Smoothie bowls are not just for summertime. Pureed pumpkin adds classic fall flavors to a delicious pumpkin smoothie bowl that is packed with tons of nutrients and easy to make for quick morning breakfasts.
This recipe was originally published in November 2019. It has been updated for content.
Smoothie bowls are one of my favorite ways to get a quick, nutrient dense snack or meal in during busy days.
I have so many smoothie recipes that I love for spring and summer, but once fall rolls around and the weather changes…I tend to choose other things to eat. So this year, I was determined to create some smoothie bowls perfect for fall and knew exactly what direction to head in.
Pumpkin and a bit of pumpkin pie spice turn this fall smoothie bowl into a pumpkin spice smoothie bowl with all the amazing flavors of fall.
So rather than thinking your smoothie bowl days are over once the weather gets cooler, get out that blender and make yourself this easy and nutritional fall treat.
Let’s get started!
Ingredients to Make This Recipe
This healthy smoothie bowl recipe requires only a few simple ingredients to prepare! It's a great way to use up pumpkin puree leftover from other recipes!
Frozen bananas: Using frozen bananas is the key to the perfect creamy smoothie bowl!
When my bananas start to look old on the counter I take a few minutes and chop them up and freeze them so that I always have them on hand.
Canned pumpkin: Make sure to pickup 100% pure canned pumpkin when buying canned pumpkin in the store. You can also use fresh pumpkin puree by following these instructions.
Milk of choice: Any milk works! You can even use any plant milk option to make a vegan pumpkin pie smoothie bowl.
Honey: Honey is my favorite sweetener for smoothie bowls since it's more natural and blends up well but if you want a vegan alternative you can use agave syrup or maple syrup instead.
Garnishes: Use these to jazz up your pumpkin breakfast bowl. They are an easy way to add texture or color to your fall smoothie bowl. Some of my favorites include: pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, fresh bananas and chia seeds.
But feel free to get creative when it comes to garnishing your pumpkin smoothie bowl. Try using pecans, granola, coconut, or dark or white chocolate for an extra indulgent treat. A drizzle of almond butter or creamy cashew butter is a yummy way to boost the protein in the smoothie bowl.
Nutritional Benefits of Pumpkin
Pumpkin is so healthy for you! It is rich in vitamins minerals as well as antioxidants. It is also a low calorie food, which makes it perfect if you are trying to stick to a healthy diet.
Pumpkin also boosts your immune system and is great for your eyesight!
So grab your pumpkin smoothie bowl to take advantage of all these great benefits.
How to Make a Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl
Making a healthy smoothie bowl with pumpkin is so easy! Pumpkin adds nutrients to this naturally gluten free breakfast option.
First place 1 cup pumpkin puree into the blender, add the frozen bananas, milk or dairy free plant milk and flavoring. Then blend on medium low speed until smooth.
When it's smooth and well blended pour it into your bowl and garnish with your favorite toppings! Serve up immediately! It is that simple.
If you are on the go you can always throw you pumpkin smoothie into a cup rather than a bowl so you can drink it on the run.
How to Make Smoothie Bowls Ahead of Time
If your mornings are a bit crazy and you want to make these ahead of time you can! This smoothie bowl lasts 1 to 2 days in the fridge. If you are planning to do this, keep it in a mason jar with the lid sealed to make sure it stays fresh.
Then when you are ready to eat it, grab it out of the fridge, give it a shake, open your mason jar, pour it in your bowl and garnish. If you want it a bit thicker, simply add a little ice and blend it again.
Expert Tips and FAQS
Frozen bananas are ideal to give this smoothie an extra smooth and creamy texture, but if you're in a rush and don’t have time to freeze one … use fresh bananas and add a bit of ice.
With this recipe, be sure you use plain pumpkin, so you have a little more control over the flavor. The other option for canned pumpkin is pumpkin pie filling which already has spices added and also additional sugar.
Everyone likes different levels of sweetness. So feel free to add more (to make it more sweet) or less (to make it less sweet) honey to this smoothie based on what you like.
Yes, it's easy to make this into a pumpkin pie smoothie you can drink on the go! Simply add more milk as it's blending to thin out the consistency of the smoothie until it's thin enough to drink!
Yes, you can blend up and freeze this smoothie bowl in advance then thaw in the fridge or toss in the blender with some additional milk of choice. While this is an option, smoothies are always best prepared fresh.
Yes! If you are lucky enough to have fresh pumpkin puree on hand - use it!
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- Halloween Smoothie Bowl
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Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl
- 4 frozen bananas
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1 ½ cup milk of choice
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 3 teaspoons honey
- Place all ingredients into the blender and blend on medium low speed until smooth.
- Serve immediately and garnish if desired.