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!
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…]
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!
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!
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 ;)
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!
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!!!!
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!
Angela, I LOVE your new look here! I have followed your blog for a long time and this is a beautiful update!
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.
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.
You can make it without the molasses – it will still taste good. But yes do try it with molasses when you pick some up!
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?
Maybe I should have read the post right above mine before asking the question ;)
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!)
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 :)
I love pairing pumpkin with blackstrap molasses. This smoothie is a great way to welcome the glorious coming of autumn!
Love this smoothie! I’m really excited about fall and fall recipes!
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!
I guess you could drink this any time during the year. What a great fall find. I wonder could you use fresh pumpkin?
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!
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.
Thank you Jen, it’s a pleasure to meet you!
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?
I love pumpkin in smoothies and this one looks amazing especially with the whipped cream on top :) Hope you had a great weekend!
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.
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. :)
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!!
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!!!
This smoothie looks AMAZING, I’ll definitely have to try it soon!
The smoothie was amazing! Lighter and less sweet than I anticipated.
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…
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?
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!
Looks delicious. Any suggestion for someone who can not have oats?
hmm what about a different kind of flake like quinoa flakes? Or soaked raw buckwheat groats?
YUM! Just made this and drinking right now. I included every ingredient and it is making a wonderful lunch. Very filling
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!
I made this yesterday- it was sooooooooooooo good!!
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!
I am loving this smoothie right now and so does my 11/2 year old daughter!! Thank you!
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!
Looks Yummy!! Can the molasses be substituted with something else??
Im sure it will taste good without it. :)
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!!
Angela: I just saw a Dr Oetker ad on this page for pizza. Just letting you know. The smoothie is delicious!
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. :)
Excellent smoothie. I added a touch of agave nectar because I like it a smidge sweeter.
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…
Is there something I can use instead of the oats? How essential are they to the recipe?
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!
Thanks so much, Im glad to hear that!
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!
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
Oohhh this sounds really delicious. I love pumpkin!
Where did you get the straws from? I could really use something like this!
They are by Glass D’harma :) looove
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!
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?
Had this smoothie for breakfast this morning and loved it! Thanks for another great recipe :)
Canned Pumpkin doesn’t seem to be available in Australia! Would it be just like boiling pumpkin?
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.
Made this last night. Brilliant.