I have one more pumpkin smoothie bowl recipe for the Halloween season: this pumpkin spice smoothie bowl breakfast! (But really, this pumpkin smoothie bowl will actually make a delicious breakfast or snack all fall – until it gets too cold that is!)
This pumpkin spice smoothie bowl is such a delicious treat and a fun way to get into the Halloween spirit (without downing a bag of mini peanut butter cups), thanks to the orange, black and white theme.
Ingredients for a Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Bowl:
- 1 c. pureed pumpkin
- 1 c. unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
- 1/2 frozen, chopped banana
- Unsweetened shredded coconut (topping, optional)
- Chia seeds (topping, optional)
How to Make a Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl:
For this pumpkin spice smoothie bowl, I mixed a cup of pureed pumpkin, a cup of unsweetened almond milk, 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice, 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder and half a frozen banana in my blender – you can add a splash more milk or a few more sliced pieces of frozen banana to control the consistency. I like to use banana because it adds thickness to the smoothie bowl without overpowering the pumpkin spice flavor. Pour into a large bowl (or two small bowls), pop into the freezer to firm up a bit while you chop up a peeled dragon fruit – I love that black and white center. When you’re done chopping the fruit, remove the pumpkin smoothie bowl and dress with blackberries and the peeled dragon fruit. I also sprinkled on some unsweetened shredded coconut and chia seeds for even more contrast and texture.
A Pyrex bowl in turquoise Butterprint is a must for serving this pumpkin smoothie bowl – it has the perfect autumnal design and turquoise just makes food taste better. That’s a scientific fact – you can Google it 😉
I’ve said it before, but I just love the prettiness of smoothie bowls – it’s such a lovely way to start the day! Plus you can add any frozen fruits/veggies you wish – this is a great way to hide some carrots or spinach. The latter might ruin the bright orange hue for this particular pumpkin spice smoothie bowl, but when I’m not worried about the look I often use smoothies and smoothie bowls for sneaking in some extra vegetables.
How to Make a Smoothie Bowl Thick:
Smoothies and smoothie bowls are all about the ratio of frozen ingredients to liquid. I use frozen fruit instead of ice, so if your smoothie or smoothie bowl isn’t thick enough add more frozen fruit! Too much liquid will create a smoothie that’s too runny. You can also use yogurt to add some substance but a dense, frozen fruit thickens it up best.
Well, I think that’s probably my last smoothie or smoothie bowl recipe until spring! Although we typically love smoothies and smoothie bowls all year long, this year they’re predicting a winter with TONS of snow, so I think it’s time for me to start sharing some warm and cozy foods to enjoy, curled up by a fire. Time to get my Hygge on and shift towards creating some toastier breakfast and brunch ideas for us to keep warm. But for now, I’m going to enjoy this pumpkin spice smoothie bowl.
Have a Happy Halloween, everyone!
P.S. Click here for my pretty blue and orange layered smoothie bowl – an equally Halloween appropriate treat that’s healthy and packed with fruit and vitamins.