This green smoothie recipe tastes just like pumpkin pie, and features spinach wheatgrass, almond butter, flaxseed, and more. Healthy and SO delicious!
UPDATE: This post originally appeared in November 2015.
With autumn nearly upon us, I thought it would be the perfect time to share one of my favorite green smoothie recipes for Fall.
Allow me to introduce you to your new best friend: the superfood pumpkin pie green smoothie.
Don't be scared—although this smoothie is decidedly green in color, I promise it tastes exactly like pumpkin pie.
High in Vitamin A, protein, fiber and good-for-you omega-3 fats, this creamy and delicious Pumpkin puree smoothie is a great way to use up any leftover pumpkin you'll likely have lying around during the holidays.
It's also a great detox and one to bookmark for occasions like the day after Thanksgiving, after we've all spent a day stuffing ourselves with comfort food.
The ingredient list for this healthy smoothie recipe is a bit longer than my typical green smoothie recipes, but rest assured it doesn't take any more time to make.
Literally just dump everything into your favorite blender (I highly recommend Vitamix, which you can get on Amazon or direct through their site) and in less than 5 minutes total time, you'll have a delicious smoothie that only tastes decadent, but is actually dairy-free and full of body-nourishing ingredients, like Vitamin-A-rich pumpkin (be sure to choose BPA-free cans), nutrient-dense spinach and digestion-friendly ground flaxseed (I love Bob Red Mill's organic flax).
For an extra superfood boost, I like adding organic wheat grass powder to this healthy Pumpkin puree smoothie, but if you don't have it on hand, feel free to skip.
Likewise, I use dates to sweeten my smoothies in favor of using refined sugar, but if you don't have dates, try organic maple syrup or raw, unpasteurized honey.
I always have grand plans of making my own nut butters and milks, but for those weeks when I can't find the time, I opt for storebought options that are as close to homemade as possible.
As in, they only contain the nuts themselves, and not much else. Whole Foods and Amazon carry a great all-natural almond butter (there's literally only 2 ingredients: almonds and sea salt).
And I recommend finding a small-batch almond milk producer near you that makes their milk with only organic almonds and water (in Atlanta, I love Treehouse almond milk).
If you try this 5-minute recipe for Superfood Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie, be sure to share a photo and tag me @rootandrevel on social media–I’d LOVE to see how it turned out for you!
Superfood Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie
- Combine all ingredients in high-powered blender. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
**This recipe for Superfood Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie is adapted from Superfood Smoothies.**
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