Are you ready to enjoy a tasty and healthy treat that will satisfy your pumpkin cravings? Say hello to the low-carb pumpkin smoothie, the perfect autumn-inspired drink that's both delicious and nutritious. It's like pumpkin pie in a glass!
As the leaves start to turn and the air gets a bit crisper, it's the perfect time to indulge in all things pumpkin. And what better way to do so than with a delicious, healthy pumpkin smoothie?
It's creamy, packed with fall flavors, and, best of all, it's guilt-free!
This pumpkin smoothie recipe is the perfect blend of unsweetened almond milk, pumpkin puree, and Greek yogurt for a protein-packed punch. We add a touch of keto sweetener for just the right amount of sweetness and a sprinkle of cinnamon and homemade pumpkin pie spice for that extra cozy touch.
So, grab your blender, and let's get started on this thick and creamy autumn treat!
Why you'll love this pumpkin smoothie recipe
- Tastes like fall in a glass: With flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg, this pumpkin pie smoothie is like a sip of autumn. It's the perfect way to satisfy your pumpkin spice cravings.
- Filling and nutritious: This smoothie is not only delicious but also packed with healthy ingredients like protein-rich Greek yogurt. It's a great option for breakfast or as a post-workout snack.
- Quick and easy: With just a few simple ingredients, this smoothie can be blended up in minutes. It's perfect for busy mornings when you need something quick and satisfying to start your day.
- Customizable: Feel free to adjust the ingredients in this smoothie to suit your taste preferences. You can use almond milk instead of dairy milk, add in some spinach for extra nutrients, or even throw in a scoop of protein powder for an added boost.
- Great for pumpkin lovers: If you can't get enough pumpkin during the fall season, this healthy pumpkin pie smoothie is a must-try. It's also a great way to sneak some veggies into your diet without even realizing it.
- Kid-friendly: This smoothie is a great way to introduce your kids to new flavors and ingredients. They'll love the sweet taste, and you'll love knowing they're getting some nutritious ingredients in their diet.
- Perfect for meal prep: Make a big batch of this pumpkin smoothie and store it in individual containers in the fridge for a quick and easy breakfast option throughout the week. Just shake it up before drinking!
Ingredients needed for a healthy pumpkin smoothie
Making a healthy pumpkin smoothie is easier than you think! It only requires a few simple ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen. Here's what you'll need:
Unsweetened almond milk
Almond milk is a great dairy-free alternative for smoothies. It has a mild nutty flavor and is low in calories, making it the perfect base for our pumpkin smoothie.
If you don't like this type of milk, you can also use coconut milk, cashew milk, or any other plant-based milk of your choice to keep it dairy-free.
No pumpkin pie smoothie recipe is complete without pumpkin puree! It's rich in beta-carotene, vitamin C, and fiber. Plus, it adds a delicious creamy texture to our smoothie.
Make sure to use unsweetened pumpkin puree for a healthier option. You can either use canned pumpkin or make your own by roasting and pureeing a small pumpkin.
Tip: If you have any leftover pumpkin puree, make a batch of keto pumpkin bread with cream cheese filling! You can also freeze pumpkin puree to use it later.
Greek yogurt is high in protein and adds a tangy flavor to our smoothie. It also makes the smoothie thicker and creamier. If you're dairy-free, you can omit this ingredient or use a plant-based yogurt instead.
Make sure you use plain Greek yogurt. Vanilla Greek yogurt sometimes has too much sugar. If you want more of a vanilla flavor, add a small teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Make sure to use a powdered form of the sweetener for better blending. You can also adjust the amount of sweetener according to your taste preferences.
Cinnamon adds a warm and cozy flavor to our pumpkin smoothie. It's also known for its anti-inflammatory properties and may help regulate blood sugar levels.
Feel free to add more or less depending on your personal taste.
Pumpkin pie spice
To really bring out the fall vibes in this smoothie, we'll be adding some homemade pumpkin pie spice. It's a blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. You can easily make your own by mixing these spices together in the right proportions.
If you don't have these individual spices on hand, you can also use store-bought pumpkin pie spice.
Lastly, we'll be adding some ice cubes to make our pumpkin spice smoothie nice and cold. This is optional but highly recommended for a refreshing drink.
Here are some of my best tips when it comes to making healthy keto smoothies...
