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It’s September, which means pumpkin spice everything! And I can’t think of a better way to kick off September than a pumpkin spice latte smoothie! It’s the same delicious drink we all know and love (PSL), but in smoothie form. If you’re a pumpkin spice lover and a smoothie lover, this pumpkin spice latte smoothie is meant for you!
Not into coffee?
Not a problem! You can substitute the chilled coffee with a milk of choice (I use dairy free milk) or use chilled tea instead. Chai tea would be delicious in this smoothie! Another option is to use a caffeine free coffee alternate like Dandy Blend – it’s made entirely from herbs and tastes very similar to coffee!
What ingredients will I need to make this smoothie?
You’ll need just several simple ingredients to make this delicious pumpkin spice latte smoothie. They are:
- Frozen bananas
- Pumpkin puree
- Chilled coffee (or chilled chai tea, dairy free milk, or a coffee alternative)
- Vanilla protein powder
- Almond butter (or other nut/seed butter, see below)
- Pure vanilla extract
- Pure maple syrup (optional, or other sweetener)
- Pinch of salt
- Pumpkin pie spice
Do I have to add vanilla protein powder?
You don’t need to add vanilla protein powder, but I find that it helps to make the smoothie more satisfying (and taste better!). My favorite vanilla protein powder is Truvani plant based organic vanilla protein powder. It’s made with only 5 real ingredients and it tastes delicious! It contains no artificial or “natural” flavors whatsoever. If you don’t add any protein powder to the smoothie, you’ll definitely want to add some additional sweetener (see below).
Do I have to add maple syrup or a sweetener?
If you don’t want to add the maple syrup to the smoothie, you don’t need to. I just find that it gives the smoothie a little extra sweetness, which I love. But if you want to leave it out, go ahead! However, if you don’t use vanilla protein powder in this smoothie, you will definitely want to add a sweetener of some kind to this smoothie. You can use honey, monk fruit, stevia, dates, or date syrup!
Can I use a different nut butter?
Yes, absolutely! If you don’t want to add almond butter to the smoothie, you can use another nut butter like cashew butter, walnut butter, pecan butter, or even peanut butter (haven’t tried this recipe with peanut butter yet). For a nut free option, feel free to use sunbutter (sunflower seed butter) or tahini (sesame seed butter). Please note I have not tried this recipe with seed butters yet!
Do I have to add frozen bananas?
If you don’t have frozen bananas on hand, you can simply use fresh bananas. I recommend adding some ice to the smoothie if you don’t use frozen bananas.
Looking for more pumpkin recipes?
If you’re like me and looking for all the pumpkin spice recipes, try some of my other fall favorites below!
- Maple Frosted Pumpkin Bread
- Sweet Maple Frosted Pumpkin Cake
- Hearty Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Mini Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Bites
- Single Serve Pumpkin Pancakes
- Single Serve Pumpkin Cookie
Ready to make this pumpkin spice latte smoothie? The full recipe is below!
Pumpkin Spice Latte Smoothie
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree
- 1 cup chilled coffee (see notes for other options)
- 2 tbsp almond butter (or other nut/seed butter)
- 2 tbsp sweetener (I use maple syrup)
- 1 serving vanilla protein powder
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Add all of the ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Pour the smoothie into 2 glasses and top with dairy free whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice. Enjoy immediately!
- If you don’t want to use coffee in this recipe, you can substitute the chilled coffee with non-dairy milk, chai tea (chilled), or a coffee alternative.
- If you don’t want to add vanilla protein powder or a sweetener to this smoothie, see the body of the blog post above for alternatives.