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A mason jar full of pumpkin pie smoothie with a silver metal straw, garnished with chopped pecans and surrounded by a large white bowl of fruit, two bananas and some carrots.

Pumpkin Pie Recovery Smoothie

Enjoy your favorite autumn dessert guilt-free with this luscious pumpkin pie smoothie!

This month we’re all about exercise, and what better way to honor our theme than with this pumpkin-pie-in-a-glass recovery smoothie? It’s a great way to motivate yourself to schedule an extra hard workout!

Aside from the fact that it tastes like autumn, this smoothie plays a serious role in your workout recovery. We start with a can of pumpkin puree, which contains more than double the recommended daily amount of vitamin A. Next, we add a banana for potassium, and a carrot for antioxidants and vitamin C, which help protect your immune system.

To make your pumpkin pie recovery smoothie, simply blend up the ingredients with a pitted date for sweetness, a dash of pumpkin spice, and coconut milk to thin it all out. If you like, garnish with chopped pecans before grabbing a straw!


  • To get your smoothie nice and cold, refrigerate the pumpkin puree and coconut milk ahead of time. You can also add some ice if you prefer.
  • We love frozen bananas in smoothies, but you can use a room temperature one if you forgot to freeze one ahead of time.
  • You can use canned coconut milk if you like, but we prefer the kind in a container because its thinner in consistency—and you don’t need to find another use for the leftovers.

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  • Recipe by:
  • Serves: 1
  • Meal: Anytime
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree

  • 1 banana, frozen

  • 1 carrot, chopped

  • 1 date, pitted

  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice

  • 1 cups coconut milk

  • 1 tbsp chopped pecans, for garnish (optional)


  1. Add all ingredients (through the coconut milk) to a blender. Combine until smooth.

  2. Garnish with chopped pecans and drink up!

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