Pumpkin Smoothie

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This pumpkin smoothie recipe is the perfect healthy snack for fall. This is a great nourishing drink to give your kids before Halloween trick-or-treating.

This month’s Recipe Redux is all about “spooky spices.” We all have spices in our cabinets that we’re not quite sure how to use, so they just sit there. The great thing about spices is that they can add flavor without adding unnecessary sugar, so it’s a good idea to get comfortable using them.

For me, ginger used to be a spooky spice. I avoided it because it has such a strong flavor. I like ginger, but it can be overpowering. So it just sat there in my cabinet.

As I’ve gotten more comfortable experimenting in the kitchen over the years, I’ve embraced my bottle of ground ginger. A little bit goes a long way, so I always start with just a pinch. This pumpkin smoothie recipe illustrates how I add strong seasonings like ginger without going overboard. Try this delicious recipe for a fun fall drink.

Pumpkin Smoothie

This delicious pumpkin smoothie tastes like fall!
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:0 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes

Recommended Equipment


  • 2 cups milk dairy or non-dairy
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbs pure maple syrup or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of ground ginger to taste
  • pinch of nutmeg to taste


  • Place the milk, pumpkin puree, banana, vanilla extract, and maple syrup in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Taste the smoothie to see what it’s like without the seasonings. Then add the cinnamon, plus a pinch of ground ginger and nutmeg. Taste again and add a little more seasoning as needed. If you add too much, put in a little more pumpkin puree and milk until it tastes just right.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate.

Approximate Nutrition Info

Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 438mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 9749IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 4
Calories: 148kcal
Cost: $.46 per serving

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Pumpkin Smoothie Price Breakdown

This recipe costs $1.84 to make, or $.46 per one-cup serving. Try this pumpkin smoothie for a healthy snack that highlights the spices of fall.


  1. Hey Annemarie! I love what you did this month by making the Recipe ReDux theme fit in with the season as well! You are really making me miss having a blender right now…
    I avoided ginger for the longest time too. It can be really overpowering really fast, but just adding a tiny bit can give a recipe just enough umph 🙂

    1. Thanks! Sorry you’re missing your blender. Maybe you can find a second-hand one to use during your travels.

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