Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl
With warm sweet spices, hidden veggies, and a dash of caffeine, this creamy, healthy, pumpkin spice latte smoothie bowl is the perfect way to start off your fall mornings! Ready in less than 10 minutes, and can be made kid-friendly too!
Servings: 2 people
- ⅔ cup milk of choice
- ⅔ cup brewed coffee, cooled optional, you can also use decaf
- ½ cup pumpkin puree make sure it's not "pumpkin pie filling"!
- ⅓ cup plain yogurt or vegan yogurt
- 1 small banana chopped and frozen
- 2 tbsp nut or seed butter you can also use peanut butter powder
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- 1 dash ground nutmeg
- 1 dash ground cloves
- 4-5 ice cubes
- 2 cups fresh baby spinach (optional - for extra veggies)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional - for more of a dessert feel)
If you don’t already have banana in your freezer, chop one and freeze the night before you make this smoothie. If you forget this step, just add a 2 or 3 extra ice cubes when making.
Place ingredients into blender in order listed.
Secure lid and blend on high until smooth.
Pour into glass or bowl and enjoy immediately. If desired, top with more seeds, coconut flakes, sliced fruit or garnish of choice. Can cover and store in refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
Tips for Making this Pumpkin Spice Latte Smoothie Bowl
Note: Nutritional info includes peanut butter, no maple syrup, and baby spinach -- 0g added sugar
- For a super creamy smoothie, you can freeze the pumpkin puree and the coffee in advance of making it. When paired with the frozen banana it'll give the smoothie even more of a rich, creamy texture. If you go this route, decrease the amount of ice you use (you may not need any at all!)
- For a heartier smoothie that's more like a meal, add in 1/4 cup of rolled oats
- For more protein, add in your favorite protein powder. I like this one from PlantFusion because it has no stevia added.
- Instead of nut butter, you can use peanut butter powder to reduce the calories but keep the protein.
- I'd definitely recommend adding in the spinach - you can't taste it at all and it makes this recipe like a meal with fruit + veggies + protein!
- Use decaf coffee if you're making this in the evening, or if you're serving this to kids.
- Maple syrup is optional - I'd recommend trying it without the maple syrup first and only add it if you need more sweetness.
Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 33.8g | Protein: 14.5g | Fat: 14.4g | Saturated Fat: 3.3g | Cholesterol: 9.2mg | Sodium: 190.6mg | Potassium: 608.6mg | Fiber: 11.3g | Sugar: 16.4g