Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes

A protein-packed, thick and creamy pumpkin smoothie that tastes like pumpkin pie in a glass!

Pumpkin pie protein smoothies.

It should come to no surprise that from my love of pumpkin and smoothies would emerge a delicious Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie. When fall comes around, I will find any excuse to put pumpkin in almost everything. I like to start my mornings with a smoothie packed full of protein, antioxidants, and flavor to get a great start to my day and to stay full through lunch. This smoothie has that and more!


  • Pumpkin: Full of vitamin C and iron, pumpkin is delicious and good to boost your immune system. Make sure you get pure pumpkin, and not pumpkin pie filling.
  • Oats: Extremely nutrient dense, oats are a great source in fiber, iron, and protein.
  • Banana: I love to use bananas as a natural sweetener in my smoothies, and they’re also a great source of vitamins like potassium.
  • Apple: I like to use gala or fuji apples, which adds natural sweetness and pairs with the pumpkin to up that fall flavor.
  • Milk: I use lowfat dairy milk, but almond milk or coconut milk would also work in this smoothie.
  • Vanilla protein powder: Whether whey or plant based, grab your favorite protein powder to increase the protein in this smoothie.
  • Flax seed meal: While it doesn’t do anything flavor wise, flax seed meal is a great source of antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids which are really good for you!
  • Vanilla: Balances out the flavor and sweetens the smoothie with the fruit.
  • Warm spices: Cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and ground ginger blend together to make the delicious flavor of pumpkin pie spice.
  • Salt: Just a pinch helps to enhance the flavors of the other ingredients and bring balance to the smoothie.

How to Make

Adding pumpkin to blender

Start your Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie by grabbing your blender and adding the pure pumpkin puree.

Adding oats to blender

Then add either your old-fashioned or quick oats.

Adding flaxseed meal to blender

Followed by the flax seed meal.

Adding banana to blender

Then peel and break apart a banana and add to the blender. If you use a frozen banana, you won’t need to add as much ice.

Adding apple to blender

Cut up your apple and add it to the blender. I don’t peel mine, but you could if you prefer!

Adding milk to smoothie

Then pour in your milk.

Adding protein powder to smoothie

Next sprinkle in your favorite vanilla protein powder.

Adding warm spices to smoothie

Then add your pumpkin spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.

Adding vanilla to smoothie

Finish with the vanilla and pinch of salt.

Liz blending smoothie

Blend your pumpkin pie smoothie, adding ice to get to your desired consistency.

Holding a pumpkin pie protein smoothie.

Once ingredients are fully blended, pour into glasses and enjoy your Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can you freeze pumpkin puree for smoothies?

Yes you can! Pumpkin puree freezes really well, and it’s a great way to not let a can go to waste when a recipe doesn’t call for the whole thing.

Can you lose weight drinking smoothies?

Smoothies are a great low calorie breakfast, and adding protein helps keep you fuller, longer which can help you lose weight!

Can you make protein smoothies in advance?

Yes! You can make blend the smoothie in advance and keep in the fridge or freezer, or use my method for make-ahead smoothie freezer bags.

Pumpkin pie protein smoothies.

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If all things pumpkin is your go-to flavor for fall, then you’ll love my Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie.

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Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

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A protein-packed, thick and creamy smoothie that tastes like pumpkin pie in a glass!
PREP: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes



  • Place all ingredients except the ice in a high speed blender and puree until smooth – about 45 seconds.
  • Add ice and continue pureeing until you reach desired consistency.


If mixture is too thick, add 1/4 – 1/2 cup of water.
Want to lower the calories even further? Eliminate the apple or banana.


Calories: 372kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 21.9gFat: 5.3gSaturated Fat: 0.9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4.4gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 221mgFiber: 13.3gSugar: 23.2g

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67 responses to “Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie”

  1. Casey Avatar

    This smoothie is absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing it!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I’m so glad you love it!

  2. Elizabeth Avatar

    Sipping on my own version of Pumpkin Pie Smoothie while reading your version…looks yummy…like others, I forget to add a scoop or 2 of oatmeal to mine.Thanks for the reminder. It adds great texture and activates your salivary glands and preps your gut to start the digestive juices, so your body will absorb all the great nutrients.
    I’m always looking for those smoothie recipes that have a good amount and combination of important nutrients that we all don’t get enough of on a daily basis and I like yours. If I can, I try and sneak in few other goodies like, flax meal, chaga or reishi mushroom, tocotrienols or chia seeds without changing the taste too much.
    I bought a couple of cans of organic pumkin puree on Vitacost for a great deal and am so glad to read that you have other pumpkin recipes on the way!
    Have a superfood day!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      So glad you enjoyed Elizabeth!! love your food philosophy!! :)

  3. Hannah Avatar

    Gosh, this makes me wish I could find real pumpkin over here in Taiwan. Maybe I’ll have to use sweet potato or the asian pumpkin they have here. They are super delicious too.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Butternut squash or sweet potato would be perfect substitutes!!!

  4. Ari Avatar

    Ok, I actually made this, and it was AMAZING! Thank you for such a great recipe!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh good I’m so glad you liked it Ari!!!! One of my favorites!

      1. Catherine Avatar

        I made this today and it was so good! I had some homemade pumpkin purée and was looking for options to use it all up! This was so easy and delicious 😋

  5. Heather Avatar

    I made this this morning and the oats were chewy and bitter! Had to toss it :-(

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh no Heather!!! We enjoy oats in our smoothies all the time and they have never been chewy or bitter. Do you have a fairly good blender? I’m wondering if you let it go long enough? We seriously eat this all the time so I am truly sad to hear your oats weren’t fully blended and smooth!! My apologies regardless. I hope you try another smoothie!

  6. Brandy Miller Avatar
    Brandy Miller

    Yummy! I love how versatile pumpkin is. I bake with it, cook with it, drink it, I think I even have abbody wash that’s pumpkin scented. And lots of different candles. LOL I’d say I have a pumpkin addiction but… clearly that’s obvious and I’m not the only one!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You are definitely not the only one!! I have so many pumpkin recipes coming up!!

  7. Marie Greene Avatar
    Marie Greene

    I have three ever-hungry teenaged sons who will appreciate this yummy pumpkin smoothie with breakfast this morning. :-)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh good!! I hope you enjoy Marie!

  8. Natalie Gibbs Avatar
    Natalie Gibbs

    LOVE LOVE LOVE pumpkin! Thanks for the easy and clean recipe!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      My pleasure – enjoy Natalie!

  9. Karen Avatar

    I love fall and pumpkin flavored foods! This sounds good. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Same here!! Enjoy Karen!

  10. Molly Avatar

    I love all things pumpkin!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You and me both!!

  11. Veronica Michalewicz Avatar
    Veronica Michalewicz

    Today is my birthday and I would love to get my “wish items” on my amazon account ;) Thank you for the opportunity!!!

  12. Nutmeg Nanny Avatar
    Nutmeg Nanny

    Oh yay, pumpkin love :) I cannot wait to taste this!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I just. can’t. quit. pumpkin.

  13. Heather @TheSoulfulSpoon Avatar
    Heather @TheSoulfulSpoon

    Thanks for this giveaway! I love making pumpkin smoothies! They are my favorite way to bring in the falls season in a delicious, healthy way!:) Thanks again!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      My pleasure – good luck!!

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