Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

But actually we made it this time with acorn squash; of course you could swap in pureed pumpkin (or butternut squash or perhaps even sweet potato if you want to be daring).

Pumpkin (Squash) Pie You Can Drink

We’re calling this a pumpkin pie smoothie because, sipping it from a mug on an October Saturday, you’d swear you’re drinking pumpkin pie in a cup.

Squash Pie Smoothies

Top down view of two mugs full of pumpkin pie smoothie.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

  • Author: Shanna Mallon
  • Prep Time: 55 mins (if making puree from scratch)
  • Cook Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 57 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 2.5 cups (20 ounces) 1x


Recipe for a simple and delicious pumpkin pie you can drink. This smoothie is made with squash or pumpkin puree and is full of healthy fall flavors.



For the Smoothie:

  1. 1 cup (8 ounces) pureed, roasted acorn squash or pumpkin
  2. 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) raw goat’s milk (or your favorite milk)
  3. 1/4 cup Grade B maple syrup (2 ounces)
  4. 1 teaspoons cinnamon
  5. 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  6. 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla

To Make the Puree:

  • 2 small acorn squash or pumpkin
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Dashes of pepper


For the Smoothie:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a strong blender or food processor and mix until combined. Adjust to taste as you like.

To Make the Puree:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Cut squash in half and remove seeds.
  2. Rub the flesh side of the squash with coconut oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Set squash, flesh side down, in a 9X13 glass baking dish or other rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes and let cool.
  4. Scoop insides out into a bowl; if chunky, puree in blender or food processor. For a recipe like the smoothie one above, that’s unnecessary, both because the squash was fairly smooth and because the squash will get blended in the smoothie itself.


You can also find more detailed puree instructions here (pumpkin) and here (squash).

  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Breakfast

Keywords: pumpkin puree, smoothie, pumpkin spice,

What about you? Did you make this and love as much as we did? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and please rate the recipe!

Do you love pumpkin? If so, some of these recipes should tantalize your tongue:

Photos by Shanna Mallon, © Ask the Experts, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. See our TOS for more details. Originally published on October 5th, 2013. Last updated: January 26, 2019 at 21:21 pm.

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About Shanna Mallon

Shanna Mallon is a freelance writer who holds an MA in writing from DePaul University. Her work has been featured in a variety of media outlets, including The Kitchn, Better Homes & Gardens, Taste of Home, Houzz.com, Foodista, Entrepreneur, and Ragan PR. In 2014, she co-authored The Einkorn Cookbook with her husband, Tim. Today, you can find her digging into food topics and celebrating the everyday grace of eating on her blog, Go Eat Your Bread with Joy. Shanna lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with Tim and their two small kids.

23 thoughts on “Pumpkin Pie Smoothie”

  1. Tears were in my eyes when I thought about the aisle at Wal-Mart and the parking lot at Goodwill. God is so good in the difficult things to bring about sweetness.
    I’m going to sit down and do this in a few days – make a list of 10 things that is. I think it’s healthy to intentionally reflect. Such a great post.
    And, what a genius idea for the drink – where do you come up with these things?
    Happy Anniversary month!

    • Oh, Bethany, you leave the nicest comments. Thank you. Tears were in my eyes, too. And as far as this drink — We’d come home late one night, kind of hungry but not in the mood for something heavy, and there was pumpkin puree in the fridge, and so I combined it with milk and spices, and it was so good, I wanted to do it again today with squash. : ) Both taste so similar! hope you try it!

  2. I loved your ten things! Um, yum!, to the drink! Also, I love those mums. I believe I’ll have to channel you in some mum pictures this week : )

    p.s. This post and the last one are not showing up on your site for me : ( I can only view them from a link on Pinterest and through Bloglovin’.

    • Bless you for telling us! My friend Ashley said the same thing a few days ago, and what’s tricky is when we’re logged in as admins, everything shows up new, so it’s super hard to tell if the problem is still there! We turned off some caching this morning, and I’m hoping that fixes it. I might email you to check. : ) Thank you!!

  3. I’m waiting for my library copy of The Lowland too and recently posted the same video via Poets & Writers, truly love Jhumpa Lahiri’s prose, and that quote–so good! This smoothie looks like a terrific tribute to Fall, can’t wait to give it a whirl plus yes to 10 Things and gratitude.

  4. Jhumpa Lahiri is my favorite! I have her new book sitting on my dresser waiting to be read, and now that I finally finished another book I was reading last night I plan on starting it today!

    • me too, Erin! Ever since I read The Namesake in one long night in grad school (I couldn’t put it down!), I’ve been her biggest fan.

  5. shanna, i’m not going to lie, when i read this part: “I want to be famous in the way a pulley is famous, or a buttonhole..” i read that last word as butthole and i may have laughed. really hard.

    i almost borrowed that lahiri book on friday, but instead settled on a neil gaiman book that became available. it’ll be my next read.

    here’s to October weddings and autumn smoothies.

    • Lan, I’m tempted to say that the ultimate meaning works either way… : ) Humble things are important things, haha. And on the Lahiri book — It’s good but it takes a little ploughing through in the beginning, at least if you’re not super into 1960s Indian politics. Just a warning!

  6. 1. You know I love a list.
    2. I love your header and the way the site looks and works right now. So beautiful!
    3. I love when you talk about reading.
    4. Happy anniversary month! God is so good.

  7. The blog looks so nice, Shanna – clean, pretty, and intuitive! And I’m so glad to hear that so much good has come since the disapointing loss of that house you guys had your eye on.

    • You are kind, Jess. I hope it is intuitive! I also hope you’ll let me know about anything that isn’t. And we are thankful over here, just as I know you guys are in the season you’re in of good gifts like wallets being found. : ) Full hands.

  8. I woke up this morning thinking about making a pumpkin spice smoothie, but sadly had no pumpkin in the house. It never even occurred to me to use the butternut squash I have sitting on my countertop until I saw your recipe here. Thanks for the great idea! I’m off to roast some squash….

    • Perfect timing! Let me know what you think! It’s amazing how much all those gourds resemble each other in flavor.

  9. Made a version of this smoothie with some plain yogurt, vanilla protein powder, milk, spices like above, vanilla, and the squash. Also added about 2 TBSP maple syrup. Great for fall. ;Thanks for the inspiration!

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