Pumpkin Banana Vanilla Smoothie

by Amy Stafford on November 16, 2013

Pumpkin Banana Vanilla Smoothie Superfood Healthy I am going to tell you about how healthy this little smoothie is for you, but when you drink it you will think I lied to you. It tastes like a pumpkin milkshake.

It is so good you will even want it for your dessert.

A half a cup of canned pumpkin has 3.5 grams of fiber and 1.5 grams of protein— even more than the fresh stuff— and contains only 45 calories and less than a gram of fat. Plus, canned pumpkin is packed with vitamins and provides over 50 percent of the daily value of vitamin K, which may reduce the risk for some types of cancer Add in your banana which are one of our best sources of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function.

You have a heart healthy vitamin rich protein packed smoothie.  Great for your after workout pick me up or its filling enough as a morning superfood breakfast.

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Pumpkin Banana Vanilla Smoothie
Serves: 1
Prep time:
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  • ½ cup canned pumpkin
  • ½ banana
  • ½ cup almond-coconut milk
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Portein Powder (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted almonds
  • Sprinkle of Cinnamon
  • Sprinkle of Ground Ginger
  • ½ cup of fresh ice
  1. Add all your ingredients to a blender and puree until blended.
  2. Pour and enjoy


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Gretchen Scott November 16, 2013 at 10:56 am

Thanks for a great breakfast idea, my regular breakfast smoothie was getting a little stale. I didn’t have vanilla protein powder so I had to substitute chocolate and it’s still good although, I think vanilla would be better. I’m enjoying it right now. YUM!


Amy Stafford November 18, 2013 at 7:50 am

Hey Gretchen,
If you make it again with chocolate, substitute a tablespoon coconut oil for the almonds and the coconut chocolate combo will be delicious!


bren@BGgarden November 16, 2013 at 11:31 pm

This recipe looks amazing … I can’t wait to try it! Bren


Heather P @The Owl with the Goblet November 17, 2013 at 4:45 pm

I have all of this in my fridge/pantry right now! Looks like I’ll be making this for my breakfast smoothie tomorrow!


Lyrique November 18, 2013 at 9:27 pm

This is impossibly delicious!


Amy Stafford November 19, 2013 at 7:08 am

Lyrique, Glad you like!! xo


Anne November 24, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Actually, what people need to do is to *stop* making smoothies. Good grief, it is wintertime, Ohio, and 2013 — not summer, California, 1983.


Allison @ Clean Wellness December 29, 2013 at 7:33 am

I can’t wait to try this! I recently made a pumpkin smoothie but it wasn’t sweet enough for my taste. I think the addition of banana is the key! Thanks for the great recipe. Sounds like the perfect wintertime beverage. Yum!


Amy Stafford December 30, 2013 at 7:36 am

Allison, You will love it with the banana, it adds the sweetness and creaminess you need with the pumpkin. Hope you have a wonderful New Years! Amy


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