Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Calling all pumpkin pie-lovers! This would clearly include me, especially considering I have two different versions of pumpkin pie on the Clean Cuisine website (Persimmon Pumpkin Pie with Coconut Crust and Dairy-Free/ Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie)

This quick and easy Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie Smoothie tastes like the real-deal – minus the guilt – and can be made in minutes. It has the perfect silky texture and it tastes sweet too (as all good pies should!) But, thanks to the dates and banana I didn’t need to add a bit of refined sugar. It’s the perfect way to get your holiday mornings off to a clean and healthy start ;)

Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Serves: 2

  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin purée (or fresh roasted, cooled)
  • 1/4 cup raw pecans
  • 1 cup ice cold water
  • 2 teaspoons flaxseeds or chia seeds
  • 1 frozen banana, cut into thick slices
  • 2 or 3 pitted dates
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 inch knob of fresh ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 ice cubes
  1. Place all ingredients except the ice cubes in a high speed blender (such as a Vitamix) and process until smooth and creamy. Add the ice cubes and process again until smooth and creamy. Drink at once.

 

 

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  1. Pumpkins are really nutritious. It’s really quick and easy to make. I made this last week end. My husband and kid enjoyed it a lot. It was very tasty. Actually I didn’t like Pumpkins, but the loved this smoothie to have. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. I’m new to your site. This was my first recipe to try. When I tasted it to see if I needed to add another date, I didn’t think I liked it, but after I gave it a fair try, I enjoyed it! I am trying to cut back on the sweetness level of things I make, so this taste definitely goes along with that. (I’m a sugar addict!) I have been so impressed with substituting dates in baked goods. It’s still sugar, but so much better than the white stuff.

    I’m loving your site! Thanks!

  3. Thanks so much Melissa! So happy you liked the “definitely different” pumpkin smoothie idea ;) thank you again for letting me know!

  4. You always have such great ideas, I have made a lot of smoothies before but I always use just fruit of some sort like berries. I was getting kind of bored with them so I am more than happy to have found this. I can’t wait to try it, I am also going to try some of those other ideas for different flavors as well. Thank you for publishing all of them.

  5. I think instead of using banana in my smoothie to get that creamy texture I am going to use vanilla or plain yogurt. I would use greek yogurt but I think it would be a little to bitter. The antioxidants and vitamins in the rest of the ingredients plus the cultures in the yogurt should make for a very healthy low calorie dessert. Your ideas are always great, thank you.

  6. After I read this recipe for this fantastic smoothie I started experimenting around with some flavors of my own. I have come up with a few that were really good but I hesitate to tell you about them because they are much higher in calorie than yours. I was supposed to be doing this for health reasons and it backfired. I will start over with more healthy ones this time, then share them.

  7. This sounds delicious and healthy, the other ideas that your readers have had sound like they would be just as good and healthy. You always have such great recipe ideas for multiple things not just dessert. Do you have a cookbook available on your web site? I am trying to eat as healthy as possible and this is something new to me so I need all the help I can get. Thanks for your help

  8. This sounds yummy! I can’t wait to try it, I am having a New Year’s party and guess what I am making. I will be starting my new diet this year and this will definitely be a part of it, I am thinking a smoothie for breakfast will be the way to go. I will be checking your site for more recipe ideas for my diet and I know I won’t be disappointed.

  9. The reader that commented on the nutritional value is absolutely right this is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins. I am incorporating as many vitamins and antioxidants into my diet this year as possible so the more recipes like this one that I find the better off I will be. It might get kind of boring if all I eat are smoothies, no offence to you at all.

  10. I would bet that you could take this recipe and modify it to many, many different flavors couldn’t you? As long as you had the basic ingredients the same and just change the flavors then it shouldn’t change the nutritional value to much. You have given us a great diet recipe here and I greatly appreciate it.

  11. This sounds so good, I didn’t get the recipe until after Christmas so I wasn’t able to make if for the holiday but now I am going to be starting my new year’s diet and I think this will fit in nicely for that. You always have such great dessert ideas that are so healthy I should have know to check your site before the holiday. I won’t make that mistake again.

  12. I love the idea of the fresh dates in this recipe, you don’t see that very often. Could you also add fresh figs and have it still taste as good? The reader that commented on the nutritional value is absolutely right this is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins. I don’t know if I have ever have heard of a more healthy dessert than this one, in at least the last year.

  13. I was reading the comments from other readers and noticed that some where talking about changing the recipe to make other smoothie flavors. That got me to thinking as well, do you suppose if you used carrots that you could get one that tastes like carrot cake? There are already nuts in this so I am not sure what other nuts they were thinking about adding, maybe they could comment again and let us know?

  14. I was wondering if you could make this with any other kind of pie? I am not a big fan of pumpkin but I love apple pie, what do you think? I realize it probably wouldn’t be as healthy as the pumpkin so can you suggest how to make it more healthy? I wonder if vegetable shakes would be as good?

