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Vegan Pumpkin Smoothie

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Drumroll, please. We’re trying out Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter today…in a vegan pumpkin smoothie. 

Smoothies for fall? I mean, why not. Also, if you live in a city that’s summer all year long (ahem, I am looking at you Miami), but still want to hop on that pumpkin train, a cool and creamy vegan pumpkin smoothie just makes sense. 

Okay. So I walked into Trader Joe’s earlier this week and my eyes lit up like a kid on Christmas morning. Everything in the store just screamed “AUTUMN IS HERE!” Although I wanted to buy everything, I had to hold it together. I am still broke/frugal/cheap AF.

Instead of using the pumpkin on a pie, or spreading it on sweet, warm bread, I decided a smoothie would be nice, especially since it’s still hot in California. But I didn’t want just any pumpkin-flavored smoothie. I wanted this smoothie to be incredibly creamy, thick, and dessert-like. So if you’re looking for a diet smoothie, this one isn’t it.

Live a little, you know?


Vegan Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe

Recipe Notes: 

  1. Using frozen, ripe bananas is important. It’ll create a creamier texture in your smoothie. Also, sweetness. Ripe bananas bring in sweetness. 
  2. Use full fat coconut milk. It’ll thicken up your smoothie.
  3. If you don’t have coconut milk, a thick dairy-free milk alternative like soy or oat can work too.
  4. Adjust the spices to your liking. I enjoy a nice spice kick, so I am bit liberal with the spice shaker.
  5. This recipe will yield about two servings, or just one tall glass of awesomeness. 

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  1. Add all of the ingredients in to a high-powered blender. I use a Nutribullet
  2. Blend until smooth. 
  3. Pour in glass a cup and enjoy. 
Pumpkin smoothie in a tall, clear glass

More Smoothie Recipes To Check Out:

Pineapple Orange Smoothie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Simple Green Smoothie Recipe

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