If you’re going to pumpkin spice all the things, that should include making this pumpkin smoothie recipe! It’s packed full of nourishing ingredients, plus adheres to GAPS, paleo, and AIP diets to boot!
Whether it’s finally feeling like fall in your neck of the woods, or you are still suffering through sweltering heat, this pumpkin smoothie recipe will satisfy your autumnal cravings. It’s refreshing with a nice, spicy flavor that carries you right into hay rides and warm scarves.
Best of all, kids love it! It’s packed full of good-for-you ingredients, but tastes like a treat. It’s even healthy enough for a breakfast on the go.
This pumpkin smoothie recipe is GAPS diet, paleo, and AIP-friendly, meaning it is free from inflammatory ingredients and is allergy-friendly.
So what’s in it this pumpkin smoothie recipe?
We’ll start with a brain-boosting base of coconut milk (you can swap it for another milk if you prefer a different flavor and don’t have allergies to dairy or nuts). Coconut milk is packed full of good fats that feed the brain and help it function well.
Of course, you’ll also find pumpkin, which boasts a whole host of benefits itself.
What is pumpkin good for?
Pumpkins contain vitamins A and C. They are also a good source of potassium. This all adds up to supporting the immune system, reducing cancer risk, and even lowering blood pressure.
What is pumpkin puree? You may be surprised to know that when you buy canned pumpkin puree at the store, it may not just be pumpkin. Pumpkin puree can be a combination of gourds and squash as well, as the sweetest varieties are chosen for ideal flavor. Unless you have a rare allergy, this shouldn’t pose a problem. Just look for pure organic pumpkin puree without added ingredients like this.
Of course, you’ll also find pumpkin spice, because what is a good pumpkin recipe without it? As with all ingredients, quality matters.
What is pumpkin spice made of?
Store-bought pumpkin spice typically contains cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and ginger. Look for organic versions without added ingredients like sugar, starches, or anti-caking ingredients. We like this bulk Organic Pumpkin Spice.
Other nourishing ingredients
We also added some collagen peptides (aka hydrolyzed collagen) to add some protein to the mix. The added amino acids support neurotransmitters, hormonal health, and improved energy. We like this quality, grassfed Hydrolyzed Collagen. Read more about the benefits of collagen here.
Our pumpkin smoothie is sweetened with raw honey, which is the gentlest sweetener on digestion and also contains other goodies like enzymes and antioxidants. Honey can also help bolster the immune system and fight infections.
We also added a little vanilla for flavor.
Ready for the full pumpkin smoothie recipe? Scroll down!
- 2 cups coconut milk (approximate; or use one can coconut milk or other milk of choice)
- 3 tbsp pumpkin puree
- 2 tbsp collagen peptides
- 2 tbsp raw honey
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Combine in your blender and enjoy!