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This sweet and creamy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is the perfect healthy weight gain smoothie! It has coconut milk for additional calories and hemp seeds protein!
I NEVER been a fan of pumpkin. However, this Pumpkin Pie Smoothie has converted me into a pumpkin and pumpkin spice lover!
How Does Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Taste?
It tastes sweet like pumpkin pie but healthier! The brown sugar in this smoothie pairs really well with the pumpkin and of course the pumpkin spice adds a depth of flavor as if you were eating a slice of pumpkin.
Because of the coconut milk, this pumpkin pie smoothie is also very rich and creamy making it one of my favorite smoothies to make and drink.
What Makes This Pumpkin Pie Smooth Good for Vegan Weight Gain?
There are 3 main ingredients in this smoothie that make it a great healthy weight gain smoothie:
- Puree pumpkin. Pumpkin is high in vitamin A (beta-carotene) and vitamin C which is essential to any healthy weight gain regimen. This recipe uses canned pumpkin puree but you can make your own! Check out this awesome guide on Not Enough Cinanmon’s website How to Make Pumpkin Puree.
- Full Fat Can Coconut Milk. Coconut milk gives it additional flavor but also added calories and healthy fats.
- Whole Hempseeds. In my vegan weight gain article, I talk about my love for hemp protein powder. Whole hemp seeds are where that powder comes from and is packed with plant-based protein. d
An important tip when drinking ANY smoothie is to swish around in your mouth as if you were chewing it. Yes, a smoothie is technically pre-chewed food, however, it still contains fiber so the enzymes in your saliva when chewing your smoothie will help it digest better.
How to Make a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
*Please read detailed and printable recipe card below for full ingredients and instructions
- Grab all of your ingredients and add them to a high-speed blender. (Photos 1 & 2)
- Blend until smooth and if you like, garnish with coconut cream, pumpkin spice, and some Date Caramel Sauce! Serve immediately. (Photos 3 & 4)
Substitution, Cook, & Storage Tips
- Be sure to use can pumpkin puree NOT pumpkin pie filling.
- Don’t like pumpkin? Try this smoothie with sweet potato or butternut squash puree!
- Omit the banana if you don’t want a banana taste in your smoothie. You can substitute with avocado or just leave it out altogether.
- Using a frozen banana adds a nice chill to your smoothie.
- Maple syrup pairs well with pumpkin as well if you prefer that to brown sugar.
- Feel free to use your choice nondairy milk. Note that you will lose some calories if you swap out the full-fat can coconut milk for a substitute.
- This smoothie is best served fresh as it will thicken the longer it sits. However, you can keep in the refrigerator for 24 hours, max 48 hours. It is NOT freezer friendly.
Vegan with Curves Star Ingredient
Full Fat Coconut Milk is the Vegan With Curves Star Ingredient of this recipe. One cup of coconut milk has over 400 calories!
To make this more weight loss (waste/weight release friendly) you could:
- Swap out the full-fat can coconut milk for a lower calorie option (like almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk).
- Use a sugar substitute like monkfruit or erythritol.
- Totally omit the banana to lessen the number of calories.
Not only will this recipe make for a good post-workout, but it will also make for a quick breakfast. Enjoy!
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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
- Grab all your ingredients and add to your high-speed blender.
- Blend until nice and smoothie. Serve immediately for breakfast or as a post-workout drink!
- This smoothie is best served fresh as it will thicken the longer it sits. However, you can keep in the refrigerator for 24 hours, max 48 hours. You can freeze for up to 5 days. Thaw out in the refrigerator overnight and re-blend (if needed) to add back smoothness before you drink it.
- PLANT BASED MILK: Feel free to use your choice nondairy milk. Note that you will lose some calories if you swap out the full-fat can coconut milk for a substitute.
- PUMPKIN PUREE: Be sure to use can pumpkin puree NOT pumpkin pie filling. This will also work with sweet potato puree or butternut squash puree.
- OPTIONAL: If you find your smoothie too thick, add ½ cup of filtered water to your blender to help thin it out.
- SWEETENER: Maple syrup and brown sugar pairs well with pumpkin as well if you prefer that to dates.
- ADDITIONS & OTHER SUBSTITUTIONS: Using a frozen banana adds a nice chill to your smoothie. Omit the banana if you don't want a banana taste in your smoothie. You can substitute with avocado or just leave it out altogether.
Update Notes: This post was originally published on September 17, 2018, but was republished with new photos, step by step instructions, tips, and a video on October 7, 2019.
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