Sometimes you just get hit with a craving so strong you have to honor it. If you ever happen to crave pumpkin pie, we have just the solution for you! This pumpkin pie smoothie bowl is a delicious treat, but of course we always try to keep our recipes as nutrient-dense as possible, so you can confidently know that this bowl is filled with vitamins, minerals, protein and healthy fats. The best breakfasts are the ones that fuel you and satisfy you while also providing you with the nutrition you need to take on your day, and this bowl fills all those requirements. Let’s get to it!

For the smoothie bowl base, you will need:

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 4 cubes frozen pumpkin puree* 
  • 2 chia pudding ice cubes**
  • 1 spoonful pecan butter
  • 1 pinch pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup coconut milk

* To make pumpkin puree ice cubes, simply fill a standard ice cube tray with canned pumpkin puree and freeze. You can pop them out and add them to smoothies or baked goods (once defrosted) whenever you need pumpkin! For this bowl, we keep them frozen solid when throwing them in the blender to ensure the smoothie is the optimal texture and temperature–– as cold and thick as possible!

** To make chia pudding ice cubes, first we need to make chia pudding! The perfect recipe, we have found, is the combination of one entire can of full-fat coconut milk and approximately five tablespoons of chia seeds. 

Simply mix these two in a container, leave in the fridge overnight, then spoon into a standard ice cube tray and freeze. They add a creaminess and thickness to all kinds of smoothies and smoothie bowls, not to mention the heavy dose of nutrients and healthy fats that can help to level up any smoothie! 

Add all of these ingredients to your high-speed blender, then blend using the tamper. As with any thick smoothie bowl, less liquid is key. Blend and mash, blend and mash. It will take time to achieve your ideal creaminess and texture! It’s worth it. Once it’s blended smooth, transfer to a bowl, and be sure to use a rubber spatula to get every last spoonful out of your blender. Nothing goes to waste here! Now you’re ready to add your toppings.

For the toppings, you will need: 

Simply top your bowl as you see fit. Once it’s complete, you will have a nutritious complete meal to dive into whenever you’d like. The flavors in this bowl simply scream autumn, but it can be enjoyed whenever you want. Even if it’s the middle of summer, no one can resist a pumpkin pie flavored treat. We hope you love this pumpkin pie bowl, no matter what the time of year! Grab a spoon, dig in, and enjoy!