Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (Gluten free, Dairy free, AIP, SCD, Low Fodmap, Vegan, Paleo)

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe

Pumpkin Pie SmoothiePhoto: Instagram @ahealthyhappyglow

Nothing looks and tastes of autumn or the beginning of the holiday season more than pumpkin pie or pumpkin spice latte’s.  The colour, the sweet and earthy flavour attached to pumpkin pie is warming, cosy and filling – everything you crave as the leaves turn golden brown, the weather gets colder and the days shorter!

While I thought about coming up with a healthier version of pumpkin pie, I decided to try out the flavours in a smoothie.  Normally I make green smoothies, so to come up with an autumn-inspired one sounded like a nice change!  Full of Vitamin A, beta-carotene and potassium this smoothie is full of low-glycemic, mood boosting ingredients that will keep you fuller and energised for longer.

I added maca powder as I thought it complemented the earthy flavours of this recipe and added an extra energy boost.  Maca powder comes from the root of the maca plant found in Peru. Traditionally, maca has been used to not only enhance energy and mood, but also to regulate the endocrine system, particularly in women.

This recipe is perfect for using up leftovers and there are many adaptations that can be made to suit different diets.  I usually make it as a dessert as it’s on the sweet side. It’s so thick and creamy it feels like I’m having a decadent, naughty treat.

Pumpkin Pie SmoothiePhoto:  Instagram @ahealthyhappyglow
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Servings: 2

INGREDIENTS

1/3 cup sweet potato or butternut squash (cooked and cooled)*

1/3 cup pumpkin puree (cooked and cooled)

1 chopped frozen ripe banana

1 medjool date

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground ginger

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Dash of mace

¼ teaspoon maca powder (optional)

1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey (optional)*

½ cup coconut milk

Sliced pears and cinnamon for garnish

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Place all ingredients except coconut milk, and pear and cinnamon garnish into a high speed blender and blend until smooth.

Add coconut milk in small amounts and blend until desired consistency is reached.

Pour into a glass, sprinkle with cinnamon and top with sliced pears.

 

To make the recipe SCD Legal:  use butternut squash and honey instead of sweet potato and maple syrup

To make the recipe Low Fodmap: omit the date, pear and maple syrup/ honey, add another ½ frozen ripe banana and use butternut squash instead of sweet potato.

If you aren’t following an AIP diet you could swap out all the spices for 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice.

 

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3 Comments on “Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (Gluten free, Dairy free, AIP, SCD, Low Fodmap, Vegan, Paleo)

  1. This looks sooo good. I have Celiac and was also diagnosed with SIBO, and am having a hard time figuring out what I should do about sugars/starches. I don’t want my SIBO to return, but I love fruits, squash, sweet potatoes, etc! Are you ever worried about glucose/fructose consumption and a return in your SIBO?

    • Sorry to hear you have Celiac and SIBO. SIBO sucks. Yes was pretty worried about glucose/fructose consumption so I try to steer clear of high FODMAP foods and also SCD starches. It’s made a huge difference. So I mainly steer clear of sweet potato, parsnips, plantains etc but I’m ok with very ripe banana’s, butternut squash (not too much), low Fodmap fruits etc. Have you checked out http://www.siboinfo.com? It has some great information. xx

      • Yeah I’ve looked around on that site — very helpful! Just like to hear more from people’s personal experiences 🙂 Thanks for the info! Wish you the best on your health journey! Xo

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