Pumpkin Banana Vanilla Smoothie

by Amy Stafford on November 16, 2013

I am going to tell you about how healthy this little Pumpkin Banana Vanilla Smoothie is for you, but when you drink it you will think I lied to you. It is really delicious and tastes like a pumpkin milkshake, everything us pumpkin lovers… well, love.

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This Pumpkin Banana Vanilla Smoothie is so good you will even want it for your dessert. and hey you can have it for dessert, or breakfast or before your workout or after, or whenever.

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, and don’t forget the potassium.   Add in your banana which adds in even another source of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function.  Potassium is also great for our muscles.

This smoothie delivers you a delicious, fall pumpkin flavor packed beverage that also full of heart healthy vitamin rich protein and helpful potassium for our muscles.  Great for your after workout pick me up or its filling enough as a morning superfood breakfast.  Of course just another great way to enjoy that fall pumpkin flavor.

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Pumpkin Banana Vanilla Smoothie
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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!

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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!
Amy

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

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

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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!

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Lyrique November 18, 2013 at 9:27 pm

This is impossibly delicious!

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Amy Stafford November 19, 2013 at 7:08 am

Lyrique, Glad you like!! xo

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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.

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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!

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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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Florence August 12, 2014 at 9:04 pm

I made this today with a frozen banana and then put it in the freezer. So delicious as an icy treat :) Thank you for the recipe!

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Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files October 9, 2014 at 7:49 am

Love the addition of pumpkin to the smoothie. Sounds like a secretly healthy treat for sure!

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DessertForTwo October 9, 2014 at 8:13 am

This sounds so perfect for breakfast, all fall long!

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Jordan @ Smile Sandwich October 9, 2014 at 8:14 am

Totally wishing I had this for breakfast right now – love that the banana probably makes it nice and thick. :)

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Christie - Food Done Light October 9, 2014 at 8:59 am

What a gorgeous color smoothie and so full of nutrition. I can’t wait to try it.

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Marly October 9, 2014 at 11:46 am

LOVE that top-down shot – had to pin it to my To Your Health Board! Gotta try this recipe soon!!

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