Pumpkin Smoothie with Hemp Seeds + 19 Pumpkin Recipes
Are you a fan of anything pumpkin flavored? Maybe you’re that person who’s the first to run to Starbucks for a pumpkin spice latte. Why not try a cold pumpkin drink like this super yummy pumpkin smoothie with the added health benefit of hemp seeds!
Today I’m joining a group of bloggers to bring you over 20 pumpkin recipes! I’d like to give a special thanks to Kristen at Ella Claire & Co. for organizing this super yummy blog hop.
This recipe is a great way to use leftover pumpkin puree from your pies or other pumpkin recipes. Just freeze the pumpkin puree in a muffin tin and use a couple of “muffins” to make the smoothie.
This recipe serves two, but you can always double or triple the recipe if you’re serving more people. And if you forget to freeze the puree in advance, cut the milk back to one cup and add ice to the blender.
I added a couple tablespoons of hemp seeds to the smoothie for additional texture and nutrition. Hemp seeds provide both omega-6 and omega-3 to your diet, and they have a much higher source of protein than chia seeds or flax seeds. It’s rumored they also help with PMS and menopause! So I like to toss them into my recipes when I can.
Top the pumpkin smoothie with crumbled cinnamon graham crackers and add a cinnamon stick for garnish and a little extra goodness. You can serve this as a refreshing treat but it’s good enough for dessert, too.
Pumpkin Smoothie with Hemp Seeds
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
- 15 oz pumpkin puree (canned or fresh) divided and frozen
- 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 cinnamon graham crackers crumbled
- 2 cinnamon sticks optional
A day ahead, divide the pumpkin puree evenly into a 12 muffin pan. Cover with aluminum foil and freeze overnight.
Pour milk into blender and add yogurt. Remove 3 frozen pumpkin puree "muffins" and add to blender. Add brown sugar, hemp seeds, and cinnamon. Puree until blended.
Pour into individual glasses and sprinkle crumbled graham crackers on top. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
You can enjoy a few more of my favorite fall recipes:
Butternut Squash Chili with Quinoa
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins
Be sure to check out all the pumpkin recipes from my blogging friends below!
Delicious Pumpkin Pecan Coffee Cake by Ella Claire & Co. | Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Roll Hack by Craftberry Bush | Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal by Tidy Mom | Moist Pumpkin Bread by Happy Happy Nester
Pumpkin Cake by Julie Blanner | Pumpkin Streusel Muffins by French Country Cottage | Gluten/Dairy Free Pumpkin Thumbprint Cookies by Zevy Joy | Pumpkin Smoothie by Town and Country Living
Pumpkin Pull Apart Bread by Inspired by Charm | Pumpkin Cookie Butter S’mores by Nest of Posies | Best Pumpkin Pie by anderson + grant | Pumpkin Bruschetta by My Sweet Savannah
Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts by Jenna Kate at Home | Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl by Tidbits | Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins by My 100 Year Old Home |Keto Pumpkin Muffins by Summer Adams
Pumpkin Cupcake Mason Jar Triffles by Home Made Lovely | Favorite pumpkin Spice Sheet Cake by Handmade Farmhouse | Healthy Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips by Boxwood Avenue | Pumpkin Lasagna by The Chronicles of Home
Pumpkin smoothies!? Yes, please! I am here for this!! Sounds delicious!!
Great idea to make them at home. I tried it this morning, delicious!
Such a good idea for leftover pumpkin puree!! Can’t wait to try this recipe!