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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl

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! 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 ;).

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl

Yield: One large bowl or two small bowls

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Optional Toppings:
  • Pepitas
  • Granola
  • Chia seeds
  • Pecans
  • Coconut whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Add bananas, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and almond milk to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a bowl and add toppings as desired.
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https://karalydon.com/recipes/pumpkin-pie-smoothie-bowl/

This Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl is a feel-good bowl of nothing but pumpkin power. Perfect breakfast for the fall with only 4 ingredients and no sugar added! Vegan and gluten-free.

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!

Harvest Kale Salad with Pumpkin Seed Oil Dressing| The Foodie Dietitian @karalydon

Harvest Kale Salad with Pumpkin Seed Oil Dressing

Tempeh Hash | The Foodie Dietitian @karalydon

Tempeh Pumpkin Hash

Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie-7

Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

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.

Comments

  1. I might have just licked the computer! Looks delicious!

  2. Yum! I’m always looking for new smoothie bowl ideas!

  3. Awesome! Looks so easy! Love the video.

  4. Love this! Looks delicious and so pretty!

  5. This looks sooo good and satisfying!! I love pumpkin flavored anything, so I must try this recipe! I love having “dessert” for breakfast! Lol!

  6. This is such a great idea! I cant wait to to it! I love pumpkin in the morning 🙂

  7. Yum! This looks delish! I love how you can make it your own with the additional toppings!

  8. absolutely stunning bowl! Love all those toppings too!

  9. Kara, this is a stunner- edible art! Recently I’ve gotten really into smoothie bowls and this one looks amazing!

  10. Happy Birthday!!! I am loving all the fall goodness you packed into this smoothie bowl

  11. I’m new to your blog,. I just saw this recipe today, it looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it. Have to tell you, I live in Buffalo and we share a birthday! Hope it was a good one.

  12. Kara, WOW. This looks incredibly good – I love the colors, the way you added the toppings. I’m definitely going to try this! I have a can of pumpkin (okay, 2 cans) in my cupboard begging to be turned into a pumpkin pie smoothie bowl. And happy belated birthday!

  13. Happy Birthday! You need to put a candle in the coconut whipped cream!

  14. Girlfriend, you just crammed so much goodness into that breakfast bowl, I don’t even know what to say. Love, love, love it 🙂

  15. The pumpkin smoothie recipe looks in.credible! Kara, you offer a smorgasbord of healthy, delicious food knowledge. No doubt this recipe will be just as tasty as all your others. Keep up the encouraging and passionate work. Oh….and happy birthday!

  16. Definitely going to make this! It sounds too good to pass up!

  17. Ellen Weber

    Happy Birthday, Kara!

    I’ve been enjoying your posts everyday. This recipe sounds like a winner!
    Have a fun day with your Mom.

    xoxo

  18. Janelle (@JanelleRDN)

    Happiest of birthdays to you!

  19. Happy Birthday!!! I’m an October baby as well 😉 YUM, that pumpkin smoothie bowl looks all kinds of delicious. I would definitely top with your coconut whipped cream or some nut butter.

    • Thanks, Alanna! Aw, when’s the bday?! Happy early birthday! Nut butter is a GREAT idea! I’ll definitely play around with that next time.

  20. Happy happy birthday!!! Hope it’s fabulous! Sounds like you have some fun plans 🙂
    And I absolutely love it that our brains are on the same page all the time haha – I did a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie yesterday! The smoothie bowl idea sounds amazing!! xo

  21. First, happy birthday! Second…what a great idea…I’m not sure if this would be breakfast or dessert for me…but, I’d top with your coconut whipped cream for sure!

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