Start your day with this Fall-inspired pumpkin chai smoothie. It's delicious and made with a handful of seasonal ingredients, including pumpkin, almond milk, spices, and is naturally sweetened with banana and dates.
I don't know about you but pumpkin and chai might just be my favorite fall flavors! And this smoothie just happens to blend the two flavors into one delicious drink. This smoothie is:
- Easy to make
This pumpkin chai smoothie is made with a handful of ingredients, takes 5 minutes to prepare and gets its wonderful flavor from pumpkin, warming spice, banana and almond milk. It's perfect for mornings when you're craving a smoothie but one made with summer fruit.
How to make a pumpkin chai smoothie
All you need for this smoothie is the following ingredients:
- Pumpkin puree
- Almond Milk
- Vanilla extract
- Warming spices, including cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger powder
- Pitted date, optional
- Handful of ice
Once you're ready to make your pumpkin chai smoothie, combine all the ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
Frequently asked questions
Can I add protein to this smoothie? Yes! Add a serving of protein powder. Unflavored and vanilla protein work best. If you eat dairy, another great option is a serving of Greek yogurt for an additional boost of protein.
How do I turn this into a smoothie bowl? Use less liquid to turn this smoothie into a smoothie bowl. Be sure to freeze everything, including the almond milk in an ice cube tray for a thick smoothie. It's also best to use a high-speed blender.
Can I make this smoothie in advance? Yes, you can make it the night before. However, it tastes the best when you consume it soon after making it.
Can I use another kind of milk? Yes, any milk tastes great in this smoothie! I went with almond milk just because it has a more neutral date, but oat milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, and hemp milk are other great options!
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Did you make this pumpkin chai smoothie recipe? Leave a comment below and rate the recipe to let us know how it turned out! Save this easy smoothie recipe for later by pinning to your favorite smoothie Pinterest board and be sure to tag me on Real + Vibrant’s Instagram to show me your delicious smoothie!
- 1.5 cups almond milk
- 1 banana
- ¼ cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoon chopped pecans
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch of cardamom powder
- pinch of ginger powder, or ¼ inch of fresh ginger
- 1 date, pitted (optional)
- In a high-speed blender, combine all of the smoothie ingredients.
- Blend until smooth and creamy. Enjoy immediately.