A creamy, lightly sweetened pumpkin pie smoothie. This refreshing drink is made with pumpkin puree, ice, coconut milk, dates and spiced with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. This is the perfect way to get your smoothie fix during fall and winter. You have the option of using different plant-based milks in this smoothie. Also, if you’re not a date person (or if your blender is not strong enough to blend them), you could use a touch of maple syrup instead. Start small and adjust the amount to taste. You can also add maple syrup along with the dates if you want a sweeter pumpkin pie smoothie!

Date-Sweetened Pumpkin Pie Smoothie [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Serves

2

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, canned
  • 3 large Medjool dates, pitted
  • 6-8 ice cubes
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger, ground
  • Pinch of nutmeg, ground
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk or canned light coconut milk
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Preparation

  1. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth.

Notes

If you have a weaker blender, you can try soaking your dates in hot water for 30 minutes before blending. If you have a high-speed blender, you don’t need to soak the dates. Feel free to adjust the sweetness to taste. Try adding more dates or maple syrup as needed. You can also add more spices if desired. Using fresh pumpkin puree could change the taste or consistency of the smoothie. 

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