Creamy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie for Two + An Advertising Update


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Another weekend is upon us! You know what that means – kicking back, unwinding from a busy back-to-school week, and making this creamy pumpkin pie smoothie to reward all your hard efforts. Whoever said you shouldn’t reward yourself with food really needs to try this smoothie. Seriously!

Thanks to adding soaked rolled oats and chia seeds, this smoothie is extra thick and has a bit more staying power than most. I think it’s my best pumpkin smoothie to date! Enjoy it for a snack, breakfast, or even dessert. If it’s still hot where you are like it is here, you might find yourself cooling off with this smoothie outside. Extra ice, is a must. Oh, and if you are feeling crazy top it all off with some homemade Coconut Whipped Cream – I know you’ve been waiting for the perfect recipe!

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The best part is this recipe makes 4 CUPS worth (yes!), so if you are feeling generous you can share it with a loved one. Or if you are lucky and have a husband who doesn’t like pumpkin, you get it all to yourself. Double yes. I have one of these glasses wrapped up in the back of the fridge for later. [Later probably meaning, as soon as I hit publish on this post…]

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Creamy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie for Two

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Adapted from Pumpkin Pie Smoothie & Pumpkin Gingerbread Smoothie.

2 years ago: Muhammara Roasted Red Pepper Walnut Dip

Yield: 4 cups


  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 tbsp blackstrap molasses
  • 1 frozen ripe banana
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1.5-2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • Coconut Whipped Cream, for garnish


1. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the milk, oats, and chia seeds. Place in fridge for 1 hour or preferably overnight.

2. Add soaked oat mixture to blender along with the pumpkin, molasses, frozen banana, and spices. Blend until smooth. Add about 5 ice cubes and blend until ice cold.

3. Add maple syrup to taste. I found 1.5 tbsp was perfect for me.

4. Serve with Coconut Whipped Cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top!

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Advertising Update:

I want to take a moment today to fill you in on an advertising change that happened on my site as of Sept. 1st. I’m now with Federated Media in a non-exclusive agreement meaning that I can host my own advertising as well as ad campaigns from FM and other networks, such as AdSense. There have been some kinks to iron out over the past few days (to say the least), so I thought I’d fill you in on what’s going on.

My advertising goals:

I have committed myself to providing meat and dairy-free advertising on Oh She Glows. This is an ethical choice that fits with my vegan lifestyle and vision for the blog. I can’t promise the ads will always be perfect, but I’m going to do the best that I can to keep blatant meat and dairy ads off the site.

Thankfully this was agreed upon with my advertiser before we went live on Sept 1st, but on Wednesday I found out a meat ad was in fact running on my site in the US. Many of the ad campaigns are only shown on U.S. IP addresses, so I had no idea this was going on. I shut down all of my ads for a few hours until they were removed. This is certainly not the first time that meat and dairy ads have appeared without my knowledge. With my previous advertiser, I had no control over which ads were displayed. I ended up emailing them from time-to-time to ask for removal of animal/dairy ads or specific ads which did not fit with my vision for the site. However, I could only do so if my US readers made me aware they were running. It was by no means a good system.

The good news is I now have my FM ad campaigns set to “manual approval” so nothing should run without my approval. I’ve already declined several meat and dairy ad campaigns over the past few days, so things should be looking better around here. I’m also trying to keep the Google Ads non-offensive. I’ve blocked many categories so far including weight loss gimmicks, diet pill, and wrinkle cream ads. Keep in mind, ads can slide through under vague categories so they may pop up from time to time.

I want to encourage you to contact us if you see any ad that is concerning or offensive. Send to: adinquiries [at] ohsheglows [dot] com along with a screenshot and URL of the ad. Like I said, we can’t catch everything so your help is appreciated.

Selling ads to animal-friendly companies:

I can now sell ads for my site. My goal is to advertise animal-friendly businesses supporting the vegan lifestyle. There are so many amazing companies out there (and growing every day!) and I would love to feature them on the blog. If you know of any businesses, large or small, that may be interested in advertising on OSG, please let us know: adinquires [at] ohsheglows [dot] com  You know what they say – you have to put it out in the universe for it to happen. It often feels like an uphill battle when double whopper ads are the norm, but I’m confident that we can make progress in this area.

As always, thank you for your patience during this time of transition!

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1 Amber September 7, 2012

Cool! Federated Media is one block away from my house! :)


2 Kris | September 7, 2012

Can’t wait to try this smoothie girl, it looks like Fall in a Glass…..sigh. Where did my summer go?!

Love that you are fulfilling your dreams here with your blog and brand! You deserve ever piece of it!!


3 Ellie@Fit for the Soul September 9, 2012

You stated it perfectly! Fall in a glass~I really do wish I could reach into the screen for the smoothie right now. :)


4 Angie September 7, 2012

thank you thank you! these are my fave, and I love seeing variations – I haven’t tried molasses yet, but have used some avocado in mine for creaminess…


5 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table September 7, 2012

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more decedent smoothie. Wow.

I pinned your coconut cream to try – I bet it’s perfect on this. I used it on my Key Like Pie smoothie the other day and it was delish!


