I adore all things pumpkin and all things sweet during the fall. When I combine the two, it feels like my mouth is having a party. I find so much comfort in knowing cold and gloomy weather can be dealt with a simple treat. That’s all it takes for me, a yummy food item to take my mind off of a cruel Mother Nature move. They call comfort foods “comfort” for a reason, right?

And you know what else I find great? To be able to prepare these treats on my own, on the spot, without having the need to go out and buy them at the nearest coffee shop or restaurant. I love being able to quickly put things together, with ingredients readily available. Here is a tasty Paleo Pumpkin Smoothie recipe for you, easy to make and, well…comfort-full ;)

Tools You’ll Need For Smoothie:

  •        Blender
  •        Measuring cup
  •        Measuring spoons

Ingredients for Smoothie:

  •        ½ cup pure organic pumpkin
  •        1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  •        ½ frozen banana
  •        ½ tablespoons maple syrup (or Raw honey)
  •        ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  •        ¼ teaspoon cinnamon (+ a bit extra more to sprinkle on top)
  •        1/8 teaspoon ginger
  •        1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  •        1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  •        1/8 teaspoon allspice
  •        1/2 cup (or more…depending on how smoothie-like you like your drink) of ice

Steps for Smoothie:

  1. Plug in your blender and blend all ingredients together until you get a smooth smoothie ;).
  2. Pour in a glass and top with Paleo Whipp (see instructions below) and a bit of cinnamon.

* Serves 1

* Nutritional Information for Smoothie (per serving): 204calories; 1g fat; 45g carbohydrates; 3g protein

Tools You’ll Need for Whipp:

  •        Hand mixer
  •        Cold mixing bowl
  •       Measuring spoons

Ingredients You’ll Need for Whipp:

  •        1 can full fat coconut milk
  •        1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •        2-4 packets of Truvia (stevia extract)

Steps for Whipp:

  1. Place mixing bowl and can of coconut milk in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. Once coconut milk and bowl have been chilling for 24 hours, open can and pour milk and stevia into the cold bowl. Using your hand mixer, mix these two ingredients together (for around 25 seconds).
  3. Add in vanilla extract and mix for another 25 seconds.
  4. Whipp is complete!
  5. Use Whipp right away, or store in a mason jar in the fridge for later use.

* Serves 20

* Nutritional Information for Whipp (per serving): calories; g fat; g carbohydrates; g protein

 

14 Responses

  1. Bonnie

    I am sitting here and Im starving (what else is new? ;) ) and it’s also raining here, so you better believe I am about to whip this up RIGHT NOW!

    Reply
    • Mariel Lewis
      Mariel Lewis

      Hi Brett! Thanks so much. You could use either, but for this recipe I recommend raw pumpkin :)

      Reply
  2. Jennifer Wilson

    Awesome! Pumpkin pie in a cup! I also made a latte (hot drink) version of this. I added strong coffee, a room temp banana, and omitted the ice. Then I blended everything on the “hot soup” setting! Wah-lah!

    I used canned, organic pumpkin. Where do I find raw pumpkin?

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    • Mariel Lewis
      Mariel Lewis

      Great tip Jennifer! I’ll have to give that a try, sounds awesome! I actually used pure pumpkin too…for some reason I typed “raw” pumpkin, when I meant “pure” pumpkin ;) – just corrected the typo in the ingredient list ;)

      Reply
  3. Laura

    I’m still confused about the pumpkin. :-)
    Raw pumpkin is pure pumpkin. Do you use cooked pumpkin?
    From the colour of your smoothie, I am guessing you used canned pumpkin. I’m not sure raw would give a nice smooth texture . . .

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  4. Dave

    This is fantastic! I have been looking for a good pumpkin smoothie — I stocked up on pure pumpkin after thanksgiving and was waiting for the perfect recipe to use our stash.
    I didn’t have the ginger, nutmeg, ground cloves, or allspice. I replaced the missing flavor with a teaspoon of coconut extract and a half scoop of chocolate whey protein powder. So delicious!

    Reply
    • Mariel Lewis
      Mariel Lewis

      Hi Dave! Thanks for the comment. That sounds delish…glad you now know what to do with your pumpkin ;).

      Reply
  5. Emily

    Just made this, and it is delicious! My 2 year old and I shared a glass :) Thanks for the recipe!

    Reply
  6. Genie

    Soooooo good! New Paleoite here just loving the way I feel eating better foods. Not missing grains as much as I expected thanks to awesome blogs like yours! Looking forward to trying more recipes. :)

    Reply
    • Mariel Lewis
      Mariel Lewis

      YAY! Feeling good is the best! So happy to know you like this smoothie and the way it makes you feel. :) Thank you for the comment, Genie!

      Reply

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