- Use your favorite non-dairy milk: Whether you prefer almond milk, coconut milk, or any other non-dairy option, feel free to use your favorite for this recipe.
- Make sure the pumpkin puree is unsweetened: With all the added sweeteners in this recipe, it's important to use unsweetened pumpkin puree to keep the overall sugar content low.
- Adjust sweetness to taste: Everyone's preference for sweetness varies, so be sure to taste and adjust the amount of sweetener used in this recipe according to your liking.
- Get creative with toppings: While this pumpkin smoothie is delicious on its own, you can also get creative with toppings such as whipped cream, chopped nuts, or even a sprinkle of extra cinnamon.
- Add in some extra protein: For an extra boost of protein in your pumpkin pie smoothie, consider adding a scoop of almond butter or some vanilla protein powder. Check out this post to find your favorite protein powder!
How to make keto pumpkin smoothie
To make a pumpkin smoothie that is absolutely delicious, follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Blend together
Once you have all your ingredients gathered, simply add them to a blender and blend until smooth. You can adjust the amount of almond milk to achieve your desired consistency.
Step 2: Add ice
For a colder and thicker smoothie, add some ice cubes to the blender before blending.
Step 3: Top with homemade pumpkin pie spice
To add an extra burst of flavor, sprinkle some homemade pumpkin pie spice on top of your smoothie. This will give your smoothie a delicious and aromatic touch.
Tip: Taste your pumpkin smoothie and adjust the sweetness and spice levels according to your preference. You can also add more almond milk for a thinner consistency or ice for a thicker texture.
What to serve with pumpkin pie smoothies
These pumpkin smoothies make a great breakfast or snack, especially for those following a low-carb or keto diet.
You can also add some toppings to your smoothie, such as whipped cream, chopped nuts, or a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Here are the most asked questions about these healthy pumpkin smoothies. If you have any more questions, please leave them for me in the comments down below!
Yes, pumpkin smoothies can be a healthy option if made with wholesome and nutritious ingredients. This healthy pumpkin smoothie recipe uses unsweetened almond milk, greek yogurt, and keto sweetener to create a low-carb and protein-packed beverage.
Yes, you can use canned pumpkin puree for this recipe. Just make sure it is pure pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling, which contains added sugars.
No, you can use any type of plain yogurt for this recipe. However, Greek yogurt is thicker and creamier, which gives the smoothie a richer texture. Plus, it is high in protein and low in carbs, making it a great option for those following a low-carb or keto diet.
Yes, you can add a tablespoon of chia seeds to this smoothie for an extra boost of fiber and healthy fats. Simply blend them in with the other ingredients or sprinkle them on top as a garnish.
Just make sure to drink it immediately, as chia seeds can thicken the smoothie if left to sit for too long.
For the best taste and texture, it is recommended to enjoy this pumpkin smoothie immediately after making it. However, you can pre-portion the ingredients and freeze them to make a quick and easy breakfast on busy mornings.
Love this keto pumpkin smoothie recipe? Try these!
If you love this pumpkin smoothie, here are a few other keto drinks you'll enjoy:
- Keto Pumpkin Spice Latte Coffee - Enjoy this seasonal coffee shop favorite without the added sugars and carbs. Topped with keto whipped cream!
- Chai Masala Tea - Warm up with this flavorful and aromatic tea. You can make it keto-friendly by using almond milk and a sugar-free sweetener.
- Matcha Green Tea Smoothie - Get a boost of antioxidants with this refreshing and creamy smoothie made with matcha powder, avocado, and almond milk.
- Strawberry Almond Milk Protein Smoothie - A delicious and fruity low-carb option for those who prefer a different flavor profile. Made with strawberries, almond milk, and protein powder.
- Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha - This homemade version of the popular Starbucks drink is made with almond milk, sugar-free caramel syrup, and cocoa powder. Perfect for satisfying your coffee cravings without derailing your keto diet.
Healthy Pumpkin Smoothie (With Pumpkin Pie Spice)
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
- ¼ cup pure pumpkin puree
- ¼ cup full-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon sugar-free sweetener such as powdered erythritol or powdered monk fruit, adjust to taste
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice optional
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Place all the ingredients in a blender.
- Blend on high speed until smooth and creamy.
- Taste the smoothie and adjust the sweetness or spice levels if desired.
- Pour into a glass and sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon or homemade pumpkin pie spice for garnish.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
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Notes on Nutritional Information
Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.
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