pumpkin and Chocolate Smoothie
Finally, you can get your pumpkin fix along with your chocolate fix with this sweet recipe.
Blend 2/3 cup of pumpkin puree, ½ cup of regular or plant-based yogurt, a cup of regular or plant-based milk, and ¾ cup of dark chocolate chips. Once smooth, add in 1.5 cups of ice and blend. Then pour into a glass and add some cocoa powder to the top.
These are just a few of the many pumpkin smoothie recipes that you can enjoy this fall. Give them a try to find your favorite, and feel free to experiment with your own recipes, as you may be able to create a delicious masterpiece.