Harvest Pumpkin Smoothie

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Skip the chemical-filled pumpkin lattes and enjoy this delicious and nutritious smoothie instead. For extra oomph, add a quarter cup of strongly brewed black coffee or a shot of espresso.




1 cup unsweetened and carrageenan-free almond milk (or skip the store bought milk and simply use one cup water and 1/4 cup raw almonds or raw cashews)


1/3 cup pumpkin puree (Farmer’s Market brand comes in a box or BPA-free can; be sure not to buy pumpkin pie filling, which often contains added sugar)


1 frozen banana, cut into 1-inch pieces


1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice


1/8 tsp turmeric


1-2 tablespoons of your favorite seeds such as hemp, chia, or flax


1 scoop vegan vanilla protein powder (I love Garden of Life RAW Organic Vanilla)




Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Top with cacao nibs.


p.s. This is also delicious with a small scoop of unsweetened cacao or cocoa powder!





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2 thoughts on “Harvest Pumpkin Smoothie

  1. laura

    This recipe sounds great!
    I might even try it with coconut kefir.
    I do have one question: Does it contain any pumpkin?? or just the spice? interesting…I may try a 1/4 c pumpkin too :)
    Hope you are well!

    ps I’ve had a number of people ask about the next trail map to wellness “spa” day. Considering a fall event and spring…may be calling you soon!

    1. Kris Sampson Post author

      Yes, Laura it does contain pumpkin! I completely forgot to put in here in the recipe until someone pointed it out to me on Facebook today! It’s been wrong for a year now. :-( I did adjust the recipe on the site to say 1/3 cup pumpkin puree.