6 Eating 4 Balance September 7, 2012

I can see how that would be frustrating! This post is just another example of how great you are! You really care about your vegan readers, and even though I’m not vegan, it really shows you care! Thanks :)


7 Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers September 7, 2012

Ugh – good luck with the ads. That sounds like a real headache!

Happy Friday!


8 Tanya @ playful and hungry September 7, 2012

Aw, I wish I could get canned pumpkin where I live. I know you can make it yourself – but it takes some time.
Every now and then, a can would be nice. ;)


9 Ellie@Fit for the Soul September 9, 2012

Hmmm maybe you can get them online? :)


10 Jess September 7, 2012

Good luck with the new ads! Oh, and a quick story: I brought your tortilla soup for lunch at work today, and a fellow teacher kept staring at it and sniffing the aroma. Finally, he leaned over and asked me where I got the recipe. Turns out, he reads your blog too, and he knew your tortilla soup just from the delicious smell!! Small world :) Thanks for all you do!


11 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 7, 2012

That is crazy! Small world indeed. Now I want that soup… :)


12 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh September 7, 2012

You had me at molasses. I’m craving that stuff BIG TIME!!

Are you encouraging just Canadian vegan businesses or anyone with an online site? There’s a great vegan bakery in town I’ve got in mind but wanted to check first.


13 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 7, 2012

We can highlight businesses from all over. I expect most will be in North America seeing as that is where our primary readership is. :)


14 Katie @ Fun Fearful Female September 7, 2012

Good for you for sticking to your beliefs & not posting meat/dairy ads. Keep up the great work, Angela! Have a fantastic weekend!!


15 Shundara September 7, 2012

It is so encouraging to see that you won’t allow just any sponsors to advertise.
I am not vegan but I do understand the importance of voting with are dollars, and they can go along way to help any cause of importance. Especially when it comes to quality food. :)


16 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 7, 2012

I couldn’t agree more – I think the more pressure we put on these businesses & ad networks to source quality products, (hopefully) the more it will improve over time. It’s tricky because it’s often the huge meat & dairy companies who have all the $$$$$$, but I still think it’s important to try.


17 Sarina @ Earthgiven September 7, 2012

I am so glad you are standing up for ethical advertising! I am all for seeing tasteful ads on blogs where a wonderful service is being given free of charge, like your wonderful recipes. I know a vegan business owner, I will suggest that she advertises with you!

And I love your smoothie! Adding molasses is a great way to up the iron content!


18 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 7, 2012

Thank you, Sarina I appreciate that!


19 Audrey September 7, 2012

I love that you are so committed to integrity in advertising. I really appreciate that. :)


20 Christina September 7, 2012

Wow! I am making this recipe this weekend, I am so excited for the crisp clean fall air. I am happy to see that only vegan friendly ads will be showing on your blog, it is a perfect direction for you. Have a great weekend!


21 Danielle September 7, 2012

Serves 2? You must be more generous with your pumpkin than me! I could lick the screen right now!


22 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 7, 2012

Sorry, I should have said – “Serves two hungry eyes!”


23 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 7, 2012

Mmmm yes it’s definitely pumpkin time!!! Actually, who am I kidding…. I’ve been buying a can every week since the beginning of August! This looks awesome, Ange, and bravo to you for standing up for what you believe in when it comes to ads. I often wonder too, what shows up on my site when it’s viewed by US readers. Have a wonderful weekend! :)


24 bitt of raw September 7, 2012

I am glad you posted this. I think I may have contacted you about a meat ad on your blog and never heard anything back about it, so I assumed you didn’t care. I am glad you addressed it because obviously it does mean something to you. It is tiring to see ads that don’t fit in with the blogger’s beliefs and it just makes me think they only care about the money. So I am glad you are trying to find things that fit your beliefs and interests of your readers.


25 kim@hungryhealthygirl September 7, 2012

Yumilicious…..I can’t wait to give this a try!!


26 Sarah C September 7, 2012

Yum! I have a flu bug and this is the first thing that looks appetizing. Also, thank you for keeping you blog real. Your blog is one of the few I enjoy reading these days as an almost 30 year old, I can only stomach so many hubby and me outstretched arm shots, and fashion Friday posts =) I can always handle more pumpkin recipes for two. Good luck with your cookbook….can’t wait to see it!


27 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 7, 2012

Glad to hear that Sarah. I hope you feel better soon!


28 Cheryl September 7, 2012

An absolutely beautifully styled post…..such talent…..I feel fall in the air….


29 Catherine September 7, 2012

Ohh i have been seeing ads here the past couple of days and thought it was something wrong with my computer lol. I live in the US and have only seen ads for HP computer products. I don’t mind the ads at all and even if a wrinkle cream or diet pill ad slips in every now and then I wouldn’t care, still better then some of the other ads on some sites if you know what i mean.

In other news…suuper excited to try this smoothie! I am wanting pumpkin things because it’s September, but it’s still 96 degrees here. Perfect solution Angela!!


30 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 7, 2012

Hey Catherine, Yes we had a problem with a HP ad. I meant to put that in my post! As it turns out, there was an error in the ad code they gave us, so we removed it. I’m sorry for the inconvenience!


