Sip on These Healthy Pumpkin Smoothies All Fall Long
Categories: DIY Recipes

Sip on These Healthy Pumpkin Smoothies All Fall Long

Fall is here, y’all! You know what that means, right? ‘Tis the season for pumpkin EVERYTHING. It’s time to break out that blender because we’re showing you how to whip up Healthy Swirled Pumpkin Smoothies. They’re dairy-free, easy to make, and will satisfy any sweet tooth. No one has to know they’re good for you too! :)

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups sliced bananas
  • 3 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • assorted nuts, granola, and dried fruit for garnish

Instructions:

1. Place sliced bananas on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze overnight, or for a few hours.

2. To make the vanilla smoothie layer, combine 1 cup frozen sliced bananas, 1 cup almond milk, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 tablespoon maple syrup in a blender. Blend until smooth.

3. To make the chocolate smoothie layer, combine 1 cup frozen sliced bananas, 1 cup almond milk, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, and cocoa powder in a blender. Blend until smooth.

4. To make the pumpkin smoothie layer, combine 2 cups frozen sliced bananas, 1 1/2 cups almond milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (feel free to add more to taste), and pumpkin in a blender. Blend until smooth.

5. Time to layer your smoothies! Fill a glass with a few spoonfuls of the pumpkin mixture. Top with a few spoonfuls of the vanilla mixture and continue to alternate. Repeat with the pumpkin and chocolate mixtures. Top your smoothies with nuts, granola, and some dried cranberries.

Place sliced bananas on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze overnight, or for a few hours.

To make the vanilla smoothie layer, combine frozen sliced bananas, almond milk, vanilla, and maple syrup in a blender. Blend until smooth.

To make the chocolate smoothie layer, combine frozen sliced bananas, almond milk, vanilla, maple syrup, and cocoa powder in a blender. Blend until smooth.

To make the pumpkin smoothie layer, combine frozen sliced bananas, almond milk, vanilla, maple syrup, cinnamon (feel free to add more to taste), and pumpkin in a blender. Blend until smooth.

Time to build the smoothies! Fill a glass with a few spoonfuls of the pumpkin mixture. Top with a few spoonfuls of the vanilla mixture and continue to alternate. Repeat with the pumpkin and chocolate. Boom! How easy is that?

Top your smoothies with nuts, granola, and some dried cranberries.

We used pumpkin seeds and pecans for an extra festive touch, but feel free to get creative with your toppings.

B-E-A-UTIFUL!

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Recipe Development and Food Styling: Francesca Bean

Styling: Cassidy Miller

Photography: Chris Andre