This pumpkin pie smoothie is like ice cream and pie all rolled into one but packed full of cauliflower, zucchini, collagen and warming, healing spices.
In other words, it’s perfect for this lazy lady who wants pie but knows she needs cauliflower.
Pumpkin PureeI use homemade frozen pumpkin puree for these smoothie bowls. This is a great reason to make extra pumpkin puree this fall and stash it in the freezer for later. Just take it out to defrost before making the pumpkin smoothie bowl.
For this recipe, you can use any pumpkin puree that works for you: fresh or frozen, homemade or store-bought.
Just make sure you purchase pumpkin puree and not pie mix! And opt for a puree with only one ingredient: pumpkin!
Ginger and TurmericFresh ginger and turmeric root add flavor and depth to this smoothie, not to mention nutritional benefits! Ginger has long been revered for its ability to calm the tummy and turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties when mixed with black pepper. The fresh roots add more flavor and texture to the pumpkin pie smoothie bowl and have less chance of pesticide contamination, but powder will work too.
It’s hard to have fresh turmeric and ginger on hand all of the time. However, there is a quick cure for this! The next time you buy ginger and turmeric roots, buy a little extra to slice and freeze for future use.
Don’t even bother to peel the roots before freezing because it’s not necessary for most recipes, like juice, smoothies, or curries. However, you could peel them before slicing and freezing if you prefer your roots peeled.
This recipe calls for 1-inch chunks of frozen turmeric and ginger root. Ginger gives a zesty bite and turmeric offers color while both are great for immunity and health. The black pepper is to activate the turmeric’s medicinal properties, as noted in this journal article.
The THICKEST Pumpkin Pie Smoothie BowlThese are THICK and creamy, so I serve them in smaller portions than my standard smoothie bowls. It gets its thickness from the frozen cauliflower and zucchini, so make sure to use frozen veggies.
They aren’t super sweet, so if you like things sweet then add a few more dates or some additional maple syrup.
It is also good as a nice cream and with chocolate chips added for dessert.
Super Thick Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl
- 1/2 cup frozen zucchini
- 1 cup frozen cauliflower
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1 tbsp coconut butter
- 2 scoops collagen optional
- 4 large dates soaked in hot water for 5-10 minutes
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 inch ginger root
- 1 inch turmeric root
- 1/2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2 dashes black pepper
- 4 tbsp Roasted mixed nuts
- 4 tbsp Coconut flakes
- 2 tbsp Grain-Free Granola optional
- 1 tsp Chia seeds optional
- Freshly grated nutmeg optional
- Place all smoothie ingredients in a blender on smoothie or puree mode or until all ingredients are smooth and of even consistency.
- Pour into a bowl and top with toppings
- Serve and Enjoy!