Pumpkin Smoothie – Amazing Recipe!

It’s officially fall… YAY!

If you love thick, creamy, and healthy smoothies, and pumpkin, then this pumpkin smoothie recipe is for you! It tastes like your mom’s pumpkin pie, only colder, and in a glass ツ
I’ve been playing around with this recipe for awhile now and finally feel like I nailed it. It’s got a great combination of sweet, savory and exotic flavors. The coconut milk is a great, creamy base, the banana gives it a thickness, the egg yolk provides protein and extra umami and the pecans give it that nutty, homemade pumpkin pie taste. Finally, in this pumpkin smoothie, the added spices and maple syrup let the true pumpkin flavor shine!

Here’s a quick video tutorial

Here’s the recipe for an individual meal or two snack-sized portions.

Pumpkin Smoothie Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen pumpkin puree (where to buy). I freeze the pumpkin in ice cube trays.
  • 1 frozen banana (be sure to unpeel before you freeze)
  • 1 cup coconut milk (where to buy) Could also use raw milk or almond milk.
  • 2 TB pecans
  • 1 1/2 TB of real maple syrup (where to buy), raw honey or 20 drops of stevia
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie seasoning (where to buy)
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract (where to buy)
  • Dash of sea salt (where to buy)
  • 1 pastured egg yolk (optional)
  • For more protein, you can add Collagen Peptides or vegan Pea Protein (optional)

Pumpkin Smoothie Directions

  1. Pour 1 cup of coconut milk into blender.
  2. Chop up your frozen banana and add to milk.
  3. Blend till smooth.
  4. Add in ½ of your frozen pumpkin with spices.
  5. Blend till smooth.
  6. Add other ½ of frozen pumpkin.
  7. Blend till smooth.
  8. Add egg yolk and pecans.
  9. Blend till smooth.
  10. Serve immediately and enjoy!

How about you?

Have you ever had a pumpkin smoothie? What’s your favorite pumpkin recipe? And if you enjoyed, be sure to share this pumpkin smoothie recipe with the pumpkin lovers in your life 🙂

About the Author

Genevieve Howland is a childbirth educator and breastfeeding advocate. She is the bestselling author of The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth and creator of the Mama Natural Birth Course. A mother of three, graduate of the University of Colorado, and YouTuber with over 75,000,000 views, she helps mothers and moms-to-be lead healthier and more natural lives.


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  1. Hi, Genevieve! I want to try this recipe! It looks great. I was wondering where you get pasteurized egg yolks? Is there a brand you recommend? I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately because I would like to make my own mayonnaise. Thank you!

  2. Hello! This pumpkin smoothie looks so yummy! Can’t wait to try it. Just wondering if you could give me a suggestion on what to use in place of the banana? My son is allergic to them. Thank you!

    • Yogurt might work!

  3. Mmmm, omg this looks oh, so tasty!! I’ve been in the mood for pumpkin lately – and this looks absolutely wonderful! Can’t wait to give it a try, thanks for sharing <3

  4. I absolutely LOVE the pumpkin smoothie, which I turned into dessert pudding by topping it off with coconut milk whip cream. It tasted exactly like pumpkin pie… thanks so much for the delicious recipe! Side note: Will you be coming out with other gummy recipes? I’m a huge fan of them and am always looking for more ideas.

  5. I just found your website and Youtube videos and I love it. My children are 21, 17 and 14. All girl’s! Wish I saw you video about how to get a boy before now :).
    I notice you order a lot of your ingredients on Amazon. Is this for cost or quality. I was wondering if I could get the ingredients at Whole Foods. Thank you!

    • Thanks! Most definitely you can get these ingredients at WF. Amazon is just more convenient and cheaper for me 😉

      • Hi Genevieve! I love your website and especially your youtube videos!!! My daughter is 13 months old and me and my husband absolutely love your recipes lol!! But I do have a question about this recipe could I substitute almond milk for the coconut milk? ?

        • Absolutely! Any nut/seed milk will work.

  6. I am also leery of raw egg white and I too wonder if we can substitute it?

    • The egg yolk is completely optional. No need to substitute with anything 🙂

  7. Is there anyway you can add a link to be able to have a printable copy of your recipes?

    • Good suggestion! Will get on that 🙂

  8. Love this! Yes, I love adding 2 raw grass fed egg yolks to make this real ~primal~, stay full longer, balance moods-blood sugar and hormones. Thank you!!

  9. Pumpkin Waffles!

    Recipe: Pumpkin Waffles
    Make your pancakes as you would normally, I use:

    2 Cups Arrow Mills (1 Cup Whole Wheat Mix and 1 Cup Buttermilk mix)
    1 ½ Cups Milk (or plain unsweetened Almond Milk or Goats Milk)
    2 – 3 Organic Eggs
    2 Tsp Olive or best oil (I Prefer 1 tsp butter melted and 1 tsp live oil)
    2 Tbsp Honey (optional)
    1/3 Cup Ground Flax (optional)

    Stir the above then add:
    1 Can 15 oz. Plain Pumpkin Canned without spices
    (if you can use real pumpkin meat)
    ¾ Tsp Ground Cinnamon
    ½ Tsp Ground Nutmeg
    ¼ Tsp Ground Ginger
    ¼ Tsp Ground Cloves

    Gently stir till mixed together. Let batter set for a few minutes. If too thin add more dry mixture, if too thick add more milk. Make as pancakes or waffles. Can make ahead of time then warm in toaster.
    • Try adding chopped walnuts, semi-sweet chocolate chips or be creative.
    • Top with simple fruit syrup made by heating apple or any juice to almost boiling and stirring in kudzu root to thicken.
    • Pumpkin pancakes are great plain or with just butter or real maple syrup on top.
    • No need for maple syrup if you just sprinkle a little confectioner’s sugar .