31 Averie @ Averie Cooks September 7, 2012

Good luck on the advertising issues – I can only imagine how hard it is to control ads in a country you’re not living in and I know that what I see from moment to moment, page refresh to page refresh on my own site changes so can only imagine the chaos you must be feeling with it all.

Love your pumpkin pie smoothie. Ironically I relinked mine in my post today b/c have had pumpkin on the brain, big time :)


32 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar September 7, 2012

What a fantastic sounding (and looking) smoothie! I’m SO making this tomorrow!!


33 Danielle September 7, 2012

Wow! I would love to not see belly fat ads everywhere! I think they’re women’s version of ED ads. Thanks for using your power for good!


34 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 7, 2012

I agree – I am so sick of seeing them everywhere too.


35 Kate September 7, 2012

Just wanted to tell you I love your blog and recipies, have followed forever. Today I made your protein power oatmeal bars and dark chocolate cherry energy bites! Both are awesome recipies! So excited for your pumpking smoothie that was posted today, and made your coconut whipped cream the other day, both my hubby and I gobbled it up. Also, made the original peppermint patty bars and just about died and went to heaven – as did my mom and sis who gobbled them up too!!!!! Thanks for all your hardwork recpie inventing!


36 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 7, 2012

Thank you Kate! Sounds like you have been a busy woman! Your family sounds like they are reaping the rewards of all your hard work.


37 Andrea @ Vegvacious September 7, 2012

Hello yummy!!! This is a perfect way to enjoy pumpkin since we are still lucky enough to have really warm temperatures!! This will tide me over until pumpkin spice lattes start showing their lovely little faces at Starbucks & Coffee Culture!

Great news about the advertising on your blog. I love seeing your site grow and grow – it inspires me to keep working on my own site/brand because the possibilities are limitless!!


38 Lauren @ The Homeostatic Mindset September 7, 2012

Mmm… So delicious! Pumpkin truly does scream fall. LOVE.


39 eatinRD September 7, 2012

Looks perfect for fall! I think that is great you are filtering your ads. I’m not always happy with a lot of gimmick ads that pop up on sites. Your site always looks so beautiful. I know you do your own, but do you know of a good/reasonable blog site designer?


40 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 7, 2012

Thanks I appreciate it!
I know a lot of people use the Blog Fairy and also Zesty Cook. I haven’t used their services though. Goodluck!


41 Andrea September 7, 2012

1. Your husband doesn’t like pumpkin?! Craziness.

2. I really admire you for what you are doing with the ads. I know of too many blogs/bloggers that let whatever ads onto their blogs, even though they don’t fit with their “philosophy” or theme of the blog, just to make money. So I really appreciate what you are doing!

Have a wonderful day!


42 Cortney September 7, 2012

Hey Angela – thanks for the recipe! I’ve been planning a pumpkin smoothie in my head for the past few weeks, in anticipation of the cooler weather. Have you ever tried freezing the pumpkin? I’m wondering how that would work out. I don’t do oats so I’m trying to come up with a solution to help thicken it without watering it down. Thanks!


43 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 7, 2012

I haven’t tried freezing it, but I was just thinking about it this week, wondering if it might change the texture at all. It might be worth a shot.


44 Cortney September 7, 2012

I’ll have to try it out and let you know how it goes!


45 Lauren November 27, 2013

I’ve frozen pumpkin puree for years! It freezes beautifully and doesn’t change at all.
Good luck and happy eating!


46 Beth @ Tasty Yummies September 7, 2012

This smoothie looks amazing! I am sooo excited for fall flavors, I can’t even stand it.
Regarding the advertising, I have to say I am very impressed by your choice to be so in control of your advertising. It is so admirable. I myself have considered advertising on my site, but I am a conscientious omnivore that eats mostly vegan, and when I do eat meat I want it to come from a local farmer that raises his animals on pasture and without the use of hormones, antibiotics, etc. I also avoid dairy and don’t consume any processed foods. I don’t want my site littered with crap being force down my reader’s throats that I would never myself endorse and I actually find that to be a huge turn-off on sites that I do choose to read. I really admire your choice to be so hands-on and to not just cash the checks and take it, no matter where it comes from. So kudos to you and good to know there are options out there where I can be in control. I am looking forward to exploring them more when I get to that point. Thanks for sharing and thanks for an awesome site!


47 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 7, 2012

Thanks for your feedback Beth. It is a difficult situation to navigate – one that I have been frustrated with for a while. I’m so glad I spoke about it though because comments like yours and others remind me that it’s not something I struggle with alone. I can understand your own dilemma with ads. Goodluck with your own goals!


48 Christa @ Edible Balance September 7, 2012

You are doing such an incredible job on your site. Not only are your recipes inspiring, but your commitment to what you believe and how you conduct your life are a complete inspiration.

This smoothie looks delicious, looks like I need to cook and puree another pumpkin!!


49 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 7, 2012

Thank you Christa. I certainly don’t feel like I’ve mastered it yet, but just trying to figure it out as I go!
I will be cooking my second sugar pumpkin this weekend…I think I just might puree it too.


