Smoothies are the best. When I am in a hurry or I am craving dessert for breakfast I opt for a smoothie instead. I think about 5 years ago I made a pumpkin smoothie and loved it then forgot about it. Decided to test it out again, nothing like ringing in September with a little pumpkin recipe. I actually use pumpkin all year round. Also tested this recipe to see if Finn (my two year old) would like it, he is a smoothie monster. Results were successful! Even added a Pumpkin Spice Granola to the top. Yummy to snack on it’s own too!
Sharing this pumpkin recipe with Ella Claire Inspired for her Taste of Seasons blog hop! Make sure to check out all of the other bloggers sharing their pumpkin recipes. I will also link my other favorite Pumpkin Recipes at the end too!
I actually really like to eat smoothies rather than drink them. Trick to get it to last longer and feel more like a meal. If I am on the go I will just drink it (😭). Reminds me of a smoothie bowl, but simpler. So I like to top it with granola. I have a PALEO Granola HERE. Or I sharing my kids favorite granola, that I made a Pumpkin Spice granola. I eat too, it is amazing topped on this Pumpkin Smoothie!
Does the pumpkin and peach combo sound weird for a smoothie? I don’t know why but it just felt right, maybe the shades of orange? Whatever it is, it works. Adds the right balance and some sweet to the savory pumpkin so you don’t need to add any sweeteners.
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Speaking of pumpkin here is a little nutritional information for you on pumpkin- Not only is pumpkin low in calories but it is also high on fibre. Eating pumpkin is good for the heart. The fiber, potassium, and vitamin C content in pumpkin all support heart health.
Are Vital Collagen Peptides better than Protein Powder? They are just different. Collagen is a protein made up of amino-acids: glycine, proline, hydroxyproline, and arginine, all of which help our body’s connective tissue, skin, hair, nails, as well as gut health stay as healthy as possible. Collagen protein is different than whey and casein protein because of these high levels of amino acids. So it doesn’t hurt to add both to your smoothie! Especially if you work out regularly.
How much protein can you consume in one sitting? It depends on a lot of things. But most should aim for about 20 grams per meal. But you can have more. I read an article that said it is a myth that your body can only absorb so much protein in one sitting.
In this Pumpkin Smoothie it is totally optional to add the protein power and the Vital Collagen. I tried it both ways and liked them both. Typically when I have a smoothie I am having it as a meal replacement so I always add protein. And I have noticed a difference in my recovery from working out when I take the Vital Collagen Proteins. (I buy THIS Vital Collagen Peptides and THIS plant based Protein Powder).
Recipe for Pumpkin Smoothie-
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup frozen peach
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 6 ice cubes
- 1 scoop protein powder*
- 1 scoop Vital Collagen Peptides *
- Add the almond milk first then the rest of the ingredients. Blend on medium high for about 90 seconds. Until smooth and creamy!
Recipe for Pumpkin Spice Granola-
Pumpkin Spice Granola
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup ground flax seed
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- Mix the dry ingredients first.
- In a pan heat the syrup, coconut oil, honey, pumpkin puree, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice until all melted and combined. Pour the heated ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir.
- Pour mixture on a cookie sheet.
- Bake at 325 for 15 minutes take out and flip the mixture so it evenly bakes. Then bake for another 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
- Store in the freezer or in the fridge.
Here are my other favorite Pumpkin Recipes-
Check out the other amazing Pumpkin Recipes being shared today!
Pumpkin Snack Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting by Ella Claire | Pumpkin Pie Baklava by A Burst of Beautiful | Keto Pumpkin Cranberry Scones by Home Stories A to Z | Baked Pumpkin Donuts by Boxwood Avenue | Nutella Pumpkin Spice Croissants by Craftberry Bush
Pumpkin Spice Butter by Tidy Mom | Pumpkin Peach Smoothie by Nesting with Grace | Orange Pumpkin Pie by So Much Better with Age | Pumpkin Sugar Cookies by Zevy Joy | Pumpkin Spiced Rooibos Latte by Farmhouse on Boone
Pumpkin Bread Pudding by Love Grows Wild | Mini GF + Keto Pumpkin Cheesecakes by The Chronicles of Home | Pumpkin Spice Cranberry Muffins by Anderson + Grant | Pumpkin Butter Goat Cheese & Bacon Appetizer by Nest of Posies | GF Pumpkin Muffins by Maison de Pax
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies by Inspired by Charm | Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo by Town and Country Living | Pumpkin Custard by My Sweet Savannah | Mini Pumpkin Pies by Nina Hendrick Design Co. | Pumpkin Spice Waffle Recipe + Dessert Bar by Summer Adams