Your favorite pumpkin pie flavors in a healthy, thick, and creamy smoothie bowl!
There are some food-related things that you will likely never hear me say.
“It’s too cold out for smoothies.”
“I’m not in the mood for chocolate.”
“This hummus tastes weird.”
“I can’t wait to clean the kitchen!”
“Do you need a hand with those groceries?”
Let’s get back to the first one. The temperature is slowly but surely starting to drop. We’re trading in our flowy-flowery-fun summer dresses for cozy flannels, ripped jeans, and brown booties. Can you tell I have shopping on the brain?
We’re leaving our smoothies in the dust and giving a warm welcome to the glory that is oatmeal. We’re brunching on eggs and toast and pancakes and hot things that warm us from the inside out.
Smoothies are summer food. Right? Ehh. This girl says otherwise. I’m never not in the mood for a smoothie. They’re like liquid courage.
My body associates waking up with a smoothie. Brush teeth, wash face, put contacts in, get dressed, make smoothie.
Not always in that order.
We can still be seasonal here! Scoot on over pineapple. Ever heard of an apple smoothie? I know you’re all about the Pumpkin Pie Smoothie. Now let’s thicken ‘er up and call it a smoothie bowl! Because smoothies taste best when thickened and eaten with a spoon.
Looking for the magical smoothie bowl formula? Less milk. A bit more frozen fruit. We’re all shocked right now.
Don’t forget the superfood toppings galore. Consider the smoothie the “mylk” to the “cereal” toppings. That’s my kind of cereal!
My go-to toppings are cacao nibs, puffed quinoa, or Love-Grown Power O’s. Try fruit, granola, nuts, coconut, or anything else edible that suits your fancy. And yes, you can most definitely add spinach to your smoothie bowl.
Can I just say that I think this would be BEYONDDDD with a crumbled Pumpkin Bar on top? Oh my god.
- 1½ overripe sliced and frozen bananas
- ½ cup pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin)
- ¾ cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1-2 Medgool dates, pitted (for sweetness)
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- Optional: 1 scoop brown rice protein powder
- Toppings: dried cranberries, coconut, pecans, banana, etc.
- Place all ingredients except toppings in a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a bowl and top with desired toppings.