Pumpkin Pie Spice Smoothie Recipe

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Pumpkin Pie Spice Smoothie with Cushaw squash
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Ah, fall! That time of year when everything magically becomes pumpkin pie scented and flavored. From candles (don’t buy them!), to lattes, and everything in between … pumpkin is in the air.

Pumpkin Pie Spice?

Unfortunately, many of these  “pumpkin pie spice” products don’t actually contain any pumpkin or spice. In fact, many are artificially pumpkin scented or flavored.

Ironically, there isn’t any actual pumpkin in this recipe either, but in this case, it has been replaced with an even more nutrient dense option: Cushaw squash. This vitamin C and beta carotene packed squash is hard to find but easy to use if you can find it.

It is a wonderful substitute for pumpkin in many recipes and can be used as anything from breakfasts to desserts. Of course, you can also use pumpkin puree in this smoothie as well, but I’d recommend giving delicious cushaw a try if you can.

Cushaw can also substitute for pumpkin puree in these recipes:

Also, if you’re a fan of pumpkin pie scent but don’t want the artificial fragrances in most candles and air fresheners, try making a pumpkin spice room spray with these simple ingredients instead and make your own pumpkin pie spice in bulk too!

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

At first, I was unsure about using the more savory flavors of pumpkin in a smoothie, but this recipe makes a refreshing and delicious smoothie. It is easily customizable and fast to make.

Add more or less pumpkin pie spice and sweetener to suit your taste. Or try omitting the banana and using 2 dates instead as another way to get natural sweetness without adding any refined sweeteners.

Check out this post for a tutorial on how to puree cushaw squash and store for use in recipes like this.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Smoothie with Cushaw squash

Pumpkin Pie Spice Smoothie Recipe

A pumpkin pie flavored smoothie with cushaw squash for extra nutrients. Naturally sweetened with banana and vanilla.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Calories 425kcal
Author Katie Wells


1 smoothie



  • Combine all ingredients in blender and pulse until smooth


Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Pie Spice Smoothie Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 cups)
Calories 425 Calories from Fat 168
% Daily Value*
Fat 18.7g29%
Saturated Fat 12.7g79%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 101mg4%
Carbohydrates 55.8g19%
Fiber 9.3g39%
Sugar 37.5g42%
Protein 13.2g26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Play with the sweet and spiciness levels to create a perfect smoothie for you!

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Ever tried Cushaw? Would you? What is your favorite pumpkin pie spiced food, drink, or product?

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


One response to “Pumpkin Pie Spice Smoothie Recipe”

  1. Ginger Avatar

    5 stars
    I add pumpkin or squash puree to any soup or stew to thicken it while adding nutrition. You can also substitute the puree for any liquid in a recipe, like in casseroles, quiche, pancakes, or muffins.

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