Pumpkin Pie Smoothie With A Secret Ingredient {Vegan}

pumpkin pie smoothie


Pumpkin pie in a glass? Yes please!!!

Now that the weather has finally started to cool down, I’m getting into all things pumpkin (…stay tuned for my classic pumpkin bread!). I thought a pumpkin smoothie would be a healthy and filling after school snack for me and the kiddos this week, but I was looking for a recipe that didn’t contain bananas because my little girl DOES NOT like bananas! I’ve been trying to sneak small amounts of them into smoothies lately but she knows – and she WILL NOT drink it if she detects the slightest hint of banana. So after searching the internet and not finding any pumpkin smoothie recipes that fit our dietary needs and didn’t contain bananas I decided to come up with my own.

I usually add avocado to my green smoothies in place of bananas so I thought, why not add it to my pumpkin smoothie? I know it isn’t exactly avocado season, but you can still find them this time of year and it makes the smoothie thick, creamy, smooth, and it is totally undetectable! Which is good, because if my kids knew there was avocado in it, they would absolutely not drink it! But they didn’t and they LOVED it 😉

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*Really delicious when topped with coconut whipped cream.

4.5 from 2 votes
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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie With A Secret Ingredient {Vegan}

While I prefer an avocado, you could leave out the avocado and use coconut cream instead of non-dairy milk
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Cassidy


  • 2/3 C Pumpkin Puree
  • 2/3 C Non-Dairy Milk
  • 1 1/2 Tsp. Pure Vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp + 1 Tsp. Pure Maple Syrup or to taste
  • 2/3 C Crushed Ice
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Avocado peeled and pitted


  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

this post is part of Fat Tuesday Allergy Free Wednesdays, Gluten Free Wednesdays, Whole Food Fridays, Gluten Free Fridays, and Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays

Posted October 8, 2013 by Cassidy in AIP, Beverage, Smoothies, & Milkshakes, Desserts, Egg Free, Nut Free, Paleo, Vegan / 10 Comments


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10 responses to “Pumpkin Pie Smoothie With A Secret Ingredient {Vegan}

  1. Cristie

    Just made this!!! Yummy!!! I had a container of pumpkin and a container of full fat coconut milk in the fridge so I omitted the avacado since I needed to use my coconut milk. Plus I added pumpkin pie spice and extra cinnamon. My kids were mmmmming through the whole cup. And asked if we could freeze it for icecream.

    • Cassidy

      So happy you liked it! I bet this would be great as ice cream with coconut milk instead of avocado – I’ll have to try that!

      Thanks again,

    • Cassidy

      Awe, thanks Shirley!!! Avocado seems to be my magic ingredient in smoothies these days 🙂 Hope you have a great week!


  2. Oh yes…yes please!!! This looks fabulous. I love pumpkin pie anything and a smoothie is great. I make a similar recipe with banana and carob. So delish!! Love that you added avocado…I am imagine how thick and creamy this is!!! Love, love.


  3. Chrystal Nelson

    I was looking for a recipe to use up some canned pumpkin and an avocado that I had kicking around, and found this one. I only used about 2 tsp of maple syrup and added 2 big handfuls of spinach, just because. Mmmm… so good! Will definitely be making this again 🙂

  4. Just made this and it was delicious! I can’t stand bananas (hence my blog name, Chris Hates Bananas) and I’m always looking for smoothies that are banana free. Love the pumpkin-avocado combo – really creamy and makes you feel like you’re drinking something with a zillion calories but no! Thanks for sharing your creation!

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