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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Liz drinking pumpkin pie protein smoothie.

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

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Holding pumpkin pie protein smoothie

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. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious Avatar
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    This is so fun! I love that I can “drink” my pumpkin this season!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Me too!! I’m actually drinking a pumpkin smoothie as I type!! :)

  2. Edie Avatar

    This is perfect. Going to make it this Saturday before we head out to a harvest fair and go apple picking here in PA.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh you will love this one Edie!! Have fun apple picking!!

  3. The Domestic Rebel Avatar
    The Domestic Rebel

    Ooooh, this looks like Jamba Juice’s pumpkin smash smoothie which is one of my seasonal FAVORITE things! Like pumpkin pie in a glass, and this is exactly that! I am in loooooove.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh my gosh I used to go to Jamba Juice in college in Boston! Great memories!!

  4. Alyssa (Everyday Maven) Avatar
    Alyssa (Everyday Maven)

    Love, love, love pumpkin smoothies! I need to stock up on Pumpkin – it’s finally cold here – I was in denial for a while ;)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      haha the cold weather most certainly helps. :) Enjoy!!

  5. Sally Tews Avatar
    Sally Tews

    Wow~sure could use the Amazon gift card~keeping my fingers crossed. :-)
    Thanx for the giveaway. :-)
    Love for Pumpkins.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Good luck Sally!! You seem to have good luck! :)

    2. Sally Tews Avatar
      Sally Tews

      Really? I haven’t won yet :-( ~but still keeping my fingers crossed :-) and I
      still love pumpkin <3

      1. Sally Tews Avatar
        Sally Tews

        Oh Yes Liz,
        I did not forget that~what wonderful pasta!
        My family loves it,now just have to make some Mac&Cheese,seeing as
        summer time pasta salads are passing and Comfort Food is taking the
        Just think of all the Pumpkin that I can buy. :-)

  6. Brenda Avatar

    I cannot wait to try this smoothie!! My daughter and I have been doing breakfast smoothies for a while now — so this will be a nice “dessert” type smoothie! Thanks for sharing!! Love your website and all of your recipes! Wishing you all the best in the upcoming months for the birth of your precious baby!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I am all about “dessert” smoothies – haha. Thank you so much for your nice words!!!

  7. Sandy Coughlin Avatar
    Sandy Coughlin

    This looks so tasty! It would be great for a breakfast treat.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you Sandy!! I hope your travels have been going well!!

  8. Susan Avatar

    I love finding good smoothie recipes and this one sounds great. It sounds like the best pumpkin smoothie recipe I’ve seen to date. It is definitely on my list of things to try.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Wow thank you so much Susan! I hope you enjoy it!

  9. Katie Avatar

    Liz, stumbled across your blog last year and have been ADDICTED to your recipes! Chicken shawarma, check. All smoothies, check. KEEP THEM COMING!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You are so sweet – Thank you Katie! So glad you like it!!

  10. Linda Coleman Avatar
    Linda Coleman

    I love everything pumpkin too. I have got to try that smoothie! Thanks.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I can’t seem to get enough pumpkin!! :)

  11. Marie @ Not Enough Cinnamon Avatar
    Marie @ Not Enough Cinnamon

    I’ve never tried using pumpkin in smoothies before but it sure sounds delicious! Oh and I wish this giveaway was opened worldwide, I’m sure I would have found a way to spend this money ;)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh man I’m sorry you can’t enter!!! I can’t either so we can commiserate together.

  12. Kim M. Avatar
    Kim M.

    Very appealing to the senses for Fall.

  13. Scarlett Avatar

    Looks like a good smoothie! Last year I tried my own pumpkin smoothie, but it just wasn’t quite right. Will have to try this one! Your smoothies are always good!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      THank you so much – I hope you enjoy!

  14. Rachel VanHorn Avatar
    Rachel VanHorn

    Sounds delicious! Gotta pick some pumpkin up from the store! ;)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I love having it on hand!! It keeps well in the fridge all week too once you’ve opened a can.

  15. EA-The Spicy RD Avatar
    EA-The Spicy RD

    Yum!! I tried making a pumpkin smoothie once, but it wasn’t so good. I think there was too much pumpkin. Definitely trying your version next!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Too much pumpkin?? Is that possible?? Just teasing. :) Enjoy!!

  16. nettie moore Avatar
    nettie moore

    Oh this smoothie looks tremendous, move over blueberries, pumpkin here we come!! Nettie

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      My thoughts exactly!!

  17. Hannah Avatar

    Yum! Love everything pumpkin!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You and me both. :)

  18. Christina Gathright Avatar
    Christina Gathright

    Such a great smoothie for fall! Can’t wait to try it! My two year old loves any and all smoothies, so I know he’s going to love this one :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      My son loves them too!! Enjoy!

  19. Shanna@ pineapple and coconut Avatar
    Shanna@ pineapple and coconut

    That pumpkin meme cracked me up!! The smoothie looks good – you know I am always making your smoothie creations so I will definitely be trying this one!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      haha isn’t it the best?? I hope you like this one!!

  20. The Candid RD Avatar
    The Candid RD

    This smoothie sounds fantastic. I’ve only ever added oats to my smoothie once, and it was amazing, why not try it again?! And like you, fall is my favorite season. Pumpkin pumpkin everywhere!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I don’t always remember to do it myself but I’m always glad when I do!! Adds such great texture and flavor.

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