Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl

by Christin Gillespie

This creamy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl tastes like a smoothie version of pumpkin pie filling! It’s loaded with pumpkin puree, frozen banana, veggies, nut butter, and fall spices. Plus, this healthy pumpkin recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and easy to make!

A white bowl, sitting on a white marble counter, filled with pumpkin pie smoothie. Topped with granola, coconut flakes, pecans, a drizzle of almond butter, and has a spoon in it.

What if I told you that you could eat pumpkin pie for breakfast?

Yes, you could actually eat a slice of pumpkin pie for breakfast, but in this pie recipe I’m talking more specifically about a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl. As in, smoothie that you can eat with a spoon!

Why you’ll love this smoothie bowl recipe

  • It only takes 5 minutes to make this smoothie bowl.
  • Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
  • Perfect breakfast or snack that is sweet, energizing, and healthy. 
  • Tastes like a slice of pumpkin pie, but in a smoothie bowl form.
  • A vegan and gluten-free smoothie bowl recipe.
  • Plus, you can customize this smoothie bowl recipe, by adding your favorite toppings.

Key Ingredients

This pumpkin smoothie is creamy, has the perfect consistency, is wonderfully spiced so it actually tastes like you’re enjoying a slice of pumpkin pie. Plus, it’s healthy! Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Frozen Banana: A frozen banana adds more sweetness and creaminess to this smoothie bowl!
  • Frozen Cauliflower: I know it sounds crazy, but adding frozen cauliflower is where the thick texture comes from. Don’t worry, you can’t taste it. I recommend using store bought frozen cauliflower, or even frozen cauliflower rice, because it blends up nicely.
  • Medjool Dates: Adding a couple of dates makes this smoothie bowl extra creamy and sweet. Also, be sure to make sure that your dates are pitted.
  • Pumpkin Puree: Please don’t use pumpkin pie mix! Opt for real pumpkin here. I buy canned pumpkin, because of the convenience, but you can also make your own.
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice: This is a must for the pumpkin pie flavor! You can make your own pumpkin pie spice mixture or buy a pre-made blend at the grocery store.
  • Non-dairy Milk: You only need a little liquid to blend, since it’s a smoothie bowl. I used unsweetened almond milk, but you can use any non-dairy milk that you enjoy.
  • Nut Butter: For this recipe I used almond butter, but pecan butter would be delicious too. Adding nut butter to this recipe creates the nice, cozy flavors often found in pumpkin pie. 
  • Flaxseeds: Flaxseeds are loaded with nutrients, high in omega-3 fats, rich in dietary fiber, and you can’t even taste them. They are completely optional, so no problem if you don’t have them…yet!

How to make this Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl

All it takes is 3 simple steps to achieve your pumpkin pie!

  1. To begin, add the non-dairy milk, flaxseeds, pumpkin pie spice, nut butter, pumpkin puree, frozen banana, Medjool dates, and frozen cauliflower rice, in a high-speed blender.
  2. Next, blend the ingredients until smooth, thick, and creamy.
  3. Then, transfer your pumpkin pie smoothie to a chilled bowl. Garnish with vegan granola, chopped pecans, pumpkin seeds, shredded coconut, chia seeds, a drizzle of almond butter, and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, if desired.
A blender filled pumpkin pie smoothie, all blended together, and is sitting on a white marble counter.

Smoothie Bowl Toppings

Smoothie bowl toppings are the best part. For this Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl, I topped mine with some homemade vegan granola, chopped pecans, pumpkin seeds, shredded coconut, chia seeds, a drizzle of almond butter, and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice. Nevertheless, you can top your smoothie bowl with whatever you desire. Here are some more topping ideas that pair great with this smoothie bowl:

A white bowl, sitting on a white marble counter, filled with pumpkin pie smoothie. Topped with granola, coconut flakes, pecans, and a drizzle of almond butter.

