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My Pumpkin Peanut Butter Smoothie is a recipe we love having for breakfast. With just four ingredients it’s super easy to make. I know that pumpkin with peanut butter sounds weird but it’s really such a good combination! It’s actually one of my favorite fall flavor combos.
This post has been sponsored by the National Peanut Board. Peanut Butter is a staple ingredient in my house and we add it to smoothies constantly! I received compensation for this post, but all opinions are my own.
I am always on the lookout for fast breakfast ideas because my daughter barely has time to get dressed in the morning before she has to leave for school. Smoothies are one of our favorite quick things she can take with her, so we make them often.
A peanut butter smoothie is a classic one, don’t you think? Every smoothie I make has some amount of peanut butter in it. Peanut butter is a staple in our house – we go through at least a jar a week, if not more – so it’s just a no-brainer that I toss some in our smoothies.
This isn’t just a plain old peanut butter smoothie recipe, however. This one gives your Thanksgiving leftovers a makeover by adding pumpkin pie filling to the mixture.
If you’re looking to make a peanut butter smoothie without banana, you can substitute pumpkin. Works like a charm!
You can substitute pumpkin pie mixture for banana in a peanut butter smoothie!PRO TIP
What are the best things to put in a smoothie?
There are a few things that I put in every smoothie I make:
- Peanut Butter – I prefer to use creamy for smoothies
- Milk or nondairy milk, for blending
- Protein powder for sweetness and extra protein
- Fruit, like bananas or strawberries or pumpkin
Peanut Butter is an easy affordable ingredient for any smoothie. It packs a nice nutritious punch too: with each serving you get eight grams of protein and two grams of fiber!
I also love to add protein powder. You can make a chocolate peanut butter smoothie with chocolate flavor powder or do as I did and use vanilla. It adds a little sweetness as well as even more protein, making this a great breakfast.
(Protein powder is optional and can be omitted, if you prefer.)
If you’re looking to make a peanut butter smoothie without banana, then this is the perfect recipe for you!
Use leftover pumpkin pie to make a smoothie!
I’m no stranger to mixing pumpkin and peanut butter: remember that pumpkin quick bread? The flavor is the best so I knew I wanted to add pumpkin to a peanut butter smoothie.
You can use pumpkin puree OR pumpkin pie filling for this smoothie. Just be sure to follow the directions in the recipe for whichever one you use. Pumpkin pie filling is something we’ll all have leftovers of, so why not make a smoothie?
Anytime I can say I had pumpkin pie for breakfast…well that’s a good day!
Can we mix peanut butter with milk?
For sure – I always use some sort of milk, either regular or nondairy, in my smoothie recipes.
I made a note in the recipe, but be sure to add milk to your liking: if you want a thinner smoothie you can add more milk. For a thicker one, add less.
What can I put in a smoothie to thicken it?
There are several ways to thicken a smoothie:
- Add more peanut butter! Peanut Butter is a natural thickener for smoothies.
- Protein powder will also thicken your smoothie, if you add it.
- Use less liquid or milk for a thicker smoothie.
However you make this easy smoothie recipe, your family is going to love it. I mean, your kids will love that they get to have pie for breakfast…but it’s much better than just eating a slice of pie!
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- No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake
- Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
- Peanut Butter Banana Bread
- No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
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Pumpkin Peanut Butter Smoothie
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 3/4 cup pumpkin pie filling
- 2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder, optional
- 2 cups nonfat milk or nondairy milk
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Add more milk as desired for a thinner smoothie.
- To substitute pumpkin puree: add 3/4 cup pumpkin puree instead of pie filling along with 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice and sweetener of choice, to taste.
We absolutely loved this peanut butter smoothie recipe with pumpkin! It’s an easy breakfast for on the go this fall!
Why would anyone have leftover pumpkin pie? 😀