Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

This Oatmeal Pumpkin Smoothie is the perfect way to celebrate fall with your kids! It is easy to prepare, super healthy and full of all your favorite fall spices. What isn’t to love about a smoothie recipe that tastes like pumpkin pie?

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Creating This Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe

It’s my favorite time of year. I love Autumn because even though it brings chilly air and rainy days with it when it rolls into town, it also comes bearing gifts. I’ve been looking forward to the changing colors on the trees, the upcoming holidays, and all the pumpkin goodness that happens this time of year!

When the calendar turns to October, I fill the menu with every pumpkin recipe I can get my hands on. For me, pumpkin is the surest sign that Autumn has arrived. I love pumpkin so much that I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to Pumpkin Recipes.

This oatmeal pumpkin smoothie is one of our favorite pumpkin recipes right now. It’s a healthy, yet delicious, way to start the day. Plus, tasty pumpkin breakfast recipes make it easier to deal with the darker mornings and the chillier air we’ve been waking up to lately.

I really love smoothies for breakfast. They are something I can pull together quickly in the mornings while everyone rushes around like headless chickens.

Mornings during the school year are crazy at our house. We are not those people who have figured out a calm, solid morning routine. We are, however, those people that believe a healthy pumpkin smoothie alleviates the problem.

The best thing about this particular oatmeal breakfast smoothie recipe is that while it is healthy, packed with vitamin A, protein, and whole grain goodness, it tastes a lot like a yummy slice of pumpkin pie. Breakfast that tastes like dessert but is healthy like a bowl of oatmeal? Count me in! The kids want on that train too!

We’ll be eating pumpkin pie too, of course, because as far as I’m concerned, pumpkin desserts are as good as it can get. But since it’s harder to justify a slice of pie at 6 o’clock in the morning, I’ll settle for the next best thing. A pumpkin pie smoothie — complete with all the health benefits of a plain old bowl of oatmeal, that tastes like pie.

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Pumpkin Smoothie Ingredients

This healthy pumpkin smoothie uses minimal ingredients and can easily be tailored to suit your own tastes. For this pumpkin pie smoothie, you’ll need:

  • Rolled oats
  • Almond milk
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Frozen banana
  • Dates
  • Spices
  • Vanilla extract
  • Chia seeds
  • Ice

How to Make a Pumpkin Smoothie

Place the rolled oats in a blender and pulse until powdery. Then, add in the rest of the ingredients and blend until your desired consistency is reached. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

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Can I Omit the Dates?

Yes, but if you omit the dates I recommend adding in some honey or maple syrup to sweeten this pumpkin smoothie.

Can I Use Instant Oats?

Honestly, I’m not sure. You might be able to use plain instant oats since they’re fairly fine in texture. However, I’ve only ever made this pumpkin smoothie recipe as written so I’m not sure how it’d taste using instant oats instead of rolled.

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Tips for Making Pumpkin Smoothies

First and foremost, make sure you’re using pure pumpkin puree and not canned pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin pie filling is pre-sweetened and spiced, and will make this pumpkin pie smoothie too sweet.

Also, this healthy pumpkin smoothie is very flexible. If you’d rather use another type of milk, go for it. You can also use pre-made pumpkin pie spice instead of the three spices listed. In general, you’re welcome to play around with the ingredients as you see fit.

Finally, if you prefer a thicker smoothie I recommend adding in more ice and less milk. And for a thinner smoothie, use a little less ice and add more milk as needed.

More Pumpkin Recipes:

Looking for some more tasty ways to enjoy your pumpkin spice this fall? Check out some of these favorite pumpkin recipes, or browse the recipe index archives for even more great recipe ideas:

Be sure to check out these 25 Pumpkin Recipes to Try this Fall – So, if like me, you have a pumpkin hoarding problem you now have a very good excuse. I’ve just shared my favorite Pumpkin Recipes for you to try this fall.

A toasted cinnamon swirl bagel is delicious slathered in this Whipped Pumpkin Cream Cheese. This is a great way to use up leftover pumpkin puree that you might have in the refrigerator.

This recipe for Orange Spice Pumpkin Muffins with Pecan Streusel is a great addition to any breakfast or brunch. They freeze well, so make a double batch and keep some on hand for busy mornings.

This Easy Pumpkin Pudding is the perfect way to celebrate fall with your kids! It is easy to prepare, super creamy and full of all your favorite fall spices. What isn’t to love about this recipe?

Easy Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte, featuring real pumpkin, can be whipped up in just a few minutes for you to enjoy and warm up with this fall.

For a chocolatey after dinner treat, try these homemade Pumpkin Pie Truffles. They are also perfect for holiday gifting!

My family loves these Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls. They’re the perfect treat on chilly weekend mornings.

If you’re craving something savory, make a batch of this Pumpkin and Turkey Black Bean Chili. It’s incredibly hearty and great for busy weeknights.

What is your favorite fall pumpkin recipe?

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Yield: 2 smoothies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie is the perfect way to celebrate fall with your kids! It is easy to prepare, super healthy and full of all your favorite fall spices. What isn’t to love about a smoothie recipe that tastes like pumpkin pie?

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup dry rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3 to 5 pitted dates, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Place the rolled oats in a high powered blender and pulse once or twice to grind the oats to a coarse powder.
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients in the order listed and pulse until smooth.
  3. Add more milk to thin, if desired.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1/2 of recipe
Amount Per ServingCalories 216 Total Fat 4g Saturated Fat 1g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 3g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 10mg Carbohydrates 45g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 8g Sugar 23g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 5g
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by Allison Ruth

Allison Ruth is mama to three hungry girls. She blogs at Some the Wiser where she takes life as it comes and tries to learn a little something as she goes. Whether she’s baking bread, sewing, or contemplating the fate of socks gone missing in the laundry, she looks for the peace and creativity life offers to everyone who is paying attention. Living life deliberately isn’t easy, she admits, but it helps when you have good things to eat. You can also find her at Allison Ruth Photography.