This Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Smoothie is so easy I almost didn’t post it. It’s the easy things I throw together with little to no thought that feel not at all “blog-worthy”. But in truth, it’s those simple easy things that I actually eat on repeat and really enjoy. So, having made this pumpkin cake (which is AMAZING) for two different gatherings over the last month, I continued to find myself with left over pumpkin puree in my fridge. Smoothies have been a quick and easy go-to for me over the last few months. With things as busy as they’ve been, smoothies have become my nutrition in a cup most mornings. An easy way to get in some fruits, veggies and protein in a form that can be carried out the door or eaten while doing something else.
And this Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Smoothie has been a favorite this Fall. It’s dairy-free and vegan and comes together in about 5 minutes – assuming you’ve got coffee already made. I’ve also made it without the coffee several times and enjoy it that way just as much. If coffee isn’t your thing, you can easily substitute more of the almond milk in place of the coffee.
For those making pumpkin pie or other pumpkin desserts to share for Thanksgiving tomorrow – if you find yourself with leftover pumpkin, give this Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Smoothie a try!
We have so very much to be thankful for, I’m really looking forward to a restful day tomorrow, soaking up time with my husband, kids and family. I hope each of you have a special day with the ones you love!
Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Smoothie
- 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or milk of choice
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/3-1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup cold black coffee *optional, see notes
- 2 scoops protein powder
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2-3 packets stevia or sweetener of choice
- handful of ice
- Add all ingredients to high power blender, blend until smooth.
- Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired, enjoy!