Be warned that this recipe is for pumpkin lovers only! I use my homemade pumpkin puree that I make each autumn and freeze in 2-cup increments, but canned solid-pack pumpkin should work just fine. If you find the pumpkin flavor too intense, try adding a frozen banana. You can play around with the flavors easily by adding some vanilla extract or pumpkin or apple pie spice instead of just cinnamon. My 5-year old and 1-year old love it as the recipe is written. Another option is to not freeze the pumpkin and heat everything through to a simmer for a hot drink.

Kat G

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
additional:
1 day
total:
1 day
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the pumpkin puree in a freezer bag; store in freezer for at least 24 hours.

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  • Heat the bag of pumpkin puree in the microwave on HIGH to soften, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Pour the milk into a blender. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, and pumpkin; blend until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

155 calories; protein 5.3g 11% DV; carbohydrates 29.3g 10% DV; fat 2.7g 4% DV; cholesterol 9.8mg 3% DV; sodium 327.8mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2010
Yum! I really enjoyed this smoothie. I pared it down to one serving for breakfast using 1/2 cup of fresh pureed pumpkin (skipped freezing and used it at room temp) 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice 1 scoop vanilla protein powder 4 ice cubes 1 tsp Stevia and 1 cup nonfat milk. Sweet healthy and great for you. I will make this again! Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2011
I had to change this up a little bit because I don't support any factory farm industries. I replaced the dairy with Almond milk and it was to die for!!! I also added a 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Read More
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110 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 41
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2010
Yum! I really enjoyed this smoothie. I pared it down to one serving for breakfast using 1/2 cup of fresh pureed pumpkin (skipped freezing and used it at room temp) 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice 1 scoop vanilla protein powder 4 ice cubes 1 tsp Stevia and 1 cup nonfat milk. Sweet healthy and great for you. I will make this again! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2011
Yummy! I love anything with pumpkin. I freeze the pumpkin puree in ice cube trays and then put the frozen pumpkin cubes in freezer bags. Makes it really easy for just 1 or 2 servings. When I want a smoothie I just toss in a few cubes and add the rest of the ingredients to the taste and consistency I like. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2009
I just made this. Instead of freezing the pumpkin overnight I just threw some ice cubes in the blender. I also used pumpkin pie spice instead of cinnamon and threw in some vanilla extract. It is a bit thick but you can always add more milk if that bothers you. I liked it fine as is my husband asked me to add some sugar to his. I like it either way. He describes it as "pumpkin pie in a glass". This recipe is definitely a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2008
This is a great idea!! I changed the recipe some which is not usual for me. I used a frozen banana and vanilla soy milk instead of regular milk. I used pumpkin pie spice instead of cinnamon. I like the brown sugar idea but I might try a drizzle of honey instead next time. I also froze my pumpkin in a freezer bag. Thank you for a great idea! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2011
I had to change this up a little bit because I don't support any factory farm industries. I replaced the dairy with Almond milk and it was to die for!!! I also added a 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2008
Great idea. I loved it both with or without banana. A hint of vanilla also tasted wonderful. Thank you for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/04/2008
Made this today to try something different with my kids I thought it was OK I happily finished my glass knowing the benefits of pumpkin. My 1 year olds first reaction was to try to scrape it off her tongue ( probably because she was expecting our traditional fruit smoothie) she went back for a couple more sips but that was all leaving her cup full. My 2 1/2 year old took one sip said she liked it but didn't go back. It has a wonderfully thick and creamy texture but unless you truly like pumpkin in a non pumpkin pie form you probably won't be so excited about this smoothie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2011
So easy and good! I am on a low carb diet so I used coconut milk and stevia. Worked great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2007
I really liked this. Very refreshing! Definately for pumpkin lovers. I added a banana nutmeg and some other spices... very nice. Read More
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