You already drink pumpkin in lattes, so why not add pumpkin to a smoothie? Those were exactly the thoughts that went through my mind as I pulled out a few leftover ingredients from my fridge and tossed them in a blender. What it produced was unforgettable—I immediately wrote down the recipe and have made it again and again.

This pumpkin peanut butter smoothie smoothie is loaded with protein thanks to the peanut butter, Greek yogurt, and protein powder. It's perfect for starting autumn mornings or for refueling after workouts, and I guarantee it'll be a lot more satisfying than gulping down a protein bar. Plus, it's a great way to sneak a vegetable into your day. Forget pumpkin spice—pumpkin peanut butter will be your new favorite flavor combo.

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie Bowl

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:5 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1 banana frozen
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 heaping tablespoon all-natural peanut butter
  • 6 tablespoons apple cider
  • Your favorite toppings: coconut flakes pecans chia seeds cinnamon etc.
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  • Step 1

    Cut the banana into chunks and freeze.

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  • Step 2

    Blend all ingredients until smooth. The consistency should be thick, but more apple cider can be added if necessary.

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  • Step 3

    Pour into a bowl, arrange your favorite toppings in elaborate patterns, and get your camera ready.

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#SpoonTip: Check out how to make your smoothie bowls Instagram-worthy here.

A pumpkin smoothie may sound strange at first, but give it a try and you might just have to kiss pumpkin pie goodbye. As a bonus, you can finish off that leftover can of pumpkin puree that's been chilling in your fridge. So snap a picture of your creation and expect all your friends beg for the recipe.