50 Rachel @ Almonds and Avocados September 7, 2012

This looks AMAZING! I’m so excited to start cooking with fall flavors–pumpkin in particular! And I love the addition of rolled oats and chia seeds to thicken the smoothie up a bit! Thanks for the recipe, I’ll be making it this weekend! :)


51 Julie (A Case of the Runs) September 7, 2012

There is a Nestle Tollhouse ad up right now as I type. Not sure if this bothers you… I think trying to match the mission of this blog with the advertising on it is great!


52 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 7, 2012

I was told that ad was blocked…I guess it wasn’t! Thanks for letting me know…I can’t see it here.


53 Karola September 7, 2012

Hi Angela! Can I use fresh pumpkin instead of canned one? How do I process it if so?
Hugs all the way from PL.


54 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 7, 2012

Great question – Im not sure. You could try adding a little bit of fresh pumpkin into the blender at a time. Im not sure if it would impact the flavour, my guess is that it might. You can always adjust to taste though! Let me know if you try it out.


55 Joanne - Inspired Taste September 7, 2012

This looks delicious! Love the coconut whipped cream, too.


56 Smoothie Maker September 7, 2012

Looks delicious, will try!


57 raechel @the rebel grrrl kitchen September 7, 2012

This sounds so delicious!

And thank you so much for trying to remain ethical with your ads. We appreciate it, Ang! : )


58 Kerry September 7, 2012

This smoothie looks so good! A few days ago I opened a huge can of pumpkin for another recipe, and I’ve been looking for new ways to use it up. This looks perfect, and it will give me an excuse to make your coconut whipped cream too!


59 Megan A. September 7, 2012

There is a Nestle Cookie Dough add that comes up frequently on your site… I live in the US. Just FYI :-)


60 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 8, 2012

Thanks for letting me know! It was supposed to be blocked, but I guess they missed it. I emailed them last night (as someone else told me about it) and it should be removed now.


61 Jennifer September 6, 2013

I am SO thankful I found you! I actually feel like I could become a vegan -with my family- and all would be happy! Do you use sweetened almond milk with this recipe?


62 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 6, 2013

Hey Jennifer, I usually use unsweetened almond milk, and sweeten it after, but you can use either!


63 Meghan September 7, 2012

Hey Angela,

This recipe looks amazing! I was just wondering if there was any substitute for the banana? It’s a problem I run into with my recipes but bananas and my stomach are not friends (like many foods) as I am intolerant to so many things. Anyways, just wondering if you had any suggestions :)


64 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 8, 2012

I would suggest using dates in place of the banana. The oat mixture will already thicken it quite a bit, so it should still work. Just add them to taste. Goodluck!


65 Alex @ Healthy Life Happy Wife September 7, 2012

Love pumpkin!! Love that it is fall!! This is a must try!!


66 Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner September 7, 2012

Pumpkin Pie Smoothies are the BEST! <3 <3 <3


67 Tracy September 7, 2012

Hi Angela,
Can’t wait to try this. I have a question about chia seeds. There seems to be a shortage of the black chia seeds in my area of Calif. I have some white chia seeds and they don’t seem to thicken as much as the black ones. Do you use black or white chia seeds in your recipes?


68 jo @ September 8, 2012

Hello Tracy, I thought i’d chime in here. I use black and white chia interchangeably in most of my recipes. Also I often grind them first (I keep some pre-ground chia in a separate tub) and that gives much more of a thickening action than unground.


69 jo @ September 8, 2012

Interesting to understand your advertising decisions, good choices. I’m currently looking into advertising on my currently advert-free blog, i’m finding it such a minefield to know where to start and all the small print and contracts etc confuse me. I too want to make sure any advertising stays true to my philosophy. Also i’m a UK blogger yet most of my readers (about 75%) are US based so that makes me even more confused!


70 Adrienne J September 8, 2012

I love that you’re so particular with your ads!! Green companies need all the help they can get. What an inspiration.


71 Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy September 8, 2012

Yum – they look delicious!

I am in the process of making the adverts on my site better too. I keep getting ones pop up that are not inline with my “message”


72 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers September 8, 2012

Your pumpkin smoothie looks amazing!!! Great job on negotiations for advertising!! I love that you can pick and choose your ads and go with more then one publisher. Have a great weekend!!


73 Heather's Creative Comcoctions September 8, 2012

I need to buy pumpkin ASAP! I can’t wait to enjoy this on chilly fall mornings yum!


74 Sonal September 8, 2012

This smoothie seems like just what we need right now over here in this humidity! Thanks Angela! I just need to find some canned pumpkin! :)


75 char eats greens September 8, 2012

I will definitely be making this smoothie soon. I just had a stare down with my canned pumpkin the other day, so I basically forewarned him that he’d be leaving the cupboard soon. I am addicted to coconut whipped cream. I wish it wasn’t over $3 a can though for organic – oh well, the small price to pay for whipped goodness ;)


76 Allysia September 8, 2012

Food rewards! Also this post just reminded me that yes, it is that time of year when I can consume pumpkin again (it just feels wrong to in Spring). That’s a good revelation to have at 7 in the morning. :) Oh and I wanted to mention, thanks for the coconut whip tutorial, it’s one of those things that intimidates me for no apparent reason but I’ve got some coconut milk in the fridge, waiting for its moment! It’s gonna happen! And kudos on the integrity with the ads!


