Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Last night, I snapped this picture with our iPad and shared it on the Facebook page:

… And told you it was a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie.  You wanted to know how to make it.  I didn’t realize I have never shared my recipe here with you before.  So here it is!  And who said you could only enjoy pumpkin in the Fall?  :)

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Makes 2 Servings

1 15oz can organic pumpkin puree
2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground allspice
20-30 drops pure liquid stevia, to taste
8 ice cubes
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
2 handfuls organic certified gluten-free rolled oats (optional)
coconut milk (optional)

Add all ingredients to blender and puree until smooth.  I recommend adding the protein powder last, after all other ingredients are blended smooth, to prevent foaming.  If you like your smoothie thick, replace half of the almond milk with coconut milk.

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Written by Elise Schwartz
Elise Schwartz

Elise has been living a sugar-free natural lifestyle since 2008, after discovering her PCOS, infertility, and inability to lose weight were caused by toxicity in her food and daily life. She became a certified nutrition and body detox coach, and provides consultations to clients across the world. By living the principles she teaches, Elise proudly welcomed her son, Austin, into the world in 2011. She and her husband, Dr. Dave, own and operate a natural health clinic, Triad Health Center, in Greensboro, NC.


  1. Oh. my. goodness. This is fantastic! Definitely hit the spot for an afternoon snack. Quick question…what makes this Core Plan?

  2. Hi Rochelle,

    The pumpkin makes these Core Plan. Yes, you can have a little bit of pumpkin (or sweet potato) on the Advanced Plan, but it’s recommended no more than 1-2 servings a month. To make it easiest for people (and based on comments and emails in the past), I code things as Core Plan if they have any of the “eat in moderation” foods in them. I decided that is easiest for people after someone wrote in that they were eating my Pumpkin Pudding every day for a basically a month last fall and then their Maximized Living doctor told them they couldn’t eat pumpkin on the Advanced Plan and they weren’t losing weight. So, I try to make it easiest for people in case they haven’t read the book or don’t realize what “eat only in moderation” means.

    I am glad you enjoyed the Pumpkin Pie Smoothie! It’s one of my newest fall faves! If you drink coffee, add some in next time. (I have to say it, organic coffee is best!) I usually replace part of the almond milk with 2/3 cup dark brewed coffee per serving (so for this recipe it’d be 1 1/3 cup).

  3. Makes total sense. Thanks so much for explaining! And I will most certainly be trying the coffee in there next time. Sounds fantastic!

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