This Pumpkin Spice Latte Smoothie is full of fall flavor, and perfect for a quick and easy breakfast or midday snack.
Pumpkin is like the Mariah Carey Christmas song of fall. You either love it, fully embrace all it has to offer, or loathe it entirely. Most of the time, I am disappointed with new pumpkin flavored things, but I still show up.
This smoothie is my favorite when I've finally accepted that summer is ending, but it is still 80 degrees outside. Instead of sweating an awful lip sweat in my blanket scarf and hot pumpkin latte, I opt for this pumpkin spice latte smoothie, while curled up in a blanket...with the ac on. Alternatively, these Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats fit the bill, too!
Ingredients you'll need to make this
- strong coffee or espresso, frozen into ice cubes
- frozen banana
- pumpkin puree
- maple syrup
- pumpkin pie spice
You'll need to start with a little prep work. Pour ½ cup of strong coffee or espresso into an ice cube tray, and freeze. It's best to do this the night before, or whenever you have leftover coffee so they are ready to go. You can skip this step, but freezing the coffee helps to make this smoothie more cold and creamy.
Add your coffee ice cubes, as well as 1 frozen banana, ½ cup milk, ¼ cup pumpkin puree, 1 teaspoon vanilla, ½ tablespoon-1 tablespoon maple syrup, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice into a blender.
Hint: Stash frozen coffee ice cubes in the freezer whenever you have leftover coffee so you'll be ready to make this whenever the craving strikes! ½ cup of coffee is about 4 ice cubes-worth.
- Use any milk of choice here to fit your dietary preferences.
- You can use chilled coffee if you don't have time to freeze. Texture won't be as cold and creamy, so you may want to decrease the amount of milk if you like a thicker smoothie.
- If you like a little texture, sprinkle hemp seeds or pumpkin seeds on the top of your smoothie.
- If smoothie is too thick, add a couple tablespoons of milk at a time until desired consistency is reached.
I don't have time to freeze my coffee. Can I make this with regular coffee instead?
If you don't have time to make the coffee ice cubes, you can still make this pumpkin smoothie without them. Just use ½ cup strong, chilled coffee or espresso. You may want to decrease the amount of milk you use if you want a thicker, creamier smoothie.
Is this vegan?
This smoothie can definitely be vegan-friendly by using a plant-based or non-dairy milk alternative.
How long does this keep?
It is really enjoyed best immediately, but can be kept refrigerated for a few hours. I'd suggest giving it a good stir if it has been sitting for a while for the best texture/consistency.
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