77 Suzanne September 8, 2012

Kudos to you Angela for staying true to your mission! Your integrity and honesty is part of what draws me to your sight on a daily basis — of course the delicious food I can druel over helps too ;)
This smoothie looks so good. I just ordered lots of pumpkin in anticipation of many different Fall pumpkin treats. I just cannot seem to make it while it is 80 degrees out though. This post did inspire me to use smoothies as a snack/dessert too. I am addicted to my morning green monster so I then do not experiment with the other great smoothies I see . I will surely be making this as an afternoon snack very soon – thank you!!!!


78 Marcela September 8, 2012

GREAT pumpkin recipe!!!!! I will have to cut in half,because I`m watching the calorie intake and there is no one else in my house that enjoys pumpkin.

And thank you for your integrity, it`s so seldom this days.

Best of lucks!


79 Heidi September 8, 2012

Angela, I LOVE your new look here! I have followed your blog for a long time and this is a beautiful update!


80 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 8, 2012

Thanks Heidi!


81 Emily September 8, 2012

I just tried the smoothie. I love it! I’m not a huge banana fan, so I just added less banana & more pumpkin. Delicious. I’m so excited it’s pumpkin season.


82 pluvk September 8, 2012

This looks absolutely delicious! I’m a big pumpkin fan, so this smoothie immediately caught my eye. YUM! Do you have any suggestions for a molasses substitute, though? I don’t happen to have any in my house! :-) Maybe I need to head down to the market.


83 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 9, 2012

You can make it without the molasses – it will still taste good. But yes do try it with molasses when you pick some up!


84 Karin September 8, 2012

This recipe looks really great and I’d love to try it.
My problem is that I have a banana allergy.
Do you have any suggestions for substitution?


85 Karin September 8, 2012

Maybe I should have read the post right above mine before asking the question ;)


86 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning September 8, 2012

Oh- yum! I make my pumpkin pie smoothie in a very similar fashion- but haven’t used molasses in it… I’ll have to try that.
And the Farmer’s Market brand canned pumpkin in the BEST. I stock up on it like crazy whenever I go to Wegman’s because it’s only $2 per can there (and almost twice that much at my Organic grocer!)


87 Taylor September 8, 2012

This was beautiful! Unfortunately I just ran out of ginger so I was missing that little kick but still amazing. I love how thick it is. I love your gingerbread smoothie as well but this one is a little thicker which I like! Thanks :)


88 Marissa September 8, 2012

I love pairing pumpkin with blackstrap molasses. This smoothie is a great way to welcome the glorious coming of autumn!


89 Jamie @ Thrifty Veggie Mama September 8, 2012

Love this smoothie! I’m really excited about fall and fall recipes!


90 luv what you do September 8, 2012

That smoothie looks amazing for this early fall season : )
I will have to make it SOON!

You are so smart to be selective about your ads. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!


91 LizforaDay September 9, 2012

I guess you could drink this any time during the year. What a great fall find. I wonder could you use fresh pumpkin?


92 Kathy September 9, 2012

Now I love this blog even more! Good for you – someday (I hope soon) the balance will shift and being a vegan won’t be such an uphill battle. And it will be because of people like you!


93 Jen Beckman September 9, 2012

Hi from Arizona! My family and I love your website! I made this recipe for me and my husband this morning….wow, so filling! I usually get hungry a few hours after eating breakfast but this one had serious staying power! I must say though my favorite recipe on your blog is salt and vinegar chickpeas…Ah-Mazing!!! Thanks for all the great ideas.


94 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 10, 2012

Thank you Jen, it’s a pleasure to meet you!


95 Andrea September 10, 2012

I soaked my oats overnight but there was still a lot of milk left that wasn’t absorbed. Is that normal? Or are my oats old and not with the program?


96 Natalie @ FreshLifeFindings September 10, 2012

I love pumpkin in smoothies and this one looks amazing especially with the whipped cream on top :) Hope you had a great weekend!


97 Briana September 10, 2012

I didn’t read the directions early enough to soak anything longer than 10 minutes but it came out absolutely delicious. I made it for my boyfriend and a friend who is allergic to nearly everything.
Me: damn that’s good!
Chris: it’s great and tasty (words aren’t his forte at 8:30am)
Nate: mmmm…this would be really good with rum.

I would have made the coconut whipped topping but I only have light coconut milk and I respect you too much.


98 Moni Meals September 10, 2012

Wow, I am making this today! Brilliant!
I admire your hard work into getting your ads just the way you should rightfully have them. You are awesome and “if we stand for nothing, we fall for everything!” I live by that. :)


99 Fran September 10, 2012

Made this yesterday and it was delicious! And also kind of addicting :) Love the thick velvety texture. Don’t leave out the coconut whipped cream!!


100 Erin September 11, 2012

Guess what I made for breakfast this morning? And I am so glad I did!!! I love all things pumpkin and this was a wonderfully delicious way to start my day. So incredibly yummy!! Didn’t change a thing but half the recipe since it was just for me and now I am so bummed I halved it…. I am already craving more! This might have to be lunch too!! Thank you!!!


101 Lea September 11, 2012

This smoothie looks AMAZING, I’ll definitely have to try it soon!


102 dragana September 11, 2012

The smoothie was amazing! Lighter and less sweet than I anticipated.


