This Pumpkin Smoothie recipe with pumpkin puree, frozen yogurt, and pumpkin pie spice can be ready in minutes whenever the craving hits!
My daughters suggested that I try making a pumpkin smoothie. One of their friends loves the pumpkin smash from Jamba Juice and will drive 30 minutes just to get one. So I make this delicious copycat recipe that you can make at home any time you want!
First, let’s talk about canned pumpkin. For this pumpkin smoothie recipe, you’ll want to use 100% pure pumpkin. The only ingredient in the can is pureed pumpkin. You may also notice canned pumpkin pie mix on the shelves but the ingredients include sugar and spices for making a pie.
Can I make pumpkin puree?
Yes, you can easily make pumpkin puree. Slice a baking pumpkin in half and remove the seeds and pulp. Lay the two halves face down on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake them at 400˚F for 40-45 minutes, until tender. Allow the pumpkin to cool. Scoop out the pumpkin flesh and puree it in a blender or food processor. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week or the freezer for up to 3 months.
Put the fat-free, no sugar added vanilla frozen yogurt, pumpkin puree (I prefer using frozen cubes of pumpkin puree because it makes the smoothie thicker), milk, pumpkin pie spice, and protein powder into a blender.
Can I use regular yogurt instead of frozen yogurt for this pumpkin smoothie?
Yes, you can substitute the frozen yogurt in this recipe with your favorite yogurt. Keep in mind though the texture and flavor of the pumpkin smoothie will vary from this recipe.
Blend until smooth.
What else can I add to my pumpkin smoothie?
Since this is a copycat version of the Jamba Juice pumpkin smash smoothie, the only extra ingredient I added was the protein powder which is of course optional. As far as additional ingredients go, here are a few suggestions:
- ground flax seed
- chia seeds
- peanut butter
- smoothie booster (find my recipe here)
Divide the pumpkin smoothie between two cups, garnish with a little pumpkin pie spice, and add a straw.
What can I make with extra pumpkin puree?
This pumpkin smoothie recipe only calls for 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree so that leaves you with the rest of the can. You can store it in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for up to three months. I like freezing pumpkin puree in ice cube trays. Otherwise, here are some pumpkin recipes to try:
- Crescent Roll Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls are so easy to make and are perfect for fall. This small batch of cinnamon rolls is drizzled with caramel and icing.
- This Pumpkin Mug Cake recipe is dangerously easy to make. You are only 60 seconds away from warm, delicious cake!
- Try this Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bites. These pumpkin truffles are a delicious fall dessert that everyone will love!
- These Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins with Chocolate Chips are soft and moist with just the right amount of pumpkin spice. They’re perfect for breakfast or snack!
Want more drink recipes? Try these next:
Creamy Pumpkin Spice Whipped Coffee is perfect for fall. It’s ready in minutes and can be enjoyed iced or hot!
Make these Sherbet Punch Recipes for every party and holiday dinner! Choose from strawberry, orange, lemon, and lime punch or make all four for a variety.
This Cranberry Orange Holiday Punch recipe is delicious and refreshing. It’s a holiday beverage everyone can enjoy at your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!
Slow Cooker Apple Cider with caramel sauce and cinnamon syrup is so easy to make. Serve it in the fall and winter for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.