This fall season inspired pumpkin pie mango smoothie brings all of the popular flavors of fall without the guilt! A sweet, festive flavor that you are sure to love.
Make with sweet mango, delicious pumpkin puree, and all the seasonal spices, this smoothie will quickly become your go to when you are craving #pumpkinspiceeverything and don’t want to pack on those holiday pounds.
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It can be kind of difficult when scrolling through Facebook and Pinterest, coming across all these delicious treats and baking inspiration for the upcoming holidays.
I am so excited to be sharing this fall inspired smoothie with you! It is chocked full of holiday flavor that any pumpkin pie spice lover will appreciate. You can even make this recipe into a delicious healthy parfait by layering it with added ingredients. It’s like pumpkin pie in smoothie form!
If you are not a fan of frozen bananas in your smoothies, then you are going to really love this simple, great tasting mango and pumpkin pie smoothie recipe as the mango gives it a lovely flavor boost!
Why Use Pumpkin and Mango?
Well, first of all, other than than amazing flavor, there are additional health benefits for the whole family.
Both pumpkin and mango are high fiber fruits (which assists in digestion and helping you to feel fuller), vitamin A (to support eye health), and iron (for healthy blood and heart health) making them nutritious foods.
Fun fact: pumpkins provide over 100% of your daily value for vitamin A, making it a perfect addition to a healthy daily routine.
How Can You Make This Smoothie Thicker or Thinner?
Well, this easy smoothie is pretty thick to begin with. Like you could totally make this into a smoothie bowl and eat it with a spoon if you so desire!
However, if you prefer a thinner smoothie, then you can swap out the yogurt for regular or plant based milk. You can also do half a cup of yogurt and half a cup of milk if you want it somewhere in the middle. You can easily change from a thicker consistency to a thinner one by swapping out one ingredient.
Nothing can beat a delicious and filling smoothie that you feel great about drinking! You can easily double or triple this recipe if the hubby and the kids want some also
Nothing can beat a delicious and filling smoothie that you feel great about drinking! You can easily double or triple this recipe if the hubby and the kids want some also and make a family sized smoothie (which is what always happens in my house!)
Seriously, who can resist the delicious flavor of pumpkin pie spice?
Not to mention that I feel great about giving my kids healthful treats without additional sweeteners that they certainly DON’T need!
How to Make This a Vegan Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe?
One of the great things about smoothies is that they are so versatile. You can easily swap out various ingredients for others to meet your calorie diet goals or for a bit of added sweetness.
Looking to pump up the protein? Add your protein powder of choice.
You can also easily swap out dairy items for non-dairy items, such as cashew milk. We generally always have Silk almond unsweet vanilla on hand.
>It’s crazy delicious
>It gives you those fall feels
>A healthy alternative to fatty fall drinks
>A rich pumpkin flavor with sweet mango chunks
>No artificial sweeteners
>Can easily make a vegan version
If you are someone who makes smoothies on a regular basis, then you most likely already have most of these ingredients on hand. If not…stock up!
Can You Make This Gluten Free?
Taking a look at the ingredients, most of these are naturally gluten free. However, if you are on a strict diet, then be sure to double check each ingredients, especially anything processed.
What Smoothie Ingredients Can You Substitute?
Realistically? You can substitute pretty much any of the simple ingredients in this pumpkin smoothie for something else. With the exception of the mango and the spices, you kind of need those to really get that flavor!
Let’s look at a few common substitutions for smoothie ingredients:
- Yogurt = Cow’s milk, goat milk, light coconut milk, almond milk, cashew milk, or any other plant based milk
- Pumpkin = Cooked and mashed sweet potato
- Dates = Pure maple syrup, agave, stevia, other plant based sweetener
- Spices = Avoid swapping out the spices, this is what really gives it that pumpkin flavor. Use fresh ginger with caution, it can be very overpowering.
