This healthy, delicious vegan smoothie is perfect when you're craving fall flavors in the heat of the summer! Perfect for a low calorie breakfast or an energy-packed snack. Top with crushed graham crackers, pecans, granola, or whipped cream if desired.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 smoothie
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Ingredients

1
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Directions

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  • Place apple in a plastic microwave-safe bowl; pour in enough water to cover 1/4-inch of the bottom of bowl. Partially cover bowl with a lid or paper towel. Microwave in 1 minute intervals until apple is softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Freeze apple in the same container with water until solid, 2 hours to overnight.

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  • Blend frozen apple, almond milk, and pumpkin puree in a blender until smooth; add brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Blend until smooth. Add ice and blend until smooth.

Cook's Note:

Milk with a dash of vanilla extract can be substituted for unsweetened vanilla almond milk if needed.

Nutrition Facts

185 calories; protein 1.8g 4% DV; carbohydrates 42.6g 14% DV; fat 2.2g 4% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 259.4mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2013
This smoothie was very interesting. To be honest though I have no idea how anyone without a high-speed blender such as a Vitamix or Blendtec could make this. I really had to tamper the ingredients down to get it to blend using a Vitamix. Anyhow I have never made a smoothie where the fruit is cooked and then frozen first. So I followed through with the directions and did just that. I may next time see how this will turn out by skipping the cooking and freezing process and leaving the skin on too as my blender can process it. My review though is based on the directions as is. I did not have vanilla almond milk so I added a splash of vanilla and a packet of Truvia to plain unsweetened almond milk. I have never seen an unsweetened form of the vanilla so figured the extra sweetener would help. I also accidentally added apple pie spice so I added an additional 1/8 tsp of pumpkin pie spice. It appears they are really similar though. I don't have crushed ice so I added 6 standard ice cubes. I figured that was close to 2/3 of a cup. When I first blended it on speed 10 I thought it was a mix between a slushy and a sorbet. I didn't like the texture at all and found it kind of bland too. So I turned it to high and blended about another 30-45 seconds until it was more liquified and creamy and then I thought it was pretty good. The flavors really came out then and it made it drinkable. I would like to re-make this in a more simplified form as in the end it turned out good. TY Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/10/2013
I tried this and didn't care for it. In theory it seems like a great idea because I love pumpkin and I love pie but this just didn't work out. It was too runny and the flavor just really didn't come out right. Maybe a few adjustments maybe a missing ingredient not really sure what it needs. I think the idea of a pumpkin pie smoothie is a good idea just got to get the ingredients right. Read More
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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
10/10/2013
I tried this and didn't care for it. In theory it seems like a great idea because I love pumpkin and I love pie but this just didn't work out. It was too runny and the flavor just really didn't come out right. Maybe a few adjustments maybe a missing ingredient not really sure what it needs. I think the idea of a pumpkin pie smoothie is a good idea just got to get the ingredients right. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2013
This smoothie was very interesting. To be honest though I have no idea how anyone without a high-speed blender such as a Vitamix or Blendtec could make this. I really had to tamper the ingredients down to get it to blend using a Vitamix. Anyhow I have never made a smoothie where the fruit is cooked and then frozen first. So I followed through with the directions and did just that. I may next time see how this will turn out by skipping the cooking and freezing process and leaving the skin on too as my blender can process it. My review though is based on the directions as is. I did not have vanilla almond milk so I added a splash of vanilla and a packet of Truvia to plain unsweetened almond milk. I have never seen an unsweetened form of the vanilla so figured the extra sweetener would help. I also accidentally added apple pie spice so I added an additional 1/8 tsp of pumpkin pie spice. It appears they are really similar though. I don't have crushed ice so I added 6 standard ice cubes. I figured that was close to 2/3 of a cup. When I first blended it on speed 10 I thought it was a mix between a slushy and a sorbet. I didn't like the texture at all and found it kind of bland too. So I turned it to high and blended about another 30-45 seconds until it was more liquified and creamy and then I thought it was pretty good. The flavors really came out then and it made it drinkable. I would like to re-make this in a more simplified form as in the end it turned out good. TY Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2016
Made it for company added more cinnamon for my taste Read More
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