If you have spent any time around here, you know I love my smoothies. But, I have quickly learned something these last few months. I am not much of a fan of photographing my smoothies. It’s super easy for me to whip out my phone and snap a photo for Instagram. But trying to make my smoothies look fancy and special doesn’t seem to be my forte as you can tell with this variety of photos.
So, while they may not always look so pretty, they sure are pretty yummy and give me a healthy breakfast (or lunch) I can be proud of.
This particular smoothie is thick and creamy. What I love about it is that the oats give it a little more staying power (hello, hunger control!) and this recipe makes enough for you to enjoy two classes!
For this recipe I added the benefit of cinnamon and turmeric.
Cinnamon has a host of health benefits along with its comforting flavor. Growing up, my mother always sprinkled brown sugar and cinnamon on our oatmeal. Cinnamon can also aid in the regulation of blood sugar. I recently discovered that it is used by herbalists for the aid in dealing with arthritis. That is how I stumbled on the use of turmeric for it too aids in the ease of pain from arthritis as it’s a known anti-inflammatory. I’ve really been trying to manage my arthritis lately so any little thing I can do, I’ll do it.
The pumpkin in this recipe is the canned pumpkin we did last fall.
This recipe is a greenie! I’ve hidden some spinach in it 😉
Pumpkin and Oats Smoothie
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 1 cup oats
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups pumpkin should be raw, if using puree, reduce to 1 cup
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp turmeric
- Dump everything into a blender and blend until smooth.
- If you have an issue with mixing, start with one cup of water and the spinach.
- Blend until spinach is well minced.
- Add the other ingredients and continue blending until mixed and creamy.
But it tastes quite like a little pumpkin pie!
Now that it’s warmer out, are you enjoying more smoothies? What is you favorite flavor?
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Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama says
I love the idea of using “off season” pumpkin. Sometimes I’m craving the flavor!
I eat pumpkin year round and when bath and body works has their pumpkin scents in, I stock up!
My husband would love this. He’s a big fan of pumpkin.
Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings says
Delish- I love pumpkin, and really enjoy making smoothies!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
Oh. My. GAWD! I have never had pumpkin in a smoothie, but I need one NOW. Holy cow….that sounds ah-mazing.
I loooooove it. Makes it so creamy and good. Filling too.
Ohhh, you had me at pumpkin! I usually do strawberry and banana smoothies.
Pumpkin is the perfect addition to any smoothie!
Jessica (Savory Experiments) says
Now I’m craving pumpkin! I never think much about it until Thanksgiving time, but now I NEED some!
I had no idea all of the benefits of cinnamon! This smoothie sounds delicious.
Carly Anderson says
I would love this! I’m a big fan of pumpkin.
I am not quite sure about this one. I only like pumpkin in soups. I am sure it’s just my weird hang up though.
Liz Mays says
I could totally go for that right now. It sounds so hearty and healthy.
Aimee Smith says
Yummy! Smoothies are my favorite in the summer. Perfect on a hot day!
I spent the afternoon looking at your blog with le grandma – we think your smoothies are VERY pretty, thankyouverymuch! Also I’m a huge pumpkin fan and was thinking about how to have some lately – I’ve also been on a smoothie kick, so this smoothie sounds like it’ll hit the spot nicely 🙂 I only have chocolate protein powder so it’s time to stock up on the vanilla kind too, or maybe I’ll try it with some vanilla yogurt!
Thats the fun with smoothies. It is all about experimenting and finding those flavors that work for you! I also tend to mix and match my milk.
TerriAnn @ Cookies & Clogs says
Yes, I love smoothies and am drinking them now. I might try the oatmeal as my smoothies don’t fill me up for too long.
I find that if my powder has a good amount of protein and then I had some fillers they keep be full a lot longer.
Debbie Denny says
That sounds so tasty. Love smoothies.
I absolutely love smoothies, especially for breakfast! Thank you for sharing this yummy one!
Mm, I have’t had breakfast yet and this would hit the spot. I like that it has pumpkin in it.
Sounds delicious. I will give this one a try. I have been wanting to get into the smoothie making business. 🙂
teresa mccluskey says
I have never heard of this kind of smoothie. But I def need to try it!
I am a huge smoothie lover and a pumpkin lover so I am all about this recipe! Thanks for sharing.
Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com says
well this sounds different! Id be interested to try it and see how it is!
Carly from The Puzzled Palate says
I need to get some GF steel cut oats and give this a try! I love anything with pumpkin!
I eat McCanns Irish Steal Cut Oats. I find they don’t work so well in smoothies.
Danielle @ We Have It All says
I never thought to add oats to a smoothie – great idea! And pumpkin?!? YUM!
I’m on a juice kick! I need to add some smoothies into the mix.
I love the idea of pumpkin in a smoothie! This sounds super delish!
Oh wow this looks and sounds so delicious — and healthy! Must give it a try for sure! Thanks for sharing!
I’m never try to pumpkin smoothie before. That sounds really good.
I never would’ve thought to make a pumpkin smoothie. It sounds delicious!
Marina @ Mommy Snippets says
I’m a huge smoothie lover, and I’ve never tried this combination! Thanks for sharing!
YUM. I never thought to add pumpkin to a smoothie. I will have to try this sometime.
I LOVE pumpkin anything! Desserts, smoothies, etc. Can’t wait to try this smoothie!
Me too. Its the best stuff!
Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest says
I need to get into drinking more smoothies. This sounds like a good one to start with because I like everything in it.
I have a lot of recipes here on the site. I love smoothies. So easy to make. Can be quite filling, too.
cam | bibs and baubles says
I’ve been eating more and more pumpkin in different recipes. I have never even thought about adding it to a smoothie. I’m intrigued – in a good way!
In the fall, pumpkin pie smoothies are the best!
Sounds really good and I’m intrigued – unique combination 🙂