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Pumpkin Smoothie

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I realize the world has moved from pumpkin spice obsession to PEPPERMINT EVERYTHING, but I still have a can of pumpkin and am always a little behind the curve so this is happening.

I like to eat my smoothies out of bowls with a spoon because they seem like a more satisfying meal that way. (If you give me anything with a straw it will be gone in 6 seconds. This is how I got so incredibly drunk in college…) One of my very best friends actually eats her sandwiches with a spoon and this, I think, makes this smoothie in a bowl thing very normal. Just let us be.

Vegan Pumpkin Smoothie

You really can’t mess up a smoothie so a “recipe” seems 100% unnecessary (and please believe I didn’t measure any of this) so maybe just use this as a guide and then go nuts with your own interpretation.


  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and process until smooth


If you are in need of some smoothie-making jams, might I recommend the following:

Matrimony are Charlotte music’s hometown heroes. I went to see their show and live video taping Saturday night and am now trying to figure out how to be cool like they are. (Step 1: Dye hair bleach blonde. Stop eating smoothies out of bowls.) I love their music videos because they’re shot around Charlotte and show the city as its less poised, more authentic self in all my favorite hoods. (To hell with the banking industry.)

Anyway, check them out and if they’re in your city go give them some love. If you’re lucky you might catch an on-stage marriage proposal like we did. Here they are live at the Chop Shop on 11/30/13


  1. Can’t we have both? Peppermint AND Pumpkin??? I vote yes…but maybe not mixed together. Just generally. Also this looks awesome, I’ve been on the hunt for a good but basic pumpkin smoothie recipe….all the ones I’ve found call for protein powder or some other thing I don’t really want hanging out in my smoothies. I

    • I have yet to find a protein powder that isn’t gross.

      Yes to having everything all the time. Peppermint and pumpkin can peacefully coexist. But no, definitely no pumpkin+peppermint combos. Oh, the horror… Don’t worry, I actually googled “peppermint pumpkin pie” and nothing came up so the world is safe for now.

  2. Joy Joy

    And I have all the ingredients – score!

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