103 Jessica V. September 12, 2012

Sounds great…and can’t wait to try it in a coffee beverage…however to eliminate the amount of sugar intake, what would you recommend as an alternative for Blackstrap mollases and maple sugar. I was thinking honey and agave nectar. But I want to make sure that the honey doesn’t change the flavor of the beverage. Your thoughts…


104 Jaime September 13, 2012

The smoothie sounds delicious and I really want to make. However, since I was a little girl I have not been able to eat bananas. I can thank big pharmaceutical for putting out children’s medicine that tastes like bananas. What were they thinking?! I digress, but my question is, can you taste the banana?


105 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 14, 2012

Hey Jaime, You can taste the banana slightly – however if you don’t want that in there I would try using dates (sock them if they are firm before use) Enjoy!


106 Karen September 22, 2012

Looks delicious. Any suggestion for someone who can not have oats?


107 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 23, 2012

hmm what about a different kind of flake like quinoa flakes? Or soaked raw buckwheat groats?


108 Evette C. September 24, 2012

YUM! Just made this and drinking right now. I included every ingredient and it is making a wonderful lunch. Very filling


109 Natalie September 27, 2012

This smoothie was so good, I almost cried. Thanks! I made it without the chia as I was starving but had to run out to pick up my son. Delish!


110 Tracy September 30, 2012

I made this yesterday- it was sooooooooooooo good!!


111 Shannon October 3, 2012

I am currently sipping on this and I am in heaven. It tastes EXACTLY like pumpkin pie! You’re a genius. I love how thick it is, makes it feel so decadent. I halved the recipe (since I only had 1/2 cup of pumpkin) but this is definitely going into my fall smoothie rotation. What a great way to get a Vitamin A kick in the morning!


112 Amy October 10, 2012

I am loving this smoothie right now and so does my 11/2 year old daughter!! Thank you!


113 Sarah October 16, 2012

I have to tell you, I made this into overnight oats for my fam of 4. I didnt have time in the morning to make a smoothie. Huge hit! It was yummy!


114 Christy Rowe October 19, 2012

Looks Yummy!! Can the molasses be substituted with something else??


115 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 19, 2012

Im sure it will taste good without it. :)


116 Shawny October 21, 2012

Heylo! I made this as a dessert for my friend and I — minus the coconut whipped cream — I didn’t have the coconut (FULL FAT BTW) chilled so I didn’t want it to flop. I wanted to tell you that we thoroughly enjoyed this, and I will be making it many times over! Thank you for your care, and talent!!


117 Katie McCullough October 29, 2012

Angela: I just saw a Dr Oetker ad on this page for pizza. Just letting you know. The smoothie is delicious!


118 Cassidy October 31, 2012

I made this and drank the whole thing in one sitting. Oh my sweet Jesus, was it GOOD. Thanks for sweetening up my Halloween with this treat, Angela! I love this website so much. I’m a relatively new vegan, so all these tasty recipes are sooooo comforting. :)


119 Tricia November 3, 2012

Excellent smoothie. I added a touch of agave nectar because I like it a smidge sweeter.


120 April November 6, 2012

I just found your site & am so impressed! You are clearly making an impact as you educate folks about the power of healthy food… wonderful. I would strongly & respectfully support our shift towards fresh pumpkin (including home-frozen or canned), especially as we consider our carbon footprints and rejection of GMO foods. Short term convenience has been such a painful injury to our incredible food system. Plus it’s wicked fun to put up pumpkin each fall!
Carry on & thank so much for your marvelous work…


121 Judy November 7, 2012

Is there something I can use instead of the oats? How essential are they to the recipe?


122 Drina December 5, 2012


I’ve been following your blog for a while now and I LOVE this amazing smoothie so much I had to finally post a comment. I have to admit though I ran out of pumpkin one day and got desperate so I substituted a big apple and it turned out AMAZING! My hubs and 4 out of our 5 kiddies love it so I now have to triple my batches so that i can actually get some :). My teen thinks he’s too cool to try it but i’m not giving up on him!
~ D


123 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 6, 2012

Thanks so much, Im glad to hear that!


124 Katy December 8, 2012

I made this for breakfast this morning (half recipe) and it was incredible!!
I just wanted to let you know, next time you make some pumpkin butter, you should try subbing it in for the canned pumpkin. I have canned pumpkin, but my pumpkin butter was in the fridge and used similar spices so I thought, why not? I cut down on the spices, skipped the molasses and used just a little maple syrup, and stirred in a tablespoon of oats at the end for texture. It was decadent!


125 Jordan January 5, 2013

I have to say I found your website sooo helpful compared to other blogs. I started out vegetarian 3 days a week, then 5 and now full vegetarian. Your recipes have made things so much easier and more enjoyable than I thought! I can’t wait to try the pumpkin pie smoothie! It looks delicious :) thank you for making these amazing recipes


126 Christina D January 5, 2013

Oohhh this sounds really delicious. I love pumpkin!

Where did you get the straws from? I could really use something like this!


127 Angela (Oh She Glows) January 6, 2013

They are by Glass D’harma :) looove


128 Jessi January 19, 2013

Hi Angela!

