This pumpkin pie smoothie bowl is a comforting, refreshing feel-good bowl of nothing but pumpkin power. Perfect breakfast for the fall with only 4 ingredients and no sugar added! I’ve been on this roll of updating some of my old recipes lately and making video for them, like my vegan loaded sweet potato and vegan green goddess dressing. I’m not necessarily updating the recipe itself (although sometimes I make a couple tweaks) but mostly updating the photos because I’ve learned a thing or two about photography over the last few years. And making videos because they’re just fun to make and I know how much ya’ll love them.
But in updating old blog posts, I have to tell you that I’m pretty embarrassed by some of the language around food that I was using a few years ago. For instance, I had to delete the words “clean-eating” and “guilt-free” from this post. Because in becoming an intuitive eating counselor and working with women to heal their relationship with food, I’ve learned how harmful this type of language is. For instance, “clean eating” insinuates that some food is dirty. But the only food that’s dirty is the produce you get from your farmer’s market that’s literally covered in dirt. And “guilt free” suggests that you should feel guilty about certain foods. But the only food you should feel guilty about is food that you stole. I’m so grateful that I’ve come a long way from using insidious diet mentality language in my posts and I’m so sorry for having used some of that language in the past. I share this with you so you can hopefully become more aware of sneaky language that’s disguised in health but really just makes you feel shitty or stressed out.
Anywayyyyysss…WHO WANTS A SMOOTHIE BOWL?! I love this pumpkin bowl o’ power because it’s made with only 4 ingredients: pumpkin, banana, spices, and non-dairy milk. And the bananas are so sweet that you really don’t need any added sugar or sweetener (check out my video below for a quick 60-second how-to!).
Pumpkin is a powerhouse itself too. It’s loaded with antioxidants and vitamins like beta-carotene, vitamin A, C, and E. So, indulge in some pumpkin pie for breakfast. It seriously tasted like a big bowl of fall heaven. Coconut (or regular) whipped cream is optional but highly recommended ;).
- 2 sliced frozen bananas
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- Chia seeds
- Coconut whipped cream
- Add bananas, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and almond milk to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a bowl and add toppings as desired.
Tell me, what would be your favorite toppings for a pumpkin pie smoothie bowl?
This post was originally published in October 2014. The recipe and photos have been updated (and a new video added!) to give you the best quality content possible.
For more pumpkin inspiration, check out my recipes below!
I’m a nutrition coach and yoga teacher helping people to learn to love food again. I love cooking, taking pictures of my food and traveling around the world. Follow my blog for delicious, seasonal vegetarian recipes and simple strategies to bring more yoga and mindfulness into your life. And check out my e-book to learn how to improve your health through nutrition and yoga. Show me what deliciousness you make! Tag me @karalydonRD on Instagram.