Ring in the Fall with this delicious pumpkin smoothie bowl

Pumpkin smoothie bowl with chia seeds, pecans, cranberries

What better way to kick start the first week of Fall than with a yummy pumpkin smoothie bowl? Well, technically it’s Fall, even though in Toronto we are going through a heat wave right now (41°C or 105.4 °F with the humidity). In my mind, no matter how hot it is, I feel like pumpkin is the ingredient to go with today! Side note: am I the only one who thought it was punkin as a kid?

I used to make this as a smoothie but with the extra ingredients, it makes an amazing smoothie bowl chock full of healthy goodness. Just some of the health benefits of this smoothie include boosting immunity for disease prevention, helping with depression, and intestinal and heart health.

Pumpkin smoothie bowl

  • Makes: 1 serving
  • Total time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

Pumpkin blended

  • 1 1/2 cup almond or soy milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla vegan protein powder, I use Vega Sport
  • 1 cup puréed pumpkin
  • 2 small pitted dates
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • Ice if desired

Optional toppings

chia-seeds

  • Chia seeds
  • Blueberries
  • Cranberries
  • Pecans
  • Sunflower seeds

Directions

Add all ingredients minus the toppings and puree until smooth. Add toppings and serve.

Nutritional information for 1 serving (based on brands used in the recipe)

  • Calories: 597 (without toppings: 382)
  • Fat:  16.5g (without toppings: 5 g)
  • Carbohydrates: 70g (without toppings: 45g)
  • Protein: 42g (without toppings: 35g)

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