Peanut Butter Pumpkin Smoothie
This vegan peanut butter pumpkin smoothie is so creamy and delicious it’s sure to become a Fall favourite.
- dietary needs: vegan, gluten-free
- nutritional features: high in protein, no added sugar
- peanut butter or powdered peanut butter – both work well, for more peanut butter flavour without adding 4 tbsp of peanut butter, use 4 tbsp powdered peanut butter, for delicious creaminess, use 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
- frozen fruit – I like it best with frozen banana but if you can’t do banana, replace with frozen peach
- protein powder – best with vanilla pea protein-based powder
- plant milk – any kind works, just make sure you enjoy the taste, I like almond or cashew
- pumpkin – use plain, canned pumpkin puree, I like Farmers Market best (could be subbed with butternut squash or sweet potato puree, if needed)
Add everything to a blender, starting with the milk, and start blending on low.
Slowly increase the speed to medium or high and blend for 20-30 seconds until completely smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass and enjoy right away!
- Peanut Butter: Can be made with powdered peanut butter or peanut butter. For more peanut butter flavour without an extra 200 calories, 4 tbsp of powdered peanut butter works great, however, 2 tbsp of peanut butter is also lovely because it makes it super smooth and creamy.
- Peanut-Free Option: Use almond butter instead of peanut butter.
- Sweetening: I don’t add any extra sweetener but for a treat and depending on the protein powder used, you may consider adding add a few drops of liquid stevia, 2 tsp maple syrup or 2-4 soft, moist dates.
- Make it Larger: For a larger smoothie and additional nutrition, add up to 1 cup cooked frozen cauliflower florets, frozen zucchini chunks or 1/2 cup cooked sweet potato puree.
- Reduced Sugar: For a lower sugar smoothie, replace the banana with 1.25 cups of frozen peach slices or use 1/2 cup frozen peach and half a frozen banana.
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Peanut Butter Pumpkin Smoothie
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1
- Category: Smoothie
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
This smoothie is ultra creamy, is loaded with nutrition and features two of the best flavours ever: peanut butter and pumpkin! Try them together with an added kick of ginger and cinnamon in this delicious, protein-rich treat.
- 1 cup almond milk (250 mL)
- 2 tbsp peanut butter (30 g) or 4 tbsp powdered peanut butter (24 g)
- 1 scoop vegan vanilla protein powder (30 g)
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (125 g)
- 1 large frozen banana (120 g), see notes
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Add the plant milk to a high-speed blender then add the rest of the ingredients.
- Start blending on low then slowly increase speed, blending for 20-30 seconds until creamy.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy right away.
Peanut Butter: For the most peanut butter flavour, use 4 tbsp of powdered peanut butter. Peanut butter also works great but 2 tbsp gets a little lost amongst the other flavours, however, it does add a delicious creaminess!
Sweetener: For an extra treat, add a few drops of liquid stevia, 2 tsp maple syrup or 2-4 soft, moist dates.
Fruit: For less sugar, replace the banana with 1.25 cups of frozen peach slices or use 1/2 cup frozen peach and half a frozen banana.
More Volume: For a larger smoothie and additional nutrition, add up to 1 cup cooked frozen cauliflower florets, frozen zucchini chunks or 1/2 cup cooked sweet potato puree.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 493
- Fat: 21 g
- Carbohydrates: 54 g
- Fiber: 12 g
- Protein: 32 g
Keywords: peanut butter pumpkin smoothie, pumpkin protein shake
Originally published on November 13, 2017. Updated with new text and photos on September 18, 2020.
I substituted mine with Sunflower butter (by Natural SunButter), and added nutmeg seasoning instead of ginger, and finally added a scoop of Maca powder in for the protein powder. My goodness it tastes so good! Very creamy, perfectly balanced.
This smoothie is phenomenal! My favourite pumpkin breakfast recipe so far!
WOW! I think this is my fave smoothie of all time, legit tastes like pumpkin pie filling. I added only 1 Tbsp PB to suit my macros a bit better, reduced the “milk” to 3/4 cup and also added a dollop of plain vegan yogurt that needed to be used up, ate it with a spoon like a pudding, so good! Will be going into my regular smoothie rotation for sure!
That’s awesome. So glad you loved it!
Are the nutrition numbers that you have posted based on using 4 Tbsp of powdered peanut butter or 2 Tbsp of peanut butter?
They are for 2 tbsp of peanut butter. Thanks.
This was reallly good! I put in 10 g Silk Protein Almond + Cashew milk and it was bomb.
This is so good! I’ve been having this a couple times a week
for the past month. I love to add frozen riced cauliflower and a few cacao nibs on top. Going to try your sweet potato smoothie next!
Perfect! I love adding cauliflower too, you get more that way..ha! Hope you enjoy the sweet potato one…it’s really yummy too!
Love this smoothie!!
So glad to hear that, Kim!! I love it too…so creamy and addictive! Thanks for letting me know.
This is a nice basis for a smoothie, but 2 tsp of ground ginger is waaaay to strong for my taste. Perhaps 2 tsp of fresh ginger would be more appropriate. I’ll try again with this modification and hope for the best!
Hope you enjoy it, I love ginger so I could have probably used a bit more in mine to be honest! 2 tsp fresh ginger would be good if you want to reduce it, or just use 1 tsp ground ginger. Thanks!
This smoothie looks and sounds delish, Why the peaches? What would you suggest subbing if I don’t have any? Thanks!
Any other frozen fruit will work, or use all frozen banana. I use peaches to keep the sugar down and I didn’t want to change the colour of the smoothie. 🙂
It’s pretty nice to see. I want to make it. I think it would be very delicious to eat.
Hi, Your food is very good quality. This peanut butter pumpkin protein shake is delicious (and super healthy, too)! … I always add it to my smoothie in the morning. This smoothie is ultra creamy, with nutrition and features two of the best flavours ever. And good for health.
Fun flavors here. There are so many different smoothie recipes out there but I always love seeing ones that are a little bit different. I love the way your finished recipe looks – and the protein content very appealing as well.
Thanks, Vince! Hope you enjoy it if you try it!