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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice Green Smoothie (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free)

Halloween is just a few days away and this green smoothie is the perfect way to get in the spirit! The frozen banana lends a wonderful creaminess and the frozen mango gives it a hint of sweetness without any added sugar.

Pumpkin Pie Spice and Everything Nice Green Smoothie (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)

 As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been inspired by the fun variety of pumpkin smoothies floating around the internet and knew I wanted to experiment making my own. I love to add greens to my smoothies so I figured I’d give it a go and see what it was like to combine pumpkin, greens, and other fruit. The results were fantastic with rave reviews and requests for more. My husband loved that that it tasted like a yummy green smoothie with a hint of pumpkin and fall spice. I hope you enjoy this as much as my family does!

Pumpkin Pie Spice and Everything Nice Green Smoothie (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice Green Smoothie (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free)

Makes about 2 1/2 cups of smoothie

1 and 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk (from a carton, not canned) or other non-dairy milk
2 Handfuls of Fresh Spinach
1/4 Cup of Pureed Pumpkin
1/4 Cup Frozen Mango Chunks (Update 11/13: it also tastes amazing with frozen pineapple!)
1 Frozen Banana (chopped into chunks, see note below)
1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
Optional toppings: cinnamon, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts

Put all of the ingredients into the blender (put the coconut milk in first) and blend together until creamy. Add more liquid if needed.

After blending together, taste it. If you want it to be sweeter, add a bit more frozen mango, banana, or a drop of your favorite sweetener. Pour the smoothie into glasses or jars and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts.

Pumpkin Pie Spice and Everything Nice Green Smoothie (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)

Notes

- Peel and chop spotted bananas into chunks and then freeze so they’re always on hand.

- If you don’t drink it all at once, store it in a glass jar (mason jars work well or re-use nut butter jars) in the fridge. When ready to drink, simply shake it up!

Other Pumpkin Smoothies that I love:

Pumpkin Pie Delight Smoothie from Simply Whole Foods

Pumpkin Spice Green Smoothie from The Detoxinista

Creamy Pumpkin-Cranberry Smoothie from Tessa the Domestic Diva

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Comments

  1. That looks so thick!!!! I love thick smoothies. Wow, the word THICK is just soooo naughty! LOL!!!
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  2. Looks so pretty! Sounds very interesting! :)

    • Becca, thank you! I’ve been obsessed with these smoothies lately and love switching up the toppings too. Not sure if you saw on Instagram or Facebook, but Ive been experimenting with different toppings (toppings are not needed, but are fun to play around with) and yesterday made the smoothie extra thick to eat with a spoon and topped with chocolate granola. YUM. Like my husband says, it’s like a yummy creamy green smoothie but with a hint of festive fall spice and pumpkin. Love it. Enjoy!

  3. I love smoothies, but haven’t got on the green smoothie train yet. This looks and sounds delicious though. especially with the mango. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday
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  4. So glad I found this smoothie recipe on Healthy Vegan Friday! I have been trying new pumpkin smoothie recipes this fall so this is right up my alley. Your blog is lovely and I have checked notify me to keep abreast of new posts.
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    • Welcome, Deborah! Thank you for your kind comments and for subscribing and joining the Made to Glow community. I hope you enjoy the pumpkin smoothie and I appreciate you stopping by!

  5. Looks super healthy and delicious. Thanks for sharing your smoothie with us on foodie friday.
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  6. This looks yummy! New follower through twitter. Thank you for sharing at our TGIF Link Party at A Peek Into My Paradise. I hope you will be back to link up another awesome post this week!
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  7. I wouldn’t have thought to pair spinach and pumpkin, but I know spinach has a very mild flavor in smoothies. We usually go the avocado route to get creamy smoothies. I have fresh pumpkin puree and two more to cook up! Perfect timing! Thanks for linking up to Wellness Wednesday!
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    • Thanks, Anjanette! Agreed – avocados are awesome in smoothies! To make creamy smoothies, my favorite things to add are frozen banana and avocado. Let me know when you try it and I hope you enjoy!

  8. Yum!
    The only way this smoothie could be any better… is if I had it in my hands right now!
    Thanks for sharing this delicious smoothie at the Smoothie OTW Link-Up, i hope you’ll share again in the future :D

  9. Featuring your recipe this week..I haven’t tried a green pumpkin smoothie yet! I might add some avocado or coconut milk powder too!

  10. That looks delicious! Pumpkin spiced drinks are not really a big thing in Australia, but I do love pumpkin so I shall have to see if I can recreate this somehow!
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    • Thanks, Liz! I hope you like it! I am actually drinking one right now :) I didn’t have any frozen mango so I used frozen pineapple and it is SO good. “Damn good” as my husband just remarked ;) Enjoy!

  11. This sounds like such a healthy recipe. I am always trying to find to smoothie recipe for my husband and I will have to add this to my list. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Real Food Fridays.
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  12. I am just trying this for the first time, and I have to say, WOW! I think I have found a new favorite breakfast smoothie! Delicious! I am also looking forward to trying it with the pineapple!
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