  15. This sounds like a great dessert item, I am thinking about adding nuts to it and make it taste like pumpkin spice cake. I bet it would be good and probably taste like banana nut bread to if you left the pumpkin out. I love your web site and the recipes are great, thank you for keeping it updated as much as you can with new stuff. Will you be updating the exercise portion soon?

  16. Besides the many tasty ingredients in this recipe, two things caught my eye because of their nutritional value. What I’ve learned from nutritionists is that you should consume protein often throughout the day. And the pecans provide that. Also, Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, as well as fiber, magnesium, manganese, calcium, copper, phosphorus, zinc and iron. We all prefer easy to prepare recipes like this one. And the great thing about Chia seeds is you do not need to grind the seeds. You can simply add them whole in a variety of different ways. Chia Seeds are known as a great addition to many types of smoothies. Some recommend you add chia seeds to whey or soy protein powder, frozen berries, juice or milk, flax seed oil, aloe vera gel. It goes well with just abou any other healthy ingredient.

  17. This Christmas while enjoying my Turkey and cranberry sauce I thought about your smoothie recipe and maybe substituting cranberries for the pumpkin and maybe some finely chopped nuts. Now after reading some of the comments I am going to have to add a splash of vanilla too. Do you think that would be a healthy and delicious smoothie as well?

  18. Well I didn’t get to try this yet over the holidays but I do intend to try it really soon. It is a good thing that pumpkin is around all year long. I am having a new years party and I think I will make some of these for dessert. Thanks for the idea I will let you know how they go over at the party. One question though can I substitute the banana for something else?

  19. Thanks so much! Yes- processed is what to be concerned with.

  20. There is nothing better than starting the morning or getting refreshed at any other time of the day with an ice cold smoothie. Many are asking about the carbohydrate count, but I wouldn’t worry too much about that. That is not the part you should be concerned with if you are making an effort to eat healthy. It is preservatives and fructose syrup and too much sugar that you should be worried about consuming. And I’d be willing to bet those worried about carbs are also consuming sugary juices and processed packaged foods and white bread. Those are the things that cause hormonal reactions which stunt your body’s metabolic rate and its ability to burn fat. This recipe contains whole ingredients for the most parts and I have little concern for a few additional carbohydrates.

  21. Hi Katie! Oh good SO happy you & your kids liked it! thank you for letting me know. and that splash of vanilla was a great suggestion by your 6-year old ;) Happy Holidays!! ivy

  22. Just so you know, my kids (ages 8, 6 and 3) and I tried the pumpkin smoothie and we loved it, the only tweek we made was a spash of vanilla (my 6 year olds suggestion) and it was quite nice. Have had it 2 days in a row. Thanks so much again.

  23. With the ingredients that are in this the calories can’t be too much but what about the carb count, bananas are high in carbs aren’t they? Where is the best place to find Flaxseed by the way? After thinking about it I wonder what this would taste like with out the banana all together, after all pumpkin pie doesn’t have banana in it, right?

  24. You could use other flavors besides pumpkin couldn’t you? Does the banana give it the milky texture or what is the banana for? I would bet you could make this with an acorn squash and it would still have the same great taste with even less calories and carbs. What a great idea, you have so many good ideas I can’t believe it do you have a cookbook by chance?

  25. This sounds very delicious I am not a big smoothie fan, but this sounds like a holiday treat that I wouldn’t mind at least trying. I always feel left out at the holidays because I can’t enjoy the fattening treats that every body makes, so I think I will make some of these and share my non-fattening treat. Thank you for all the great recipes I look forward to many more this next year.

  26. Now this simple recipe sounds like yummy for my tummy. Here we have yet another delicious holiday desert recipe from the folks at clean cuisine and more. I do not think I have ever tasted nor seen a pumpkin falvored smoothy drink at any juice bar. The photo of the pumkin smoothy refreshment looks oh so very inviting. Maybe this will be the first t treat I make using my new high powered blender which I got recently as a present.

  27. Ivy-

    Thank you! I don’t know if you got my email earlier this week, but I have been drinking you orange hemp seed smoothie, as well as your carrot cake smoothie all fall. I have been hoping you would post another smoothie to add to the rotation! Thank you it sounds wonderful. Also, any thoughts on a warm breakfast that would be similar to a smoothie… I love the way you feel when you start your day with a smoothie, but it does get chilly up here in NH.

    On another note, I purchased your Clean Cuisine Dinners and I just wanted to let you know we have been having great luck. I took your arugala with date/pecan salad to a Christmas party and it was a total hit. All of the recipes have been amazing…. the slow cooker salman, the tempah with apricots and olives, the thai stir fry. Can’t wait for your next book. Also, you should think about giving a seminar up her in the Northeast at Kripalu. I stayed last winter and saw Kris Carr and I think it would be a great fit for your message.

    Katie

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