Tips for Making the Perfect Smoothie Bowl

To make the perfect smoothie bowl, make sure to follow these recommendations!

  • Be sure to use a frozen banana and frozen cauliflower rice, to achieve a thick consistency.
  • Start off by only adding 1/4 cup of non-dairy milk and only add more if needed.
  • You can use your favorite nut or seed butter.
  • Please be sure to not to use pumpkin pie mix and to use canned pumpkin.
  • Use a high-speed blender, with a tamper, to ensure that your smoothie bowl achieves a thick and creamy texture.
  • Place your serving bowl in the freezer before you begin preparing this recipe and remove it when smoothie is ready. This will ensure that your smoothie bowl stays cold as you enjoy it.

Fresh versus Frozen

The key to making smoothie bowls extra creamy is adding frozen fruit and veggies. Through adding in frozen fruits and veggies to your smoothies, you will achieve a thicker result, so that you can add toppings, without them sinking. Also, don’t add too much liquid, because it is a smoothie bowl after all. I usually start with a little non-dairy milk and add more, if needed, until I reach the desired thickness. 

Smoothie Bowl FAQ’s

Can I make this smoothie bowl a smoothie?

Most definitely! This smoothie bowl can be as thick or thin as you desire. Add extra non-dairy milk, about a cup, to make this smoothie bowl a smoothie.

Can I add protein powder?

Yes! To increase the protein content of this smoothie bowl, add a scoop of your favorite protein powder. I recommend using a vanilla flavor for this smoothie bowl recipe.

Can I make this smoothie bowl banana free?

Certainly! Replace the frozen banana with an extra 1/2 cup of frozen cauliflower.

Can I make this smoothie bowl in advance?

I do not suggest making this Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl in advance. Nonetheless, you can certainly prep all the ingredients, the night before, by adding them to a zip lock bag. Thus, in the morning, all you need to do is add the ingredients, along with non-dairy milk, to your blender.

A white bowl, sitting on a white marble counter, filled with pumpkin pie smoothie. Topped with granola, coconut flakes, pecans, a drizzle of almond butter, and has a spoon in it.

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A white bowl, sitting on a white marble counter, filled with pumpkin pie smoothie. Topped with granola, coconut flakes, pecans, a drizzle of almond butter, and has a spoon in it.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl

  • Author: Christin Gillespie
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1 Bowl 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This creamy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl tastes like a smoothie version of pumpkin pie filling! It’s loaded with pumpkin puree, frozen banana, veggies, nut butter, and fall spices. Plus, this healthy pumpkin recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and easy to make!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen cauliflower rice
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 12 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

Optional toppings


Instructions

  • To begin, add the non-dairy milk, flaxseeds, pumpkin pie spice, nut butter, pumpkin puree, frozen banana, Medjool dates, and frozen cauliflower rice, in a high-speed blender.
  • Next, blend the ingredients until smooth, thick, and creamy.
  • Then, transfer your pumpkin pie smoothie to a chilled bowl. Garnish with vegan granola, chopped pecans, pumpkin seeds, shredded coconut, chia seeds, a drizzle of almond butter, and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, if desired.


Notes

  • Be sure to use a frozen banana and frozen cauliflower to achieve a thick consistency.
  • You can use almond butter or pecan butter.
  • Flaxseeds are optional.
  • Start off by adding 1/4 cup of non-dairy milk and only add more if needed.
  • Use a high-speed blender, with a tamper, to ensure that your smoothie bowl achieves a thick and creamy texture.
  • Please be sure to not to use pumpkin pie mix and to use canned pumpkin.
  • Place your serving bowl in the freezer before you begin preparing this recipe and remove it when smoothie is ready. This will ensure that your smoothie bowl stays cold as you enjoy it.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Bowl
  • Calories: 360kcal
  • Sugar: 21g
  • Sodium: 49mg
  • Fat: 13g
  • Carbohydrates: 54g
  • Protein: 9g

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