Thanks for posting such amazing recipes! I made your lentil walnut loaf and shepherds pie with the walnut meat over the holidays! It was a huge hit with meat and vegan lovers a like! I also love that you’re blog includes fitness musings and writings! I was wondering if the canned pumpkin could be substituted with fresh pumpkin in this recipe?

Thanks for all you do!


129 Sandy January 24, 2013

Yum, again! I’ve lost track of how many delicious recipes I’ve made – all from you! I made this yesterday morning, and it was so good. Every morning my little one year old son and I share a smoothie. I’d love to make this one for him, but he seems to be sensitive to oatmeal. Would leaving out the oatmeal be a crucial error – or do you think it would be okay?


130 Andrea January 30, 2013

Had this smoothie for breakfast this morning and loved it! Thanks for another great recipe :)


131 Sonya February 10, 2013

Canned Pumpkin doesn’t seem to be available in Australia! Would it be just like boiling pumpkin?


132 Kirsten February 12, 2013

Thank you so much for this smoothie! I had some technical difficulties with my blender but persevered with my food processor. No oats and less than perfectly chilled coconut whip cream – yet it was still great. As a very new vegan, it was wonderful to knock back such a tasty and filling treat.


133 Theresa March 26, 2013

Made this last night. Brilliant.


134 jenfournier March 28, 2013

This smoothie was awesome!! I was so shocked how the consistency was like a pudding after blending it. Since I LOVE pumpkin pie, this was perfect. My husband thought it was very filling, almost fit as a desert. However, I plan to use it as both a desert and a morning treat. I have used chia seeds, but usually drink them quickly before the get too plump. This has opened my world to possibilities. Thanks for the sharing!


135 Penny May 20, 2013

I read through as many comments as I could, but I didn’t see the answer to my question. Is there any substitute for the rolled oats? We are avoiding all grains for now.
Thank you!


136 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 22, 2013

Hi Penny, Not that I’m aware of…you could probably just make the smoothies without it! Enjoy


137 Emily - It comes naturally July 4, 2013

Yum, I used this as inspiration for my Fourth of July breakfast (hey, it’s not everyday you get canned pumpkin in the UK!!) posted on my blog today. Mmmmm!


138 meemawcrochets July 8, 2013

Please consider adding nutritional values with smoothies:)


139 Olivia August 10, 2013

So I made this smoothie today (yeah I know, not fall yet) but I just couldn’t get myself to like it. The pumpkin and spices cannot cover the taste of the banana, and I am a serious banana hater. What can I substitute in this smoothie or smoothies in general to get the same smoothie texture without having to deal with the atrocious banana taste?


140 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 11, 2013

Hey Olivia, What about coconut milk + dates?


141 Manda Reed August 18, 2013

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I am “converting” to the Vegan lifestyle and your website has made it so easy and DELICIOUS! My kids are going crazy over your recipes! I appreciate you taking the time to do this.. This smoothie was freaking awesome! Thanks again!


142 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 19, 2013

Im so happy to hear that Manda!


143 Laura August 27, 2013

I just made this for the first time and loved it!!! My coconut milk didn’t solidify so I just added some of the froth to the top of the smoothie, cappuccino style. Will the leftover smoothie store in the refrigerator for few days?


144 Mariah September 16, 2013

Wow! I thought the Cake Batter Smoothie was my all time favorite, but this one may have edged it out, so delicious!


145 Marci S October 4, 2013

This recipe looks so good!


146 Patthew October 14, 2013

Hi there,
My girlfriend is making me write u a comment because I licked the bowl after I ate most of the whipped cream.


147 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 15, 2013

hah glad you enjoyed it so much! :)


148 Davey October 25, 2013

These were fantastic! I substituted 1% milk and added in so e whey protein to make them even healthier and tastier and they were out of this world.


149 Torrey November 2, 2013

Just made this but used organic rice milk as I didn’t have almond milk. It was delicious and my 2 yr old daughter gobbled it up. Thanks for helping me give her a good shot of betacarotene this morning :)


150 Theresa November 3, 2013

Hi! I do not care for almond milk. Would 1 percent or skim milk work for the pumpkin smoothie?


151 Sarah November 10, 2013

I LOVE this recipe Angela! I’ve tried another smoothie recipe or two from you which I have also enjoyed. I’ve been on a big smoothie kick and would love to see some more smoothie recipes :o)


152 Kathleen November 17, 2013

I have to say I usually ignore ads on sights like these. But after reading your post about your new ads and your goals, I was curious and scrolled back up to actually look at the ads. And… at the very top of the page was an ad for Butterball Turkey.
After I chuckled, I thought you might like to know.


153 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 19, 2013

Hi Kathleen, We’ve blocked hundreds of brands and categories through our ad networks, so this shouldn’t be happening. Unfortunately we can’t see all of the ads that run in other countries, so I do appreciate you letting me know. We’ll have it removed shortly. In the future, it really helps if you send us the link too (just helps with locating the ad quicker) Thanks again!


154 Corinna November 22, 2013

Another winner. Thank you!


155 Carrie November 24, 2013

I just came across this recipe and being the pumpkin lover that I am I can’t wait to try it out!
I absolutely hate bananas though, so I’m curious if you can taste the banana flavor? Would it work if I left that out?


