Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie

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With just the right amount of pumpkin spice, this rich and creamy Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie is the perfect taste of fall. It makes a great breakfast or snack, and if you add some optional dark leafy greens, you’ll get a double dose of veggies in a sweet and healthy treat!

A Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie in a jelly jar with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice and bits of chocolate on top and a blue and white striped straw

Creamy Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie

If you’ve never combined pumpkin and autumn spices and chocolate, you’ve gotta try a chocolate pumpkin spice smoothie. It really might be one of the best gluten-free pumpkin recipes because you get all that pumpkinny flavor without a lot of effort. I mean, just because you are craving pumpkin doesn’t mean you have time to make a pumpkin pie!

But back to the pumpkin and chocolate. I was skeptical at first. Even the combination of chocolate and spice was a little strange to me until became obsessed with Mexican Chocolate Oatmeal. But once I tried it, I realized how inspired of a combination it is.

I can’t put my finger on it, but it just works. No one flavor overpowers the other, and they all work in a glorious harmony. If you don’t want to commit to a full Gluten Free Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt Cake just yet, then dip your toes in the water by trying this twist on a pumpkin pie smoothie.

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Making a Healthy Pumpkin Smoothie

I always love finding healthy ways to enjoy a chocolate treat, and this easy pumpkin smoothie recipe is one of them. With pumpkin and the optional spinach or other dark, leafy green, you have the opportunity to get in two servings of veggies. Greek yogurt gives you a good dose of protein, and the frozen banana makes it creamy and adds some fruit and potassium. Cinnamon is awesome for blood sugar control. And chocolate, well, it’s a superfood!

Ingredients

  • Milk: You can use dairy or nondairy. I use unsweetened almond milk.
  • Pumpkin puree: Just plain pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling.
  • Pumpkin pie spice: You can use one that you purchase, or cadd cinnamon, ginger, nut, and cloves.
  • Cocoa powder: I just use Hershey’s but you can also use a cacao powder.
  • Greek yogurt: You can use plain or vanilla, but you’ll havwe to adjust the amount of yogurt and banan depending on which you choose to get the right sweetness and consistency. To make it vegan, use nondairy yogurt.
  • Frozen banana: A nice, ripe one, cut into chunks. You’ll need half if you used sweetenend yogurt, or the full one if you use plain.
  • Dark leafy greens: This is optional. I like to use babay spinach because it completely blends up and disappears, and you don’t taste it at all. But you cna use kale or any other green.
  • Ice cubes: Adjust to your desired thickness and consistency.

Add-ins: Feel free to add chia seeds, flaxseed, hemp seeds, collagen powder, protein powder, or any other nutritional or super food mix-in to up the nutrition factor!

Now just add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. You can add additional ice or milk if you need to adjust the thickness to your preference. Pour it into a glass and enjoy right away!

two chocolate pumpkin spice smoothies in glass jars surrounded by bits of chocolate and mini pumpkin decorations

The Best Blender for Making Smoothies

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I always recommend a high-powered blender like the Blendtec for the smoothest, most creamy smoothies. The Mini Wildside+ Jar is the perfect size for one or two smoothies. You can even use the “Smoothie” setting to have it gradually increase the speed to perfectly incorporate the liquids and frozen ingredients. Note, I do usually stop it a little before the cycle is over because I prefer an extra thick smoothie.

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Two pumpkin chocolate smoothies on a counter in front of a white tile wall with white ceramic pitchers of various sizes against the wall
5 from 1 vote

Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie

With just the right amount of pumpkin spice, this rich and creamy Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie is the perfect taste of fall. It makes a great breakfast or snack, and if you add some optional dark leafy greens, you'll get a double dose of veggies in a sweet and healthy treat!
Prep: 5 mins
Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsweetenend almond milk, or regular dairy milk
  • Handful of baby spinach, kale, or other dark, leafy greens (optional)
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling
  • 5.3 oz. container vanilla Greek yogurt (about 2/3 cup) OR 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • half of a frozen ripe banana, cut into chunks if you use the vanilla yogurt, or a full frozen banana if you use the plain
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or use 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, pinch cloves
  • 3-4 ice cubes

Instructions

  • Add the milk, spinach ro greens (if using), pumpkin, yogurt, banana, cocoa powder, pumpkin pie spice, and ice cubes to your blended and blend until smoothie, adding addiotonal ice or milk to adjust to our desired consistency and texture.
  • Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (1 smoothie)
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 324mg14%
Potassium 797mg23%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 11g44%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 22021IU440%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 467mg47%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

More chocolate smoothie recipes

As I said, I love a healthy way to enjoy a chocolaty treat, and chocolate smoothies are perfect for that. There are so many ways to make them too!

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