How To Make A Mango Pumpkin Smoothie
- Gather up all of your tasty and beautiful ingredients.
- Soak dates in boiling water for 10 minutes (or leave to chill overnight in water in the fridge).
- Toss all ingredients into your high speed blender or Vitamix and blend away until smooth (usually about two minutes on high).
- Don’t forget the pumpkin pie spice, that is what truly makes this smoothie recipe shine!
Gather all your tasty ingredients and blend away!
- Make sure your dates are soaked and softened (with pits removed) before attempting to blend. Otherwise you will end up with date chunks instead of a creamy smoothie.
- Add the liquid to your high powered blender first (I use a Vitamix), this will help with smoothly blending up the other ingredients to the desired consistency.
- Adding a mix of both fresh and frozen mango helps to create a super, creamy consistency.
- Substituting yogurt for coconut milk or cream, gives a creamy texture and adding a bit more healthy fat if that is something you are after.
- Using a mixture of both fresh and frozen fruit helps to give this pumpkin pie smoothie that decident texture.
- You can also add a dash of vanilla extract if you prefer (I add this to just about every smoothie recipe I make).
- Looking to make smoothie bowls instead? Simply swap out your high speed blender or Blend Cuisine for a food processor.
Meal Prep & Planning Ahead
While I prefer to drink my smoothies fresh right out of the blender, that isn’t always possible.
You can easily add smoothies to your regular meal plan without having to make them on a daily basis. While generally smoothies are great for a quick snack or meal they also make the prefect addition to your meal prep.
Cuz, you know…life.
Prep ahead– Technically you can make this smoothie ahead of time, such as the night before, and freeze it. This works well if you are planning on taking your smoothie to work or are going to be out and about the next day. You can easily toss your frozen smoothie into your lunchbox and it will be thawed back to smoothie form by the time you are ready to drink it.
Storing your smoothie– If you are going to store your smoothie, it is best to store it in the freezer and let it thaw in a cool place before drinking it. It is best to drink it as soon as possible once it has thawed to get all of those amazing nutrients! You can easily make a larger batch and create different sized smoothies for family members.
Freezing– There are two main ways that you can store your pumpkin pie smoothies, either in a ziplock bag, mason jars, or in a cup. I really like using these plastic cups, while they are technically disposable, I reuse them as many times as possible. Just be sure to label your smoothie with a sharpie so you remember what you actually made.
Variations of Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
The flavor of this is so great to begin with, I don’t like to change it much. I love that it is packed full of natural ingredients and is something that I would gladly make on a regular basis.
You get that natural sweetness from the mango and dates with all of the popular fall flavors from the pumpkin pie spice.
You can easily swap out similar ingredients, such as using light coconut milk instead of yogurt and quickly make this a vegan pumpkin smoothie.
- Can you make this smoothie vegan? YES
- Is this a gluten-free recipe? Sure is!
- Can I substitute ingredients? Pretty sure I covered that already 😊
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Finishing Touches
While there is very little prep time involved in making this pumpkin spice smoothie, you certainly have a lot of options to dress it up when you are finished.
You can add assorted toppings with a coconut cream whipped cream to cut down on refined sugar, sprinkle with ground cinnamon, ground ginger, chopped nuts, or even chocolate chips for a delicious, fun vegan smoothie parfait.
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- 1 ripe mango, peeled and cut
- ½ cup mango juice
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- ¼ cup pumpkin
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- Grated nutmeg (just a pinch)
- ¼ tsp spice ginger
- ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2 pitted dates
Prep work: Soak dates in boiling water for about 10 minutes. This softens them and allows them to be blended better. (You can also leave them to soak in the fridge overnight if you think about it in advance).
Mix everything in the blender and blend on high speed for about 2 minutes, or until smooth.
Notes* If you only have vanilla Greek yogurt, reduce the recipe to 1 date, to adjust for the sweetness in the recipe.
You can also substitute yogurt for a plant based milk to make this a vegan recipe.