Pumpkin banana smoothie

Ok, perhaps the last two pumpkin treats were slightly premature considering it was still almost 80 degrees outside. But yesterday, it was a crisp and sunny 65. I wore jeans and grabbed a fleece in the late afternoon when the sun went down. Sounds like pumpkin weather to me!

So, I broke out the next can in my pantry stash to come up with a light lunch knowing we were going out to dinner to celebrate.

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There’s a banana pumpkin mousse cake from Barefoot Contessa that my mom has made a few times at Thanksgiving. A slightly different take on pumpkin pie and absolutely delicious. Is anything she makes not delicious? This smoothie tastes like that pie in liquid form. I highly suggest making both.

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The only thing that would’ve made this better? Some whipped cream on top, Starbucks style.

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There are about 10,000 trees on our property. These leaves are going to be the bane of our existence in a few weeks when every single minute of the weekend is spend blowing, raking, mowing and bagging them. I got a head start with the smoothie photo shoot. Winking smile

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Happy pumpkin season!


Pumpkin Banana


Yield: 1 serving

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon agave
  • cinnamon for topping


Place all ingredients except cinnamon in blender and puree until smooth. Top with cinnamon and enjoy!

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  1. 1

    A pumpkin banana smoothie sounds soo good right now! Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)

  2. 2

    This is screaming for some peanut butter ;)

  3. 3

    Goodness-this looks perfect for fall!

  4. 4

    Sounds fantastic! It’s not going to be true pumpkin weather here in Phoenix for a while, but I’m embracing the season despite it! I love that this is a cold pumpkin treat :)

  5. 5

    It’s totally time for pumpkin things now! I wore long sleeves to run yesterday!

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    Great recipe! I think banana / pumpkin go very well together… will have to try this one out soon!!

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    i’ve still got some pumpkin puree in my fridge, this sounds like a great idea to use it! nice photos, by the way.
    greetings from germany!

  8. 8

    I can’t wait to make this tomorrow morning for breakfast!

  9. 9

    This looks….delish!

    The photography is beautiful.

    And ANY recipe by Ina Garten has just got to be….wonderful. That woman is my idol!

  10. 10

    A pumpkin smoothie, the ultimate favorite fall veggie, can you believe fall is almost here?

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    I don’t know what happened…it was hot when I left for Florida and now it is freezing. I love it. I cannot wait to whip out the pumpkin. I tried making smoothies with it a few times last year with no luck. I am definitely going to try this out!

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    I just need a glass of your smoothie.. looks refreshing and delicious. Love your site

  13. 13

    I want one of these right now! Thanks for inspiration!!

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    I just tried it this morning and it was wonderful! I wanted mine a little thicker for breakfast so I reduced the milk a tad and added a couple of spoons of plain yogurt… completely filling and perfect for fall! Thanks!

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    I went to go make this for the 100th time and didn’t have any ice … so i replaced it with vanilla frozen yogurt … YUM!

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    Do you have nutrition information for this smoothie?


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