  10. Hi Genevieve! I am a fellow Chicago dweller and wanted to know where you buy your raw milk and raw dairy products? I don’t believe I’ve ever seen raw milk at any of the local grocers or farmer’s markets. I’ve also not seen raw butter (though I think I’ve encountered raw cheeses at the Green City Market). We aren’t huge milk drinkers but I feel like any milk we are ingesting should be raw. Thanks for your help – adore the blog and the videos!

  11. Hi Genevieve!
    Can you make this without the egg to make it vegan? I occasionally do egg but can’t wrap my head around raw egg yolk!! Maybe sub flax”egg”? Thanks!!

  12. Hello

    I just recently found your site and had a question about gelatin, how much should a pregnant woman eat everday? 1 Tablespoon?


  13. This smoothie is AMAZING!! It’s fall, so I am in the mood for that pumpkin flavor. I decided to give this smoothie a try because I am addicted to smoothies. I used DIY coconut milk, and I know that boosts the calorie content, but to make this smoothie more my size, I reduced the coconut milk to 6 oz instead of 8, used 4 cubes of pumpkin instead of 6 and left the rest of the ingredents the same – it turns out the smoothie was very filling! Come out with more delicious smoothies! I can’t seem to make my own that have the WOW factor of yours!

  14. Have you ever tried butternut pumpkin cooked with curry powder and coconut milk? It’s delish! Kinda sweet, very creamy…you can make it almost into a puree if you like. If you make it real mild it can be Griffin’s first curry ;).

    • Yummy! I’ve done it with butternut squash but not pumpkin. I’ll have to give that a whirl. Thanks!

      • Hah, I just found out that what you call butternut squash is what we call butternut pumpkin, because I’m from Australia, and Australian English uses the word ‘pumpkin’ to broadly refer to all winter squashes. The only thing we actually call a squash are those little yellow ones that I’ve never tried. I love your/my/our language!!!

  15. Genevieve ! Love smoothies, and loved this smoothie 🙂 I did change it up a little though, because mine seemed to come out a little nutty for my taste I added a half cup of vanilla yogurt in mine, and it seemed to balance things well ! Now off to make some teethers for my 6 month old son, out of the rest of the pumkin left over, I’ll keep you posted on how they turn out 🙂 Keep on rocking the natural life mamas !

    • Thanks Kenley for the update. Your smoothie addition sounds nice. The pumpkin teethers are great! XO.

  16. Just came across your site….LOVE it! Seems like we live by similar philosophies. 🙂
    Diaper question for you- my son is 9 months and we’ve been using MotherEase (love them). I bought them off of a good friend. However, they no longer seem to be working well and get smelly easily. I tried stripping…no luck! Any advice?
    I see you use bumGenuis- I’ve been looking into buying some….the 3-0 deluxe all in one (no insert- just one piece) are on sale for only $10 a diaper! Have you used those? Thanks for your help!

    • Hi Laura,

      Welcome! I would try washing them once a month with bleach. Is that what you mean by “stripping” them? I also notice if I use some green laundry soaps they don’t work as well as Method brand. If that doesn’t work, I’d say give bumGenius a try. I’ve never tried the all in ones. Perhaps you could look them up on Amazon and see how they are reviewed. I always trust customer feedback :).

      Good luck!

      • I used 1 cup of white vinegar in canner of water and boiled for 15 minutes of so. The diapers came out very nice and fresh

    • Hi Laura,
      We used the same BumGenius as Genevieve until my daughter was a little over 1 year old. We were very happy with them, though we always had trouble that they didn’t absorb as well as we’d like (I think because of my husband’s over enthusiastic use of bottom balm on my daughter since her first month!). I didn’t realize until too late he was lubing her up in fear of diaper rash we never actually experienced. We actually almost never use any balm/bottom cream now, and just wipe her with a water wetted cloth – these two types Charlie Banana 10 Reusable Organic Cotton Wipes, (Pack of 2) and GroVia Reusable Cloth Wipes – 12 Pack. We also inherited Motherease diapers/covers but didn’t find them as easy as a single diaper. I can now say we are devoted to FUZZY BUNS which friends handed down to us, the snap ones. They are similar to BumGenius but have a nicer interior feel and absorb better. I am the same weeks pregnant as Genevieve and we hope maybe we’ll potty train our little girl before her sister comes along next month so baby sister can use the Fuzzy Buns. … We use 1/8 cup of Bio-Kleen (a more natural form of Oxiclean) to boost/freshen the diaper load when needed (once every month or two). We use Charlie’s Soap Laundry Powder for washing the diapers and we wash on warm or hot. We’ve been fortunate and have no complaints now that we’ve found this combination. The Original Blue Dawn dish soap method also works, you add 1 Tbsp Blue Dawn into the hot load of diapers, then do two hot rinse loads. http://www.zany-zebra.com/stripping-cloth-diapers.shtml We haven’t done that in a while because Bio-Kleen works so well to freshen them. Good luck! Steep learning curve sometimes, but so worth it. We are very happy to have gone with cloth diapers.

      • Laura, quick edit. I spelled Fuzzy Buns wrong – it’s FuzziBunz! Ours are a size Medium and work for our 25lb 1.5 year old. I think they’ll last her until she’s potty trained. But I just looked online and there is a FuzziBunz one-size that you may want to look into.

        FuzziBunz ionserts are the same as BumGenius, and you can definitely buy the inserts much cheaper used on Craigslist or Ebay. We got ours handed down from a friend.

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