Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl : Smoothie Bowls are not just for summertime. Check out this delicious smoothie bowl that is packed with tons of nutrients and classic fall flavors.
Smoothie bowls are one of my favorite ways to get a quick, nutrient dense snack or meal in. I have so many smoothie recipes that I love for spring and summer, but once fall rolls around…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.
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 for Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl
To make this smoothie bowl, you will need
- frozen bananas
- cup canned pumpkin – plain
- milk of choice
- pumpkin pie spice
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Dried Cranberries
- Fresh Bannanas
- Chia Seeds
How to make a pumpkin smoothie bowl
Making a pumpkin smoothie bowl is so easy! First place all the ingredients into the blended and blend on medium low speed until smooth.
Then pour it into your bowl and garnish if desired and serve 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.
Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl Tips and Notes
Frozen bananas are ideal to give this smoothie an extra smooth and creamy texture, but if your in a rush and don’t have time to freeze one … use fresh and add a bit of ice.
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. Frozen bananas make your smoothie bowls extra icy.
With this recipe, be sure that you use plain pumpkin, so you have a little more control over the flavor.
You can also use fresh pumpkin puree by following these instructions.
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.
Toppings / Garnish
Get creative when it comes to garnishing your pumpkin smoothie bowl. Try using pecans, granola, coconut, or white chocolate for an extra indulgent treat.
Of course, Pumpkin seeds, Dried Cranberries, Chia Seeds, Banana Slices are great options also. Really the possibilities are endless for garnishing your 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.
Make Ahead of Time
If your mornings are a bit crazy and you want to make these ahead of time you can! This smoothie bowl pasts 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.
Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl
- 4 frozen bananas
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 1/2 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.
- Frozen banana is ideal to give this smoothie an extra smooth and creamy texture, but if your in a rush and don’t have time to freeze one … use fresh and add a bit of ice.
- Be sure to get plain pumpkin for this recipe, so you have a little more control over the flavor.
- You can use more or less honey to adjust the sweetness to your liking.
- Chopping the banana before freezing gets the pieces frozen to the max, which keeps your smoothie bowl extra icy!
- Have fun with your toppings! Try pecans, granola, coconut or white chocolate for an extra indulgent treat.
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