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This pumpkin peanut butter smoothie is creamy and delicious. It is super easy to make, completely vegan and dairy-free, and tastes like pumpkin pie!
This smoothie is very filling and tastes incredible, so it makes a great dessert smoothie.
I am a huge smoothie lover and I had some leftover pumpkin in the fridge, so I decided to turn it into a smoothie. And of course, I had to add plenty of peanut butter because I’m obsessed with peanut butter!
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Here is what you need to make this pumpkin peanut butter smoothie:
Almond milk or oat milk - Either of these plant-based milks work well. You could also try a different milk as long as it doesn't have a really strong flavor.
Maple syrup - for added sweetness.
Canned pumpkin - make sure you use 100% pure pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling.
Peanut butter - I recommend natural peanut butter, with no added sugar or oil.
Banana - a frozen banana makes this smoothie cold and creamy.
Pumpkin pie spice - to make this smoothie taste like pumpkin pie!
Peel and chop your banana before freezing.
I like to chop my banana into fourths so that the pieces are more easily blended. Try to cut all pieces about the same size so you can grab four pieces to make a whole banana.
You can freeze your banana pieces in a sealed container, with parchment paper between layers so that the bananas don't freeze together.
Make sure you use canned pumpkin. It should be 100% pure pumpkin - not pumpkin pie filling.
To be sure, check the list of ingredients on the can. It should be only pumpkin!
Is a pumpkin peanut butter smoothie healthy?
The ingredients in this smoothie are all fairly healthy, but everyone has different health needs.
The calorie count is high for this smoothie, so you need to take into account your own desired caloric intake. This will depend on your height, weight, exercise routine, and weight goals.
If you want to reduce the calories and fat content of this smoothie, use 1 tablespoon of peanut butter instead of two.
You could also use almond milk instead of oat milk, and use only 1 tablespoon of maple syrup to reduce the amount of sugar.
You also need to make sure that the pumpkin you use is 100% pure pumpkin. Make sure that you don’t buy canned pumpkin pie filling with added sugar and oil. Using pumpkin pie filling would make this smoothie less healthy.
Substitutions and adjustments
Amount of peanut butter
For this pumpkin peanut butter smoothie, the recipe calls for 1 - 2 tablespoons of peanut butter. It's up to you if you want 1 or 2 tablespoons.
I suggest starting with one, then taste after blending and add more if desired.
The reason for this option is that some people may think 2 tablespoons is too much fat and too many calories for one smoothie. But 2 tastes delicious and this is a peanut butter smoothie after all!
Amount of maple syrup
This recipe has the same choice for maple syrup: 1 or 2 tablespoons, whichever you prefer. Again, I suggest starting with one and adding more if desired.
One is probably enough sweetness for most people, but since this smoothie is perfect for dessert, you may want to indulge with two tablespoons of maple syrup!
Type of milk
I like to use plant-based milk for my smoothies to keep them dairy-free, but you could use a different milk if you'd like.
My favorites are almond milk and oat milk because they aren't overpowering and don't alter the taste of the smoothie. I suggest avoiding coconut milk because it will likely give your smoothie a coconut taste.
More dessert smoothies
- 1 cup almond milk or oat milk
- 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
- ½ cup 100% pure canned pumpkin
- 1-2 tablespoons peanut butter
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 frozen banana
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Make sure you use 100% pure pumpkin- not pumpkin pie filling.
I suggest starting with just 1 tablespoon of maple syrup and 1 tablespoon of peanut butter. Taste and add more if desired.