Pumpkin puree is an amazing ingredient to create healthy desserts. It also works super well in smoothies. It’s smooth texture adds a silky feel to the smoothie and the nutritional content make it a win-win in a smoothie. I love the taste of pumpkin pie, so I thought making it into a smoothie would be a fabulous idea.
Try it and I think you’ll love it. It’s also great for someone who has eating challenges and can’t chew, at least they can drink their pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup of pumpkin puree, canned or fresh
- 1 peeled banana
- 2 tablespoons of honey or 4 pitted dates
- 1 cup of almond, coconut, oat or soy milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- a few ice cubes
Place all ingredients in a blender and secure the lid. Blend on high until smooth, adding more liquid if necessary.
Pumpkin contains a variety of nutrients that can improve your heart health. It’s high in potassium, vitamin C and fiber, which have been linked to heart benefits. Pumpkin is also high in antioxidants, which may protect “bad” LDL cholesterol from oxidizing. Rich in vitamin A, iron and fiber, canned pumpkin promotes healthy eyesight, oxygen usage, energy production and digestion.