156 Mark December 3, 2013

If you were to choose a smoothie Maker Angela. What do you think of these?

Would any of these be your hot pic?


157 Amanda McManus December 10, 2013

This is so yum!


158 Lisa Ann Mitchell December 14, 2013

i just love pumpkin! i will surely give this a try! thank you!


159 Alison December 17, 2013

I am enjoying this delicious smoothie, on a hot summer Australian day, and just loving it! I think your recipes should come with a warning – they are just so delicious, and mildly addictive. I will be making your pumpkin butter during the weekend and can hardly wait to try it. Thanks for your recipes.


160 Marsha January 23, 2014

I loved this pumpkin smoothie. Do you have the calories in one serving etc. only because I wanted to add it to my food journal


161 Natalie January 30, 2014

Made this today, was absolutely delicious! Thanks for the great recipe :)


162 Lydia February 16, 2014

This smoothie is a breakfast staple in my house at least once a week! Thanks for sharing.

PS: It’s inspiring to see someone putting effort into supporting ads that are in alignment with their ethics.


163 Yvette February 25, 2014

I see a lot of delicious looking/sounding recepies for smoothies and deserts with plant based ingredients. My question as a new, not so lost anymore Vegan, why none of these recipes document calorie count? Do the calories just not matter because they are so insignificant? I really don’t have a handle on if I can get a way with consuming 2 cups of this delicious Pumkin Pie Smoothie, or should it be limited to one. What is the serving size and what is the calorie count for one serving?
Thanks, Yvette


164 Jennifer April 11, 2014

Is it possible to do this without the banana or substitute something else in its place?


165 Rachael April 22, 2014

Where I currently live in Japan, canned pumpkin is not something readily available. However, Japanese pumpkins called kabocha are year round. Feeling adventurous, I made this recipe with a bag of frozen pumpkin chunks. The end result? Delicious pumpkin pie ice cream. Just thought I’d share another way to enjoy this wonderful recipe.


166 lisa April 30, 2014

Is there a way to nix the banana? I can’t eat them. Suggestions for a good substitute?


167 Tony @ Blend Your Smoothies August 16, 2014

Looks so delicious! Yummmmy


168 Angela September 2, 2014

Hi I was wondering if anyone could tell me how many calories are in this? I’m on a meal plan to gain weight and in order for me to fit this in I need to know how many calories there are! Thank you so much if you know!:)


169 Laura September 17, 2014

Another one to add to my Vega Pinterest ‘Best Smoothie’ board.


170 Angela.W. September 21, 2014

This pumpkin pie smoothie is quickly becoming a family favorite in my house! We love it! Not only is it good for you but it’s absolutely delicious, and I even make the coconut whipped cream to go on top, and it makes this smoothie just plain perfect! I used full fat cream, and I didn’t drain away the liquid, and with my kitchen aid mixer on its fastest speed with the whisk attachment, I am able to produce light and fluffy whipped cream. My 4 year old also loves it, and that is a victory for me :)


171 Em @ Love A Latte October 3, 2014

I just made the velvety pumpkin pie smoothie from your cookbook and it is honestly the most delicious thing I’ve had this fall!


172 Olivia October 30, 2014

I just made this, expecting it to taste really weird/bad and it was delicious! I forgot the chia seeds but I think I like it without them since they would have added extra texture. As an Australian, pumpkin desserts aren’t popular over here like in America but after I made a pumpkin pie I was sold! Thanks for making such a great recipe :)


173 Marie November 16, 2014

I would love to be fully vegan or vegetarian, but I have a serious nut/seed allergy and it is really frustrating to go through recipes and almost everything has nut or seed in it. I don’t know how I could enjoy eating food and have this allergy while trying to be vegan or vegetarian! And, I like food. My alternative is to eat as healthy as possible and try to source responsible meat and fish when I cook with it.


174 Pamela November 21, 2014

Hi Angela, I have tried to contact you several times via email, twitter and Facebook about advertising/partnership opportunities. I am a ten-year ethical vegan working for a retailer that I believe would align with your ethics. I’d really love to hear back from you sometime. You can email me at pamela dot tourigny at terra20 dot com.


175 Ankit Jaiswal December 7, 2014

Look really delicious wanna try it!!!!


176 Tory January 18, 2015

Hi there, constantly i useed to check blog posts
here in thee early hours inn the morning, since i enjoy to gain knowledge of more and more.


177 Sara August 11, 2015

Isn’t this the same smoothie as this one: ?


178 Lisa October 17, 2015

Made this today for breakfast with frozen delicata squash and unsweetened vanilla almond milk. It was amazing!! My picky fiancé loved it and even chose it over a meaty restaurant breakfast. Then he even asked me to start sending it with him in the mornings on work days. I thought I would need to add some sugar, but it turned out wholesome and perfect without adding any. Definitely making it again and again and again.


179 Jan November 17, 2015

The total calories, fat, etc. were out of site absurd, what should it really be


180 Debra November 29, 2015

This was a fantastic smoothie! Even my wife, who always says she is sick of smoothies, came back looking for more. I was thinking that using a soaked date or two instead of the maple syrup, would be more “whole food” which is always a goal of mine. Thank you so much for creating these wonderful recipes!


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